New Security Industry Association (SIA) member UVeye is a startup that develops automated inspection systems for vehicles, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and proprietary hardware. The company was founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has offices in Tel Aviv; Stamford, Connecticut; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan. UVeye supports over 100 installations in sites worldwide.
SIA spoke with Sharon Azoulay, global marcom manager at UVeye, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
Tell us the story of your company.
SA: UVeye was co-founded in 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel, as a drive-through solution for intelligent vehicle screening. The company created a product combining hardware and artificial intelligence to protect sensitive sites from bombs, smuggling, data theft or contrabands hidden in the undercarriage of a vehicle and do a more objective and efficient job than a guard with a mirror.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
SA: Our company provides mobile or stationary products places at the entry lane to a sensitive facility like an embassy, seaport, airport or border control station. Vehicles drive above the system up to 30 kilometers per hour, and within 10 seconds the operator would receive a high-resolution image with exposed threats and anomalies that shouldn’t be under the car. What’s unique about UVeye is the algorithm, which has scanned and analyzed over 2.5 million vehicles and knows how to detect threats on the first pass without the need for comparison or past scans.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?
SA: Uveye has been funded and backed up by automotive giants like Volvo Cars and Toyota Tsusho in order to utilize the same technology in the automotive industry as well.
On Tuesday, May 5, we will host a webinar, Intelligent Vehicle Screening on the First Pass: Undercarriage Threat Detection Using Deep Learning. Learn more and register here.
What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?
SA: UVeye is setting the standard for intelligent vehicle screening and is guiding officials on how to create objective and quick vehicle screening with no people at risk.
What do you think are the biggest opportunities in the security industry right now?
SA: First, setting the standard for regulation vehicle access control for more sensitive facilities. Second, protecting data centers, banks and other data-related facilities from theft or cybercrime by exposing hidden portable hard drives and USB sticks.
What are your predictions for the security industry in the short and long term?
SA: More and more facilities are going to need effective screening of vehicles coming in and out of their premises, and UVeye has the technology and experience to provide visibility and reporting to different role management accordingly.
What are the biggest challenges facing your company and/or others in the security industry?
SA: Reaching the relevant end clients through the right integrators to support challenges at the right timing.
What do you enjoy most about being at your company – and in the security industry?
SA: Uveye is a dynamic AI-based startup with fantastic innovation personnel and versatile solutions.
What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?
SA: More exposure to the right partners who might be interested in standardizing their vehicle access control and security screening at the entrances or exits of their premises.
How does your organization engage with SIA? what are your plans for involvement in the next year?
SA: Joint webinars and participation in conferences.
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