"Proactive" security starts with AI at MRU

May 15, 2019

Mount Royal University has upgraded its aging security system with AI technology and equipment. An MRU release states that the new system will use iCetena technology, which "learns" and recognizes normal activity as patterns of movement across campus. Grant Sommerfeld, Associate VP of Facilities Management, added that the system does not detect individual people. Instead, it converts the movements of bodies into pixels in order to track irregular movements. MRU has also installed additional emergency stations and card readers to provide better access to security services. "The bottom line," said Sommerfield, "is that we do have better eyes. We’re protecting people and safeguarding assets." MRU (AB)