Safety and security reasons are pushing the growth of surveillance systems, for both prevention and forensic tasks. Unfortunately, most of the installed systems have recording capability only, with quality so poor that makes them completely unhelpful. This chapter will introduce the concepts of modern systems for Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS), with the claim of providing neither a complete treatment nor a technical description of this topic but of representing a simple and concise panorama of the motivations, components, and trends of these systems. Different from CCTV systems, IVS should be able, for instance, to monitor people in public areas and smart homes, to control urban traffi c, and to identity assessment for security and safety of critical infrastructure.
Intelligent Video Surveillance / Cucchiara, Rita; Prati, Andrea; Vezzani, Roberto. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 177-189.