SOURCE: Sighthound Inc.

December 16, 2015 08:30 ET

Sighthound Releases Sighthound Video 3.0

The Easiest Way to Add State-of-the-Art Computer Vision to Your Home or Business Security System

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2015) - Sighthound, Inc. today announced the release of Sighthound Video 3.0, the latest version of its popular home and business security software.

Sighthound Video is an on premise video security application which uses a computer vision engine to distinguish between people and other forms of movement for home and business surveillance, thus greatly reducing the number of false alerts generated by conventional motion-based detection.

The third major release of Sighthound Video includes the latest computer vision algorithms from Sighthound's Computer Vision Lab, resulting in improvements in detection, classification and tracking of moving people and objects.

In Sighthound's own benchmarking tests, Sighthound Video 3.0 showed 71% fewer false positives overall, with accuracy in person detection up to 96.9% from 90.1% for the previous version. The most marked improvements were in the ability to ignore insects, rain, snow and shadows when looking for people. The reduction in false positives for these categories averaged 89.9%.

"Our team of computer vision PhDs is always working to improve the algorithms in our products, and thanks to some breakthroughs this year we have been able to incorporate state-of-the-art computer vision into our consumer and small business product," said Sighthound's CEO Stephen Neish. "Sighthound Video has always had a strong following, and we're excited that in the latest release our users have access to some of the world's leading computer vision."

Other improvements in version 3.0 include:

  • Run as a service functionality, with auto launch at system boot without user log in
  • Major performance improvements to file management
  • Bit rate is configurable for remote access video streams
  • Remote access now operates via https
  • Free Starter edition resolution limit changed from QVGA (320x240) to VGA (640x480)

Also released today are new versions of the native mobile applications for Android and iPhone with SSL, available free of charge at the Playstore, App Store, or from https://www.sighthound.com/download.

Sighthound Video 3.0 is available from today at no cost for those Sighthound customers holding a current support subscription, and from $60 for new customers. Customers who have let their support subscriptions lapse should reinstate them by logging into their Sighthound web accounts at https://www.sighthound.com. Annual support subscriptions cost $12 for the Basic Version and $50 for Pro.

Customers new to Sighthound Video can download the free Starter edition and access a free 14-day Pro trial at https://www.sighthound.com/download.

The latest version of Sighthound Video joins Sighthound Sentry, the embedded computer vision engine used by OEMs to add intelligence to their products, and Sighthound Cloud, a set of computer vision APIs for developers.

About Sighthound

Sighthound makes sense of movement through our world. By building state-of-the-art computer vision research into easy-to-use software, Sighthound makes it easy for computers to see.

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