WIT Press


Next Generation Of Supervision Systems For Public Security

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE090241

Volume

108

Pages

22

Page Range

251 - 260

Published

2009

Size

967 kb

Author(s)

F. X. Josset & N. Museux

Abstract

The increasing mass of information available from a wide range of sensors – video-surveillance cameras, badge readers, intrusion detectors… – tend to overload operators who co-ordinate security over public places and for large cultural, sporting or other public events. Although more and more images and low-level alarms are intended to boost the management of their complex missions, it is often impossible in practice for the operators to identify risk situations in real time, and then to avoid such situations degenerating. In this paper we present the principles of an innovative open software platform that automates processing, fusion and analysis of such information in order to provide security operators with timely warnings for effective preventive actions. Eventually we focus on the innovative information processing technologies that were integrated into the key mid-layer of the software platform. Keywords: security of crowded infrastructures and public places, supervision systems for command & control, information fusion technologies, multi-threat assessment and situational awareness.

Keywords

security of crowded infrastructures and public places, supervision systems for command & control, information fusion technologies, multi-threat assessment and situational awareness