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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Intelligent Video for Security Systems

General Electric is developing Intelligent Video Verification for security systems that can help police better respond to break-ins and other crimes, while reducing false alarms.

Under the system, small video cameras are installed in strategic locations in a building or site. The cameras can distinguish people from animals or moving objects that can trigger a convention motion sensor, and once they do so, they notify the police. The system can even transmit live images to patrol cars. Meanwhile, the cameras record the intruder(s), collecting evidence and giving officers a heads-up as to what they're up against.

For privacy reasons, the cameras only activate when the alarm is triggered. GE expects to roll out Intelligent Video Verification sometime in 2006.

Source: Herman Trend Alert