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Eagle Eye Networks acquires surveillance AI leader Uncanny Vision

Eagle Eye Networks acquires surveillance AI leader Uncanny Vision
Cloud video surveillance leader Eagle Eye Networks adds additional artificial intelligence technology, engineering talent, and a new regional office in India.
Eagle Eye Networks, a global leader in cloud video surveillance, announced the acquisition of artificial intelligence leader Uncanny Vision, accelerating the company’s leadership in providing AI and analytics to make customers’ businesses more efficient and the world a safer place. The acquisition also includes research and development capabilities and a new regional office in Bangalore, India.

“After evaluating more than a dozen AI companies, we began working with Uncanny Vision in 2020. It didn’t take long for us to conclude that Uncanny Vision is the clear leader in surveillance AI,” said Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks CEO. “Their award-winning AI technology is deployed across thousands of locations, including Fortune 500 customers.”

Read: asmag's exclusive interview with Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks about this latest acquisition. 

The deal accelerates Eagle Eye’s plan, announced in November 2020 when Eagle Eye raised funds from venture capital firm Accel, to dramatically reshape video surveillance.

Uncanny Vision’s deep learning algorithms enable recognition, identification, and prediction, improving business operations, customer service and site safety. Uncanny Vision’s award-winning AI is used today in multiple applications including:
  • smart parking
  • retail analytics
  • gate security
  • toll automation
  • smart cities
  • ATM monitoring
  • worker safety
  • perimeter security
Drako said, “Uncanny Vision’s tools for training, building, and optimizing models, and its infrastructure for managing and storing training data are superior. This is a key component we’re excited to add to the Eagle Eye Networks platform.”

All 60 Uncanny Vision employees will be retained, and Eagle Eye plans to expand the Bangalore office. Eagle Eye is committed to supporting Uncanny Vision’s current customers, and will continue to build its global infrastructure to provide the very best 24/7 support to its valued customers around the world. Uncanny Vision co-founders Ranjith Parakkal and Navaneethan Sundaramoorthy have joined the Eagle Eye leadership team. Parakkal said, “We share the Eagle Eye team’s vision to deliver advanced, cyber secure AI cloud video surveillance offerings that transform video surveillance for businesses around the globe.”
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