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NCJ Number: NCJ 186734     Find in a Library
Title: Adaptive Surveillance: A Novel Approach to Facial Surveillance for CCTV Systems, Final Progress Report
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Visionics Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2001
Page Count: 23
  Annotation: This report summarizes the accomplishments and research design methods of a project funded by the National Institute of Justice to develop an automated facial recognition system for use by law enforcement in existing closed-circuit television (CCTV).
Abstract: The project developed a surveillance system that uses real-time face recognition technology to increase the usefulness of currently existing CCTV-compatible surveillance software. Two approaches significantly improved the performance of the best existing surveillance system. These approaches involved the development of techniques for (1) the dynamic adjustment of video parameters in the region of the image containing a face, and (2) tracking a face to acquire multiple images of it across video frames. The dynamic adjustment of video parameters involved automatic evaluation of image quality, compensation for image characteristics that were suboptimal in the original image but that could be improved using known image processing algorithms, and real-time adjustment of imaging parameters via a feedback mechanism to the camera. Tracking a face across multiple video frames allowed for better performance in terms of recognition, based on statistical information gleaned from multiple matching operations. The project outcome is a state-of-the-art, automated facial recognition surveillance system capable of being extremely useful to law enforcement, intelligence personnel, and CCTV control room officers. The automation of surveillance lowers overhead and frees resources for other tasks. Figures, footnotes, and illustration
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Evidence collection ; Closed circuit television (CCTV) ; Security surveillance systems ; Suspect identification ; Computer software ; Visual electronic surveillance ; Video imaging
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-LT-VX-K020
Sale Source: Visionics Corporation
One Exchange Plaza
Jersey City, NJ 07302
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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