An innovative AntiPiggybacking and AntiTailgating system based on AI
The APB – Anti Piggybacking System is an innovative classification system able to detect whether within a predefined inspection volume (its boundaries can be either physical or virtual) more persons are transiting at the same time while only one was authorized. It is based on the most modern machine learning techniques and part of its technology is patent pending.
The system is composed by one or more analysis modules and by one or more collector modules.
The analysis module is an embedded system that acquires and processes both 2D and 3D data. All these modules are identical and perform on board all the classification tasks. They must be placed in proximity of the inspection volume.
The use of classifiers based on machine learning allows the system to obtain results that are very reliable and robust.
In fact, people can be identified even if they are only partially in the camera field of view and even in the absence of relevant features like the face.
The collector system is an industrial controller developed by Mechanica Group. It receives and combines the analysis module results and interacts with the access control system through digital IO and/or ethernet connection (modbus or string based protocol). Usually it is installed close to the access control system.
The quantity of analysis and collector modules depends on the inspection volume size and on the requested redundancy. There are no constraints about the module relative positions. Thanks to its modularity, the APB is very flexible and highly scalable.
The APB effectively works even in small volumes as a booth or a safety revolving door (minimum height 2100 mm, in the latter case the analysis is independent in each sector). It can operate both indoor and outdoor.
This product comes in two versions: standard and OEM.
The APB system is equipped with a web interface, accessible by means of any browser or device (including tablets and smartphones), as long as they are in the system local network. Through this interface an operator can log in and download data, check the system operating, access the system diagnostics, modify settings and so on.
A large number of systems have already been installed worldwide.