It should come as no surprise that Artificial Intelligence – or “AI,” as it is commonly known – has moved from the realm of science fiction into the world of the real. There’s hardly a single business industry or sector that is not rapidly affected by the remarkable, game-changing power of AI.

The security industry is no different. We see the power of Artificial Intelligence brought to bear in new and intriguing ways to increase the safety and security of vulnerable populations. Consider a system like the one produced by Aviglion, out of Vancouver [1]. This AI-driven video camera setup provides camera coverage of schools and other high-risk places, automatically scanning for suspicious behaviors, guns, and mannerisms. According to this Associated Press article, systems like these are in place throughout places like Broward County, Florida, and Greeley, Colorado.

We can also see how this type of security is present in places like crowd management. The next time you go out to a big, crowded space – like a huge college football game, urban transit area, or big rock concert – know that AI-driven security software from companies like Herta Security may be silently scanning your face and the face of people around you [2]. This powerful AI system scans the faces of people in the crowd against an established watch list, seeking out potential threats. It’s not a scene from the newest Mission: Impossible – it’s real life.

AI is also helping to keep buildings secure from natural threats. Let’s take an example from the Steel City. Using tech powered by Carnegie Mellon University, students created an AI model that flagged commercial buildings in the city that are at a high risk of catching on fire. Armed with that information – and updated weekly – the Pittsburgh fire department can start working on proactive solutions for these buildings, checking sprinkler and alarm systems and reinforcing the importance of fire safety [3].

Along with the practical benefits that AI has for buildings – regulating water, monitoring the performance of elevators, automating HVAC systems – it’s also aiding in access and security for modern buildings. AI helps to fill in the gaps that come with human-driven security. With the threat detection elements, modern AI systems have, a building’s protection isn’t at the mercy of human eyes scanning multiple cameras at once. Threat-detection Artificial Intelligence ensures that no danger to the building from humans is missed.

As Artificial Intelligence continues to work its way into these security industries, the opportunities in alternative investments will grow along with it – and Circle Squared will be right there at the cutting edge.

“We’re always looking for better ways to develop safer communities to protect people where they live, work, and play,” Jeffrey Sica, the President, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Circle Squared Alternative Investments said. “As we’ve seen across the industry, the power of Artificial Intelligence is key to ensuring our safety and security. Circle Squared is exploring ways to bring these AI-driven innovations to our investors and future development projects.”

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[1] (Moreno, AP News, 2019)

[2] (Strom,, 2017)

[3] (Davis, WESA.FM, 2018)