At a recent Joint Research Council ERNCIP meeting on Video Surveillance for Security of Critical Infrastructure, I was asked the questions, “Why did you get involved in this group?”. My immediate response was “to build a bridge between video analytics research and end users” or putting it another way to ‘Cross the Chasm’ (as per […]
Having read the recent, JTC Bulletin: ‘Managing Digital Evidence in Courts’ report with interest. It is clear that courts have a number of issues to address in relation to CCTV.
JTC Bulletin: ‘Managing Digital Evidence in Courts’
The report highlights a number of key issues such as video storage, chain of custody, privacy etc. One of the key issues mentioned in the report […]
CCTV is playing an increasingly important role in Law enforcement. This has been clear in recent terrorism events. You might recall “the man in the hat” from the terrorist attack in Brussels. CCTV images highlighted the key perpetrators just minutes before the explosion. The image of the man in the hat was ingrained in everyone’s […]
We previously wrote a blog about the backend implications of police force adoption of body worn camera’s, see: http://www.kinesense-vca.com/2015/02/23/body-worn-camera-usage-is-growing-but-what-are-the-police-implications/
There are supporters and opponents of Body worn camera adoption, each with their own views. How useful is body worn footage in helping to determine what happened? An article by Williams et al (2016) outlines how our interpretation […]
At Kinesense, we frequently get requests to deblur or clarify images. The reality is that frequently very little can be done, quite simple because the data has not been captured by the camera. A lot of the requests we get relate to clarifying faces, when only a small amount of pixels have been captured in […]
Body-worn cameras are increasingly being used by Police to record their activities and gather video evidence. The benefits promoted from using body-worn cameras range from reducing violence escalation to eliciting guilty pleas during suspect interviews.
Many forces are either initiating trials or going towards full scale deployments. As a
result, companies are increasingly offering camera devices, but […]
CCTV is a useful source of evidence and intelligence for ‘volume’ or ‘petty crime’ incidents. However, there are lots of challenges associated with it.
We spoke to dozens of CCTV/Imaging departments about CCTV usage in petty crime cases and decided to conduct a short survey to uncover key trends. The results will not surprise […]
Kinesense’s CTO Mark Sugrue was asked to contribute to eForensics magazine in order to help map out the minefield that surrounds CCTV file formats. To gain an in depth understanding of the key issues and access some useful tools download the article