The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) also chose the AISight system, in order to meet a grant-related deadline for deployment and to improve the overall efficiency of its risk assessment, threat identification and real-time response capabilities. With a workforce of nearly 5,000 individuals, the SFMTA manages that city's entire surface transportation network, including the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). San Francisco operates the largest transit system in Northern California and seventh largest in the U.S., serving more than 200 million customers a year.
"AISight's behavioral recognition technology gives SFMTA the ability to monitor dramatically larger numbers of cameras in real time, while also allocating larger numbers of staff for direct public safety duties," Gerulski says. "As a result, they can react faster and more appropriately to rapidly changing situations, as well as monitor and review vast amounts of historical footage that do not require real-time analysis."