There’s a great @analyticbridge blog post by Vishal Sharma about video analytics and it doesn’t take much vision to see its application in the area of fraud detection. Think about the London bombings in 2005 for which surveillance cameras provided vital breakthroughs in the hunt for the bombers. Now, combine this kind of surveillance footage with some advanced analytics and imagine software that is able to ‘understand’ when a crime is occurring and call police.
Vishal discusses four capabilities that sound like invaluable tools for fraud detection:
- Motion Detection: Used to determine the presence of observed motion in the scene
- Object Detection: Used to determine the presence of a specific object or entity (a car, a person, etc)
- Video Tracking: Used to determine the location of an object or person in the scene, sometimes in reference to another fixed point
- Pattern Recognition: Software can be programmed to identify objects and should they change or move in a specific way (i.e., go missing or new objects appear) then the proper authorities could be alerted
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