Umbo Computer Vision partners with PSA Security Network

Company to offer its AI platform to PSA’s systems integrators at a reduced cost Paul Ragusa Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO—Umbo Computer Vision, an artificial intelligence company building autonomous video security systems for businesses and organizations based here, on July 20 announced a new partnership with PSA Security Network, a security and systems integrator cooperative.

"We are really excited to start this partnership with PSA,” Shawn Guan, Umbo Computer Vision CEO, told Security Systems News. “They have an amazing reputation amongst the top players in the security field and to have the chance to work with them and their customers just a few years after our founding is special. We really think our A.I. technology is the best in the business and look forward to showing them what we can do."

PSA customers will now receive direct access to Umbo CV’s artificial intelligence platform at a reduced cost. With cloud-hosted solutions and A.I.-as-a-service, Umbo CV makes it easier to cement stronger customer ties and build sustainable recurring monthly revenue, according to the release. “Umbo CV brings machine learning to the forefront, boasting 98 percent accuracy,” according to the announcement. “Customers love its quick-to-learn, easy-to-use app and desktop portal, and low-cost of entry.”

“We are excited to have them as a partner,” Bill Bozeman, PSA Security Network’s president and CEO, told SSN. “The whole AI play and managed services’ play tie in together, and there is great potential for our integrators in providing these services. It is our job here at PSA to do our due diligence on these types of partnership opportunities and new technology.”

From intrusion detection projects in the cannabis industry, to accurate and real-time human counting at major shopping centers, to prison violence detection, Umbo CV “has made great strides in advancing the security industry’s capabilities,” the announcement said, and has been the recipient of numerous accolades and honors at ISC West, Nvidia ECS, CVPR 2016, and the DARPA Robotic Challenge. Umbo’s newest product, called Light, won the New Product Showcase award in the Video Analytics category at ISC West 2017.

“Umbo CV is changing the approach that security is managed and reacted to by reducing costs and complexity from all angles of the integrator appointment lifecycle,” Craig Patterson, director of vendor management at PSA, said in the announcement. “This approach streamlines everything from concept, to installation, to deployment and training, to maintenance and support, and allows integrators to handle more customers with less work and fewer costs.”

Bozeman is excited to offer these services to PSA members, which boast more than 300 branch locations, employ nearly 6,000 security industry professionals and are responsible for more than $3.5 billion annually in security, fire and life safety installations. 

Topic:  Commercial and Systems Integrators Tags:  PSA Security Network, Umbo Computer Vision, Shawn Guan, Bill Bozeman, Craig Patterson
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