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Intelligent Distributed Video Surveillance Systems
edited by Sergio A. Velastin and Paolo Remagnino
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2006
eISBN: 978-1-84919-046-6 | Cloth: 978-0-86341-504-3
Library of Congress Classification TA1634.I56 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 006.37

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
There is a growing interest in the development and deployment of surveillance systems in public and private locations. Conventional approaches rely on the installation of wide area CCTV (Closed Circuit Television), but the explosion in the numbers of cameras that have to be monitored, the increasing costs of providing monitoring personnel and the limitations that humans have to maintain sustained levels of concentration severely limit the effectiveness of these systems. Advances in information and communication technologies, such as computer vision for face recognition and human behaviour analysis, digital annotation and storage of video, transmission of video/audio streams over wired and wireless networks, can potentially provide significant improvements in this field.
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