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Ekin launches product portfolio in the US

Ekin claims its smart, connected system is proven to dramatically enhance safety citywide

The Red Eagle safe city system offers new ways to look at a city's safety and surveillance
The Red Eagle safe city system offers new ways to look at a city's safety and surveillance

Provider of safe city technologies, Ekin, has introduced a range of mobile and versatile security products for the US market.


The new product offering includes: Bike Patrol, the first and only smart patrol product for bicycles; Patrol G2, a one-of-a-kind smart patrol product for use on authorised vehicles; Micro Spotter, a compact, high-resolution video recording device; and Face, facial recognition technology developed with deep learning.


According to Ekin, while a city controlled by a traditional surveillance system is secure to some extent, it claims its smart, connected system is proven to dramatically enhance safety citywide: after employing the use of Ekin’s Safe Traffic system, Abu Dhabi police saw a 34 per cent reduction in traffic accidents in 2014 when compared with 2013.


In total, Ekin products detected more than 20,000 traffic violations in Abu Dhabi in 2014. The company currently works with more than 20 municipalities and has built over 500 city safety control centres around the world.


“After demonstrating our products starting in Texas and Florida, we look forward to partnering with local law enforcement agencies and private corporations to provide citizens with a greater sense of security,” said Orkunt Yozgat, director of business development and marketing at Ekin.


Bike Patrol​, the first and only device of its kind, performs automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), speed detection, and parking violation detection on the move. Bike Patrol can be installed on any police bicycle and enables law enforcement to prevent disorder caused by parking violations.


Patrol G2 is the second generation of Ekin’s Patrol product which can be installed on any authorised car to help enhance city safety with its mobile ALPR, facial recognition, and speed and parking violation detection technology.


Powered by Face, Ekin’s proprietary facial recognition software, Patrol G2 captures all faces within its field of view and compares them with a police department’s database of wanted suspects.


Micro Spotter​ can be mounted on a pole, tripod or any point on a vehicle, including a roof or hood. Micro Spotter’s high-resolution video surveillance ensures traffic safety by automatically and continuously detecting license plates, vehicle speed and red light violations.


Face,​ a face detection and analysis system, recognises faces with high accuracy to ensure continuous safety. When searching for a suspect, Face provides law enforcement with a list of possible time zones, images and videos where specified individuals might have appeared.


Information from all Ekin products across a city is collected and centrally managed using Ekin’s proprietary Red Eagle Safe City operating system, which offers a new way of looking at city safety and surveillance.


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