TALOS Person in Water Detector

Model Overview

Detect humans in pools and bodies of water using this safety-focused synthetic algorithm. Ceto only detects a person once they have entered the water, maintaining low false positives for poolside scenarios.

Use TALOS to alert homeowners, hotels, or tourist centers of unexpected swimmers for insurance, child safety, and trespassing purposes.



Optimized for edge performance with a low power profile


Ground-to-ground; Elevated


Dawn to dusk


Only detects a person as they enter the water


CVEDIA is a pioneer in the use of synthetic data for machine perception. We use deep learning to create synthetic-based detection and classification algorithms. CVEDIA models actually outperform traditional models because synthetic data allows for feature-based design. That means our models are safer and quicker to market. Today we work with over 30 of the world’s largest companies on their most complex deep learning projects.

Every model is backed by an ongoing maintenance service, as well as the ability to customize and add to a model through our in-house development team. We’ll even help you deploy our models in your software stack. Contact us for more information.

Operating Specifications




Visible light


Backbone: Resnet-101, Detector: RefineDet



CVEDIA Services


Each CVEDIA model comes backed with an ongoing maintenance agreement. Our team is available for continuous improvements and to ensure upkeep. Reach out to us for more information.

Fine Grain Classification

Speak to our team to discuss model classification as a service add on or as a separate model. CVEDIA’s in-house team will work with you to define your requirements, and build a synthetic-based model incorporating your classification specifications.

Additional Classes

CVEDIA models are built using proprietary synthetic data technology – meaning adding additional classes to your model is possible in a matter of weeks.

Use Cases

Commercial Insurance

Use the TALOS Person in Water Detector in commercial spaces including hotels, condominiums, and resorts to ensure guests don’t enter the swimming pool after hours, or when there is no lifeguard present.

Child Safety

Integrate TALOS into a regular security camera to have peace of mind with children swimming unguarded. TALOS will not create a detection unless a child has actually entered the pool.