Rhombus Systems, an enterprise video security startup catering to industries including hospitality, said it is redefining video security for businesses with its AI-powered security camera – the Rhombus R1. This next-generation security camera has the ability to learn and alert users to an unidentified person, making threat detection faster than ever before. Rhombus’ video security system continuously analyzes video to help organizations better secure their physical spaces.
Rhombus Systems is a major advancement to outdated CCTV systems that encounter a wide range of problems, such as bulky hardware, difficult installations, complicated servers, outdated network video recorders (NVRs) and the risk of becoming compromised. The R1 solves these issues and can even examine its environment, people, objects and motion to improve its overall performance.
With Rhombus, users have the power to trust or flag certain faces giving it the ability to preemptively detect potential threats. For example, if the cameras identify an individual or object that is prohibited from a school campus or hotel, the system can provide their location and alert the appropriate personnel with real-time notifications, all without having to monitor a video feed. The system can also count and record the number of unique people, measure foot traffic, and pull quantitative data to help businesses understand how their space is being utilized.
The Rhombus R1 cameras are plug-and-play – meaning they can be setup, taken down, and moved in a matter of minutes providing unique flexibility and scalability. Rhombus is entirely cloud managed, allowing users to securely access their system from any computer or mobile device. End-to-end encryption and automatic firmware updates come standard to ensure the system itself is secure. Seamless IT integrations, such as single sign-on (SSO), Office 365, and Slack are included to make managing the system and user-experience effortless.
When asked how the cameras benefit hospitality in particular, the company gave a few key reasons:
Rhombus' AI powered cameras are cloud managed and don’t require additional hardware like servers and NVR’s. This means the company can simplify the infrastructure that hotel operators have to manage and it makes it really simple for them to setup new cameras whenever they need them (they can be setup on WiFi or over Ethernet).
A hotel operator can also check into any of their properties easily from any web browser or mobile device allowing them to be in multiple locations at once.
Administrators can grant access to any of their hotel staff and can make sure those staff members have access only to what they need. For example, staff from one hotel can be limited to see cameras in just their hotel. For hotel operators that have numerous properties, this simplifies the management of the system.
Intelligent features like people counting and heat maps means Rhombus can give insightful data to the operations team. This data can help them make informed decisions about how much a certain space is being used or how much foot traffic a certain area might see.