Perception Update - Internationalisation Support

Support for multiple sensors and multiple users in different time zones.

This feature enables events from multiple sensors located in different time zones to be correlated and presented to multiple users in different time zones with full representation of user’s local time and event origination times.

So what happens when you need two Perception sensors across multiple time zones?  Well the system works normally, but since multiple time zones have different working hours, the network may misunderstand what time different activities occurred.  Since clocks go back at different times during the year, step changes may occur in user behaviour on one sensor that doesn’t occur in another.  Perception is a system that needs to understand behaviour on a temporal basis so understanding time itself is vital.

To help understand how difficult this is, here’s a really useful video from Tom Scott on Computerphile:

Perception now supports multiple time zones on a single sensor network, so our customers with sensors in various international offices maintain the same high detection rates as those in a single time zone.

This update is sensor based, and will be pushed to all managed customers at the pre-agreed upgrade time.  Self-monitored customers can update their own sensors using the software upgrade process.  If you have any further questions about this upgrade please contact us at

You can see more videos from Computerphile here, and more from Tom Scott here