Umbo Computer Vision Announces New, AI-Based Camera

SmartBullet helps businesses, integrators and governments deter malicious intruders by leveraging the industry’s most powerful learning camera available today

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Umbo Computer Vision, the leading provider of autonomous video security technology, today announced the release of Umbo SmartBullet. Umbo SmartBullet is the bullet-style variant of its learning cameras for businesses, integrators and governments looking for autonomous video security capabilities and a simple end-to-end user experience.

“Approximately 119 million professional video cameras were sold globally in 2017*,” said Jon Cropley, principal analyst, video surveillance and security, for IHS Markit, a global business information provider. “This major surge in camera deployments has caused a significant increase in hours of footage to be monitored. As a result the need for faster processing and higher quality resolution has never been stronger.”

With real-time video security capabilities and AI-based technology, SmartBullet enables facilities managers at businesses in high crime areas, critical infrastructure installations, school campuses, transportation systems and other public venues to record, track and receive more accurate notifications when intruders have entered a property, climbed a wall, crossed a border, etc. This higher rate of accuracy means alerts that security managers will actually want to see and pay attention to, creating a safer environment for customers, employees, civilians and students. 

“To date, the majority of security cameras on the market are lacking high video resolution, data processing capabilities or have weak exteriors. SmartBullet is the perfect solution to this market-wide problem,” said Shawn Guan, CEO at Umbo Computer Vision. “It is capable of processing more streams at better resolutions and adaptive, transformative design makes it right for all sorts of different environments. Additionally, SmartBullet seamlessly integrates with Umbo SmartCloud and Umbo Light services for the best user experience in the industry.”

SmartBullet features and capabilities include:

  • Full Metal Body Armor
    SmartBullet is built with distinctive full-metal armor displaying a powerful look that deters potential crime on sight. The stunning design is as tough as it looks, rated IK10 for high impact resistance. Users can also enjoy the design’s IP66 dust and water rating for protection from the elements.
  • 3x More Powerful
    SmartBullet takes video quality up a notch, delivering better resolutions and higher frame rates than the SmartDome. Higher quality streams mean better results when Umbo Light, the company’s visual intelligence computer vision service, is active. SmartBullet will also has two-way audio and zooming capabilities to improve overall data capture.
  • Adaptive Design
    Featuring an industry-first transformative design, SmartBullet can be configured for different customer needs. Available configurations at launch include an LED torch for floodlight illumination and infrared (IR) for visibility up to 160 feet.

Pricing and Availability
SmartBullet is shipping now. Pricing is available on request. More details can be found on

*Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Video Surveillance Intelligence Database, August 2017. Information is not an endorsement of Umbo Computer Vision. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit for more details.

About Umbo Computer Vision
Umbo Computer Vision is an artificial intelligence company developing autonomous video security at enterprise scale. Our mission is to create a system that can understand human behavior, protect critical assets and keep people safe. The company was the recipient of the Best in Video Analytics award from SIA in 2017 and Best in Show from Nvidia GTC 2016 ECS. Learn more at 

Press Contact:
Laura Asendio
Merritt Group
(703) 390-1512

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