The incidence of a lost child" scenario at large venues is a real concern for parents and venue operators. With potentially thousands of cameras in a large venue, it can be nearly impossible to find a lost child using real-time human video monitor surveillance. Computer vision provides an extremely valuable tool for dealing with this parent's worst-nightmare scenario. Ipsotek VISuite has forensic search capabilities designed specifically for this use case that can be performed in real time while the situation is active.
This use case configuration involves setting rules to capture forensic search metadata from live video feeds. When there is a lost child reported, the following 2-step process should be performed:
- Run a general search. For example, find a child in a blue shirt with a red hat in the general area the child was last with the guardian.
- Review the results of the initial search to capture an exact photo of the missing child for use in conducting a search of all the venue cameras.
This process can be performed in real-time with the assistance of a parent to quickly assess which zone of the stadium the child is currently in.
An example of configuring a lost child search looks as follows:
The Forensic search options within Ipsotek VISuite are extensive and typically generated by dragging an image of interest onto the search tab. The lower right section of the image above shows all the cameras that produced a match with the image of the lost child in the last 10 minutes. Many aspects of the search criteria are configurable so that a search can be adjusted for any time range and combination of other parameters. Real-time search capability greatly improves the likelihood of finding a lost child in the shortest possible time.