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A System That Uses Video Surveillance Cameras to Alert Security Agents of Dangerous Situations

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Video Surveillance Cameras

A new intelligent system developed by Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) researchers analyzes video surveillance camera images in real time in order to identify abnormal situations and alert security agents

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Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) researchers have developed an intelligent system that analyzes video surveillance camera images in real time, detects abnormal situations, and alerts nearby security agents.

The platform combines artificial vision technology with geolocation systems and can be applied in public and road safety applications. The system "can automatically detect the presence of a driver moving in the wrong direction, recognize a danger, identify its position, indicate which security agent can handle the situation the fastest, and alert nearby drivers," says UC3M professor Antonio Berlanga. He notes the platform makes it possible to know exactly what is occurring and where it is occurring.

"Considering the number of images that control centers must visualize, it is good to have a tool that brings attention to images of those points where the intelligent system has already detected that something dangerous may be happening," Berlanga says.

From Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain)
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