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Priority Queuing For Security Cameras

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010309D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Predefined rules dynamically rank open security issues for security operators.

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Priority Queuing For Security Cameras

    Disclosed is a priority queuing for security cameras solution. This solution allows site owners to predefine rules which dynamically rank open security issues for security operators. Predefined rules, based on time and place, promote consistency amongst security operators. Dynamic ranking improves the effectiveness of security operators by allowing them to focus more on the actual security event and less on which event to service next.

Example implementation: One security operator monitoring fourteen security camera feeds.

1) Operator has four displays to watch. One for general monitoring and three for priority queuing which are clearly marked priority #1, #2, and #3.

2) Zone "A" (priority 8) and "C" (priority 3) activate. Priority displays #1 and #2 show "C" and "A" feeds respectively. Priority display #3 remains dark. Zones may be activated by traditional sensors or by scene compare software. Scene compare software analyzes each video frame from a particular feed and compares it to previous video frames to detect changes. Scene compare software even works with rotating camera applications.

3) Operator instantly sees these two issues and handles them, or dispatches them, in order. If the operator is not logged into the monitoring system, the system may dispatch the new priorities via pager or other wireless device. All events and their priority queue rankings are logged via printer and data file.

4) During the above events,...