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Motion detection in security applications using tracking and hierarchy
Author(s): Graeme A. Jones
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Paper Abstract

In security monitoring, the false alarm rate may be reduced if intelligent reasoning is applied to moving regions identified in each camera. Stable objects of appropriate size, position, and velocity may be allowed to trigger alarm. In the following, moving regions are identified against a stationary background by thresholding accumulated image differences. Tracking allows the frame-to-frame feature correspondences to be established, and the feature motions and covariances to be updated. Regions extracted in this manner are often not stable for more than a few frames. In order to cope with this, a two level hierarchical scheme is introduced in which groups of features of consistent 2D motion are grouped into moving regions of interest (MROI) each attributed with their own 2D motions. A hierarchical matching scheme is then employed to guide the matching of MROIs and regions. Such an approach provides the spatial and temporal stability absent at the moving region level. In addition such high level features are the appropriate level at which to reason about image events in the context of security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2298, Applications of Digital Image Processing XVII, (21 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186561
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Graeme A. Jones, Univ. of Kingston (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2298:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XVII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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