New Smart Patrolling by Utility & Sony to be Unveiled at IACP (Learn More)

Utility, Inc. and Sony Provide Law Enforcement With Smart Patrolling Solutions Powered by AI as an Add-on to the Rocket IoT™ Vehicle video systems, Freeing Officers from Keying in License Plate Numbers and Significantly Minimizes Driver Distraction.
Utility, Inc. and Sony Provide Law Enforcement With Smart Patrolling Solutions Powered by AI as an Add-on to the Rocket IoT™ Vehicle video systems, Freeing Officers from Keying in License Plate Numbers and Significantly Minimizing Driver Distraction.

Utility Inc. have collaborated with Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. to develop Smart Patrolling, the first in-car camera video system with artificial intelligence (AI).

Smart Patrolling will add to conventional license plate reader (LPR) technology for law enforcement patrol vehicles by providing a cost-effective solution that can be delivered to entire fleets, rather than a handful of vehicles.

Smart Patrolling is the only solution that uses AI to achieve license plate capture through an in-car video system.

This feature, which is an add-on to existing Rocket IoT™ Vehicle video systems, frees officers from keying in license plate numbers and significantly minimizes driver distraction.

Satoshi Kanemura, Senior General Manager at Sony Corporation

“We are excited to collaborate with Utility in the development of Smart Patrolling solution,” said Satoshi Kanemura, Senior General Manager at Sony Imaging Products & Solutions, Inc. 

“At Sony, we strive to develop innovative solutions for our customers and for that reason, we are proud to collaborate with a forward-thinking company like Utility, Inc. that develops incredible technology for police and other first responders.”

“It is an excellent match with Sony’s new innovative AI-based solution backed by many years of experience in the field of image recognition and processing.”

Smart Patrolling integrates fluidly with Utility`s cloud-based evidence management platform, AVaiL Web.

(Learn More. CAD Calls are automatically integrated into the AVaiL Web platform. They are displayed on the AVaiL Live Map, and can also be associated with the appropriate video evidence. Courtesy of Utility and YouTube. Posted on Dec 12, 2017.)

The value of artificial intelligence (AI) used in Smart Patrolling for a police department grows as more vehicles use the technology.

Ted Davis, President and CEO of Utility
Ted Davis, President and CEO of Utility

With Smart Patrolling as an add-on to the Rocket IoT™ In-Car Video System, entire departments can be outfitted with License Plate reading capabilities.

“Smart Patrolling is a game changer for law enforcement,” said Ted Davis, CEO of Utility, Inc.”

“For many years LPR technology has been inaccessible to all but a handful of first responders.”

“By leveraging our company’s combined capabilities in communications, software, and AI, Utility is rewriting the LPR script for our nation’s first responders with Sony.” 

“Today we are announcing license plate reading as an add-on to our tremendously successful Rocket IoT™ In-Car Video System.”

(Utility, Inc offers agencies and departments a complete system that works together to effectively capture, store and manage video evidence. Courtesy of Utility and YouTube. Posted on Jan 19, 2017.)

“Soon our partner departments will be able to embed license plate meta-data into vehicle and body worn camera video automatically, notify their drivers of hot list plates, and collaborate with other departments for investigations – all through AVaiL Web™.”

In addition to Smart Patrolling, Utility is in the preliminary stages of developing recognition technologies designed for fixed as well as mobile applications with Sony, to enhance response to amber and silver alerts, and to cross reference to known criminal databases through the use of license plate information.

Utility and Sony are exhibiting Smart Patrolling at the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando, FL from October 7th-9th in booth #2511.

Utility’s Complete Evidence Capture and Management System

Both the BodyWorn™ camera and the Rocket IoT™, singularly or in conjunction, leverage their unique communication capabilities to activate specific recording triggers that automatically initiate video recording.

(Utility’s next generation BodyWorn Camera is a smart device that fits securely into your uniform with our patent-pending mounting system. The camera lens aligns perfectly with the grommet to provide you with accurate video evidence collection. Courtesy of Utility and YouTube. Posted on Mar 29, 2016.)

These triggers are set by the Department’s individual recording policies—including a built-in accelerometer, prone positioning, light bar sensors in concert with door opening, rapid motion, GeoFence entry, etc.— and can be updated at any time via their video management system, AVaiL Web™.

The BodyWorn™ camera and the Rocket IoT™ system offer unique integration with real-time GPS reporting of officer and vehicle, auto-related video for synchronized video playback, dockless evidence offload and more.

Utility provides law enforcement officers with an intuitive platform for effectively capturing, managing and releasing video evidence.

Utility’s BodyWorn™ camera and Rocket IoT™ in-car video system incorporates real-time communications, policy-based automatic recording functionality, and real-time GPS positioning for the best situational awareness possible during critical times.

Furthermore, it’s AVaiL Web™ cloud-based digital evidence management solution securely stores captured evidence and offers Smart Redaction™ – the only automatic video redaction software on the market today.