Video surveillance framework for crime prevention and event indexing

Levente Kovacs, Zoltan Szlavik, Csaba Benedek, Laszlo Havasi, Istvan Petras, David Losteiner, Akos Utasi, Attila Licsar, Laszlo Czuni, Tamas Sziranyi

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The paper will present a video surveillance and event detection and annotation framework for semi-supervised surveillance use. The system is intended to be used in automatic mode on camera feeds that are not actively watched by surveillance personnel, raising alarms and enrolling annotation data when unusual events occur. We present the current detector filters, and the easily extendable modular interface. Current filters include local and global unusual motion detectors, left object detector, motion detector, tampering/failure detector, etc. The system stores the events and associated data, which can be organized, searched, annotated and (re)viewed. It has been tested in real life situation for police street surveillance, and we are working towards developing a deployable version.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event1st International Conference on ICT Solutions for Justice, ICT4Justice 2008 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Oct 24 2008Oct 24 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Kovacs, L., Szlavik, Z., Benedek, C., Havasi, L., Petras, I., Losteiner, D., Utasi, A., Licsar, A., Czuni, L., & Sziranyi, T. (2009). Video surveillance framework for crime prevention and event indexing. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 463.