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Behavioral profiling in CCTV cameras by combining multiple subtle suspicious observations of different surveillance operators
Author(s): Henri Bouma; Jack Vogels; Olav Aarts; Chris Kruszynski; Remco Wijn; Gertjan Burghouts
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Paper Abstract

Camera surveillance and recognition of deviant behavior is important for the prevention of criminal incidents. A single observation of subtle deviant behavior of an individual may sometimes be insufficient to merit a follow-up action. Therefore, we propose a method that can combine multiple weak observations to make a strong indication that an intervention is required. We analyze the effectiveness of combining multiple observations/tags of different operators, the effects of the tagging instruction these operators received (many tags for weak signals or few tags for strong signals), and the performance of using a semi-automatic system for combining the different observations. The results show that the method can be used to increase hits (detecting criminals) whilst reducing false alarms (bothering innocent passers-by).

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8745, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XXII, 87451A (23 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015869
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Henri Bouma, TNO (Netherlands)
Jack Vogels, TNO (Netherlands)
Olav Aarts, TNO (Netherlands)
Chris Kruszynski, TNO (Netherlands)
Remco Wijn, TNO (Netherlands)
Gertjan Burghouts, TNO (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8745:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XXII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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