Axis makes people in videostreams unrecognizable with Live Privacy Shield

Axis makes people in videostreams unrecognizable with Live Privacy Shield

Axis announces in a press release that the company is launching Axis Live Privacy Shield, an edge analytics product for cameras. With this software it is possible to mask people in video streams for privacy reasons.

The software makes people unrecognizable in real-time in video streams. This will make it easier to comply with privacy regulations. It also allows users to automatically recognize movements on location. The software runs directly on certain Axis cameras, so servers are no longer needed. The company also reports that the product is so easy to scale up.

Axis Live Privacy Shield works as follows: the software can set a background to live camera images, as it were, after which a transparent mask can be applied to parts of the images that change. Moving persons or objects are transformed in real-time into transparent objects against a certain background. This makes the persons and/or objects unrecognizable.

Partly apply also possible

This dynamic image recognition and masking is applied to the camera’s entire field of view in the default setting. However, users can also choose certain parts of the image to which the technique is or is not applied. Think of a camera aimed at a conveyor belt with moving objects, where the objects do not have to be unrecognizable, but the people who come into the picture do. The system can also be configured to create a separate stream without dynamic masking next to the original. In this way, people with the right authority can view the hidden parts, for example in the event of a security incident.

According to the company, Axis Live Privacy Shield is suitable for remote video surveillance or in places where privacy rules prevent the making of unprocessed recordings. Streams that are only intended to monitor processes, for example, can easily be made privacy-compliant. The product is so far only available in certain European countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.