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How A BLIP Is Making Your Building More Secure

When we think of the trend topic Internet of Things (IoT) most likely things like wearables for personal healthcare or intelligent kitchen appliances will come into our minds. If you think in bigger scales Home Automation or Smart Cities will be terms you probably have heard of already. Other subjects are not so well-known because there are for the first sight hardly touch points with end users. But IoT is a field that offers much more.

Enabling the Internet of Things

That’s why we are running an IoT campaign together with our manufacturing partner Analog Devices (ADI) that is meant to bring you closer to other topics, which seem to be less sexy. But they aren’t less interesting because they may influence our daily lives. IoT is smart, and so can be agriculture, infrastructure, factories and buildings too. Those are the main focusses of the campaign and in this article we want to take a look at smart buildings, more precisely at building security.

EBV & ADI - Enabling the Internet of Things
EBV & ADI – Enabling the Internet of Things

Sensing the World Around Us

Privacy protection in buildings has always been an issue people are concerned about. Though since the emergence of the IoT and the development of electronic systems more possibilities to secure buildings are coming up. Sensing components became more and more important in this field during the last years.

ADI Solutions for Building Security

Blackfin Low-power Imaging Platform (BLIP) evaluation hardware (Image: Analog Devices)

For that reason, ADI has developed a revolutionary occupancy sensing solution called Blackfin Low-power Imaging Platform, in short BLIP. This solution offers end equipment manufacturers an out of the box form factor development platform. It features multiple functional profiles for different purposes in building security and other scenarios.

Indoor and Outdoor Use Cases

There is intelligent motion sensing and counting of people. The system detects people and analyses their behaviour. Applications that are connected with the sensors such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning can react on programmed setting accordingly. In the area of premises management, such as in parking lots, BLIP will be used to detect vehicles. Face detection is deployable in both indoor and outdoor use cases, which finds application in access control of buildings. Another field of applications would be street lights. Thus, BLIP can help to save energy significantly and consequently reduce costs and protect the environment.

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BLIP Block Diagram

Value Propositons for The Customers

The BLIP system includes an intuitive configuration GUI and enables real-time analysis of captured video, as well as video output/display through an on-board USB port, making it a highly valuable tool for product development. If you keen to get further details about the products or any other information, don’t hesitate to contact EBV here.

We also offer a webinar where we present the major elements of a sensor signal chain and you can improve your analog design know-how.