IMPROVE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Helios improves street-level situational awareness and short-term weather forecasting by validating real-time ground conditions day and night.
ACCESS REAL-TIME ANALYTICS
Helios provides immediate access to weather condition analytics from an aggregated network of nearly 40,000 traffic and surveillance cameras.
DETECT GROUND CONDITIONS ACCURATELY
Helios delivers 95% weather detection accuracy capturing hyperlocal extremes and short-lived severe events not detected by traditional methods
Helios scalable cloud analytics services leverage a growing network of existing cameras to process imagery in real time using machine learning to instantaneously identify and classify changes in ground weather conditions. With 95% weather detection accuracy, Helios® creates 24/7 alerts for phenomena such as road snow, road ice, wet roads, poor visibility, and precipitation.
Helios Road Wetness Analytic provides confirmation of precipitation affecting road or pavement conditions and notifies users of wet or dry pavement and potentially dangerous areas during a storm event.
Helios Road Snow Analytic provides visual confirmation of snow impacting road or pavement conditions, identifying three specific road snow conditions: no snow, partially covered, and totally covered.
Helios Road Ice Analytic provides warning for road icing conditions by combining information about precipitation on the ground, falling precipitation, fog, and road temperature.
* Helios is adding traffic congestion detection to its suite of analytics to allow users to correlate mobility with road weather conditions.
Helios Visibility Analytic alerts users of real-time fog formation, dissipation, and overall poor visibility conditions caused by fast-moving, localized fog, heavy rain, heavy snow (white-out condition), or even smoke.
Helios Precipitation Analytic detects moderate-to-heavy rain conditions that require reduced speed and could result in hydroplaning and localized flooding.
Helios Transition Analytic identifies transitioning and trending ground conditions that are predictive of major incidents (e.g. knowing exactly when snow begins to accumulate can help ensure safer travel and efficient deployment of resources).
Helios Data Sheet (pdf)
Helios solves weather challenges.
Harris helps meteorologists, emergency managers, and residents.
The Helios Explore web app provides on-screen visualization capabilities to get the complete weather picture. Our interactive map interface allows you to browse live imagery from the vast camera network, view real-time weather alerts from the National Weather Service, and view traditional weather sources such as radar and cloud cover.
With access to the full Helios API, you can also perform powerful searches and save imagery using recordings or collections, all from your desktop or mobile device.