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4 May 2007 A smart camera system for fixed facility security surveillance
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In response to a serious homeland security threat exemplified by chemical plants with on-site stores of dangerous substances, rendered vulnerable by their locations on public waterways, we have developed and described a viable approach to persistent optical surveillance for detecting and assessing attacking adversaries sufficiently early to permit probable interdiction by a responding guard force. Last year we outlined the technical challenges and described some of the attributes, of a "smart camera system" as a key part of the overall security solution. We described the relative strengths and weaknesses of various sensors as well as the benefits of software systems that add a degree of intelligence to the sensor systems. In this paper we describe and elaborate the actual hardware and software implementation and operating protocols of this smart camera system. The result is a modular, configurable, upgradeable, open architecture, night-and-day video system that is highly capable today and able to grow to expanded capability in the future.
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John Love, Doug Van Dover, and Scott Law "A smart camera system for fixed facility security surveillance", Proc. SPIE 6540, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III, 65400U (4 May 2007);


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