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Robust automation in machine vision for homeland security applications: second generation application products for human object recognition
Author(s): John W. Bramblet
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Paper Abstract

The problem of Tailgating/Piggybacking through secure portals is a long standing potential breach in virtually all controlled access portals. Absent a human guard, the access control system is totally dependant on honesty by the authorized users to prevent unauthorized passage when the portal is open for authorized passages. Newton Security has developed a system using stereo machine vision technology to defeat such unauthorized passages. While systems with very high rates of detection coupled with low false alarms have been developed and are currently deployed, further research is necessary to bring the cost of deployment down to facilitate the use of this technology in all doors protected with access control, not just the areas of high sensitivity where the product is currently utilized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5781, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609107
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John W. Bramblet, Newton Security Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5781:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security
Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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