i-LIDS - CCTV security systems
CCTV plays a key role in the fight against crime and terrorism in the UK, but CCTV operators often face heavy workloads and can suffer from 'operator overload'.
To help alert operators to suspicious events being captured on their screens, the Government is encouraging the development of video analytics systems. These automatically highlight in real time, events or sequences of interest - unattended bags, suspiciously parked cars or unusual activitiy for example.
To stimulate the development of effective video analytics systems, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in partnership with the Home Office has established the Imagery Library for Intelligent Detection Systems (i-LIDS). This consists of CCTV videos of six example scenarios, each highlighting key alarm events covering;
- Abandoned baggage detection
- Parked vehicle detection
- Doorway surveillance
- Sterile zone monitoring
- Multiple-camera tracking
- New technologies
BRE Global has been awarded an exclusive contract to be the authorised test house for the i-LIDS sterile zone monitoring scenario. The term 'sterile zone' refers to an area next to the perimeter boundary of a site where the presence of people or objects could signify intent to attack the boundary. Systems that demonstrate their ability to alert CCTV operators of suspicious activities in these key security areas will be awarded i-LIDS certification.