Problem Statement

Identifying Unattended items on real-time streaming video.

What it does

The solution would assist in the Security of stations, roads and generate an alarm upon detection of abandoned / unattended items. Such items could potentially be instruments of harm or mass destruction targeting a public location or alternately could be cases of misplaced or lost items/theft.

Challenges we ran into

  • Real-time distance calculation with auto camera calibration.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Significantly enhance security in public transit locations
  • With falling prices of CCTV cameras, the solution can become ubiquitous
  • Reduce need for human officers to continuously monitor CCTV streams
  • No human error due to fatigue, lack of sleep, or other reasons

What we learned

Object Detection with Computer Vision

What's next for Unattended Item Detection

  • Handling of Occlusion
  • Illumination changes
  • Low-quality recording
  • Owner Detection of Unattended Item

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