On Jan 12th CLARITY researchers were invited to attend the third Netwatch "Employee of the Year" awards that took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Step House Hotel in Borris, Co. Carlow. This event is a celebration of Netwatch employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for Netwatch in the past year.
Although not Netwatch employees, the CLARITY researchers were recognised at the event for their contribution to Netwatch's ongoing commitment to research and development. The CLARITY team are collaborating with Netwatch on a 2 year Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership, the goal of which is to develop a new alarm reduction system. The novel surveillance techniques being developed can distinguish whether an alarm has been triggered by human activity and will greatly reduce the thousands of false alarm calls received by Gardai each year.
Pictures (from the left): Kevin McGuiness (post doc DCU), Ramya Murthy Hebbalaguppe (research masters DCU), Noel E. O'Connor (Prof. DCU), Niall Dorr (Chief Innovation Officer at Netwatch), Jogile Kuklyte (PhD student, DCU).