The Product

Visual material is playing a growing role in the safety and security domains. Pictures are available from minor incidents  to major disasters. The stream of picture material is growing quickly; consider  the pictures from the disturbances at Hoek of Holland or the panic during the remembrance ceremony at the Dam in Amsterdam. This was repeated recently at a project X happening in Haren-Holland.

The amount of video data is expected to grow by a factor 25 over the next four years. More HD cameras, more smartphones, significant growth in the number of videos that are loaded onto the internet, and the growth in demand to want to share them will cause an enormous explosion in videodata. The processing and storage of these images causes problems and  requires  major effort from extra security staff.  

QVI BV makes it possible, with the help of it’s “intelligent software”, to observe and make a judgement on the behaviour and intentions of people who appear on camera images, from their actions. The software can identify the presence of people on the images, and is able to  recognise complex human activities automatically and to reference this in the video data.

For successful security surveillance, knowledge of (aberrant) behaviour as well as video analysis technology, is important. QVI BV is unique in that behavioural psychologists, technologists and scientists from TNO work intensively together. TNO have distinguished themselves using this techniques in various national and international projects. In 2010, TNO worked together with police, military police and transport companies during a large anti-terrorist exercise at Amsterdam Central Station (Yellow Line, 27th May 2010). This exercise demonstrated that “intelligent video analysis” and security staff can supplement each other, thereby together improving the total security