The Promise of HCI for Video Surveillance

Within the last decade we’ve witnessed a surge in video surveillance driven by a proliferation of high-definition, low-priced cameras with greater intelligence, and the emergence of highly sophisticated analytical tools and AI that require enormous volumes of data and long retention times. The data collected by security cameras is suddenly much more valuable, providing a […]

Cameras Everywhere. How to Manage the Data?

If I start off my morning saying “excuse me” to a robot, I know it’s not going to be a business-as-usual day. That was my welcome to ASIS 2016 in Orlando. The robot I brushed past, from Knightscope, was autonomously patrolling the entry of the convention center with an array of cameras and sensors, but thankfully no weapons (it looked more like R2-D2 than RoboCop). What struck me was how quickly I grew accustomed to the idea of robots strolling the hallway, observing and reporting. (I shouldn’t get too casual about it — one recently ran over a toddler in a mall.) But it was also a vivid example of how the Internet of Things (IoT) is so quickly becoming an accepted part of our everyday lives.