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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Archiving Security Cameras to Catch Suspected Criminals

From In an attempt to capitalize on the ubiquity of security cameras, police are trying to search thousands of videos for suspected criminals. They input specific criteria — the name of a weapon or a region — and the computer determines if any of the images are a match.

But there is too much video to sort through. With new equipment, police in Cincinnati and in a handful of other cities will be able to archive and find videos based on certain specifications, as in: all female bank robbers using shotguns; convenience store hold-ups where the suspect wears a blue baseball cap; and other cross-referenced criteria. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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I really believe all this can happen if all Businesses and Homes have Recordable
Surveillance/Monitoring Systems and if anything should happen then those persons and businesses can forward or hand over the taped happening to be Archived and help fight crime which is growing in a rampant pace.

Posted by: Alan | Apr 22, 2007 10:22:06 AM

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