Physical security has been trapped in a forensic and siled mindset for decades, while the rest of the company has evolved and transformed into proactive and connected operations. A new security management platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) seeks to change that status quo through the use of modern tools for unification, analysis and controls.
AI-based security management
"Security teams are handling more moving parts than ever,”Says Clayton Brown, co-founder of ReconaSense. "As it is today, the industry cannot keep up with the digital transformation and the "smart" movement. Physical security must move from forensic security to proactive and risk-adaptive security."
ReconaSense says the company is changing the physical security industry with AI-based technology and a risk adaptation approach
ReconaSense says the company is changing the physical security industry with AI-based technology and a risk adaptation approach. "We are focused on making security integrated, adaptable and proactive."Says Brown. The flagship product, ReconAccess, is a risk-adaptive physical access control system. It controls who can go where, when, in a building. A step further, ReconAccess analyzes the risk to prevent a person authorized enter a room if there is a danger or threat.It can also detect abnormal activity that can justify further investigation, that is, internal threats.
ReconAccess Unification Security Solution.
ReconAccess is part of a unification platform that includes geospatial AI, mobile Applications and analysis. ReconaSense helps organizations mitigate risk effectively in two ways. First, the system extracts data from disparate systems into a unified language. And then, it allows users to proactively identify risk and threats before they become problems. "We provide practical guidance and unprecedented visibility so that they can implement the appropriate controls for rapid repair and risk mitigation."Brown says.
Overall, ReconaSense will improve life safety, physical security prepared for the future and provide greater awareness of the situation, he says.
Application programming interfaces (APIs)
By creating a database translation layer through application programming interfaces (APIs), ReconaSense normalizes various data in a common language or database. Previous unification platforms have presented data from different systems in a common presentation layer.
ReconaSense deepens by extracting, transforming and loading these various languages into a common format for humans and machines alike to understand what is happening in their operation in real time.
ReconaSense was honored with the New Products Exhibition Award of the Security Industry Association (SIA) for access control software at ISC West 2019
Security and risk unification.
The ReconaSense security and risk unification platform integrates and translates isolated data through systems, devices and applications into a common language, which makes it easier to focus on what matters most and keep the risk at bay.
"We can change permissions in real time based on any individual behavior or environment,"Brown says. "The ability to assess risk on both sides of the door allows organizations not only to improve safety, but also the safety of life. We are also positioned to detect internal threats and to streamline operations in general."
Security and data integration.
ReconaSense provides a common operational image that integrates all incoming security and relevant data in an organization ReconaSense provides a common operational image that integrates all incoming security and relevant data in an organization. The security intelligence platform can detect early warning signs and abnormal events and implement remediation actions quickly. The platform can integrate third-party data systems more deeply, analyze and rate the data based on risk trends, and then activate the changes with a native access control system based on this intelligence.
ReconaSense works with traditional security integrators as its exclusive channel. They are actively adding more distributors to the network. At this point, the distribution is not on the road map, but it could be beyond the current horizon as the industry matures.
Smart approach to physical security.
"The market is ready for new technology",says brown ""We must continue educating integrators and end users about the need to move to a more proactive, intelligent and integrated approach to physical security," he says. "We have to help prove that AI is not as scary or distant as you think. It's here today."
In a year, ReconaSense expects its team and its network of partners to grow significantly and be deployed in a variety of sites throughout North America. The current team is made up of technologists, engineers, physical and IT security experts and data scientists. ReconaSense is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has a technology center in New York.