Optimization of manufacturing processes and safety with AI-enabled cameras
As the global demand for produced goods continues to increase, manufacturing companies face new challenges in meeting customer demand and increased safety concerns throughout the supply chain due to a backlog of goods in transit. The new technology offered by smart cameras can help alleviate some of these issues by offering a whole new way to monitor and control security measures and optimize operations within manufacturing plants, which both benefit to businesses and customers.
While specialized smart cameras have been used for production monitoring in large facilities for the past few years, a new generation of smart cameras is helping small manufacturing companies manage day-to-day operations more efficiently, ensuring compliance with safety measures. in the workplace and to detect production stoppages. These cameras, which run on an open Security & Safety Things (S&ST) platform, are equipped with artificial intelligence-infused video analytics and are capable of running a variety of different applications from a single store. ‘applications, much like a smartphone. With nearly 100 apps that address a growing variety of use cases, these smart cameras are easy to deploy and can very quickly detect issues that often go unnoticed by the naked eye, but can impact the business. operational efficiency and the overall customer experience.
“The value of a smart camera lies in its versatility to monitor and document proper production as well as the handling and transportation of goods, while simultaneously contributing to the customer experience,” says Anton Wintersteller, senior director of business development, Safety and security things. “Smart cameras with AI-enabled applications are now part of the toolbox of manufacturing facilities looking for new and innovative ways to improve operations. “
Improve the safety and security of plant or warehouse personnel
The safety and security of employees is a priority for manufacturing and logistics facilities, with a constant threat of danger from machine malfunctions and other accidents. Video analysis can help ensure compliance with safety rules, such as the proper use of machinery, adherence to safety rules, and the wearing of appropriate protective equipment. Smart camera solutions can monitor whether employees are wearing safety clothing, by identifying the required hard hats, high visibility vests, work glasses and footwear.
Additionally, these cameras can aid in the detection and notification of appropriate personnel when individuals enter security areas around large machinery or other hazardous areas. They can assess smoke and vapor levels in closed rooms and other areas. By monitoring slips, falls, or other potential injuries, they can trigger alerts faster – as well as detect early warning signs of potential incidents, such as smoke and fire from machinery.
Fire prevention for the protection of warehouse assets
Smart cameras play an important role in fire prevention and safety, through the early detection of flames, smoke or spills in large commercial buildings. As warehouses and manufacturing facilities become less populated with the implementation of automation technology, intelligent monitoring will play a crucial role in the future. Video analysis, combined with AI and other current technologies, such as thermal imaging, can detect such incidents at an early stage and trigger alarms faster and more reliably than smoke detectors. conventional. This prioritization of building safety can help reduce insurance risk and high premium costs.
Optimized inventory management and production efficiency
Video analysis in security cameras is already helping to manage large inventory in buildings and improve storage capacity in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. When goods and boxes of different sizes need to be stored using maximum space efficiency, smart cameras can help recognize incoming and outgoing items in real time – depending on size and format. This allows the picking machines to better sort them appropriately.
Quality control and enhanced security for logistics throughout the supply chain
Video analytics can help warehouse and logistics service providers successfully deliver the right product to the right place and to the right customer in perfect condition, by monitoring the condition of the packaging throughout the supply chain. ‘supply, by detecting open or damaged boxes at the loading dock before delivery. accepted. In the production facility itself, smart cameras can alert drivers with incoming shipments from empty loading docks for unloading, or alert facility personnel of potential blockages or dangers to incoming and outgoing vehicles. which could delay delivery times.
The demand for goods will continue to increase and production will be responsible for becoming even faster and more efficient every day. Smart cameras can help individuals monitor security and operations in real time, while providing valuable business information that can monitor and document proper handling and transportation, leading to a safer and more efficient installation.