What is it?

E:T is an intelligent video surveillance agent built on deep learning A.I technology.

It is a real-time object detection solution that warns you of events via the Telegram mobile app. These motion events are triggered by true real world objects like people and vehicles which is vital to react pro-actively. E:T serves as early warning system and is great for monitoring mission critical environments. It could also be used to detect and track potential criminal activity with a full history of events.

How?

It works on low-cost computer referred to as the E:T device. The E:T device has an internal chatbot software which connects to your Telegram messaging app on your smartphone. This provides you with a chat messaging interface to talk to your E:T device. It eliminates the need to download propriety applications to communicate with your E:T device.

You can now tell E:T what to look out for and it will notify you once it sees those objects via Telegram. You have the power to respond and act upon the things E:T sees as they occur around your property.

E:T is multi-stream, which means it can look at multiple things at the same time. E:T is more than just surveillance, it is intelligence and control under your fingertips that allows you to respond in realtime. Here are a few distinct features that sets it apart.

Command

Menu-based chat commands. All activities are performed with the power of chat.

With its built-in chat engine and with the help of Telegram Messaging, E:T will deliver alerts or notifications to any of your Telegram capable devices. Telegram works just like Whatsapp but Telegram is 100x better and more feature-rich. There is no need to figure out a new app or a new user interface. If you can chat you can control it via an easy to use command menu. E:T even goes further to provide you with options of the possible answers it would expect so that you don’t have to “spell things out”.

Schedule

E:T is designed to assist you, not to annoy you.

You have full control over E:T’s actions and when E:T should notify you. With the multi-schedule system, you define a schedule per video camera feed that suits your requirements and E:T sticks to it. If a time-slot interferes with your convenience within the scheduled time frames, you can then simply ignore notifications for a given period without even changing the schedule.

Control

You are the Commander and you choose your Users.

E:T operates according to a single Commander, Multi-User design. You as the E:T System Commander have full access control over all the users of the E:T system. You can add as many users as you please to control E:T and you have full control over their access to the system.

Defend

Take real-time action!

Not only does E:T notify you on detections, you can also act upon them. E:T includes a defence arsenal engine. From audio alarms to voice message playback to IoT(Internet of Things) device activation, E:T got you covered. Add as many network controlled defence systems to E:T as you please and control them all at your fingertips. Also, there is no need to wait for something to happen, you can simply control your “things” anytime, anywhere.

Notify Anyone

Reach out to as many as you please.

Not only can E:T notify all of its users, but it can also notify anyone of your Telegram contacts. All you have to do is add them to your E:T contact list. Simply share your chat, and add them to your E:T contact list.

How Does it Work?

E:T utilizes world-class A.I(Artificial Intelligence) technology called DNN(Deep Neural Networks) or Deep Learning. E:T applies DNN computer vision algorithms or deep-learning methods called object-detection on the image frames of your real-time security camera footage. It then processes the results based upon a computer vision A.I model. Detection results are then compared with the objects you defined within the list of object classes available from the A.I model.

For example:

A.I models is usually pre-trained to detect only certain objects classes like persons, dogs, cats, cars and buses. If you choose this specific model, then you tell E:T to notify you on whether anyone of your camera feeds detects any one of the objects defined in the models class list. You could also choose specific objects like ‘person’ or a ‘dog’ and E:T will notify you on exactly that. It is a form of digital intelligence that aims to replicate the cognitive abilities the same as that of a human being.

Why is this important?

Most standard security CCTV systems deploy pixel-based methodologies and alarms on events such as motion. These motion-based triggers can be caused by anything moving in front of the camera. From leaves blown by the wind to flashing lights to insects moving across the lens, these are all things you don’t care about and these are things which mostly yield false alarms being triggered and annoy you through notifications which you’ll eventually switch off.

Yes, some standard CCTV systems depending on the price range have built-in intelligence like facial detection and people counting etcetera, but that is how far it goes for the cheaper systems. What if you want to know when certain things appear in front of your camera? Things like a car, or a motorbike or a sheep or a cow? These are just some of the endless things which could be detected through DNN or deep-learning provided its model is trained on those objects. The world of Deep Learning has opened the doors to digital intelligence and E:T deploys this kind of technology in conjunction with other technologies to solve many of the surveillance challenges.

E:T was not designed to replace conventional CCTV systems, but to complement and enhance an existing system. It can be viewed as an intelligence plug-in into your existing security ecosystem. And E:T, in turn, provides you with a powerful capability to act real-time from anywhere in the world! You don’t have to replace your existing CCTV system, just plug-in E:T. Below is a before and after illustration of how simple this concept works:

Before

After