Video Analytics Challenges: Finding the Needles in the Haystack

By B. Scott Swann senior director of innovation at MorphoTrak, LLC

The time is quickly approaching when video analytics no longer will be an afterthought for supporting investigations or categorized as a nice-to-have. Brute force procedures traditionally used by law enforcement are not effective for handling massive amounts of video and images. In fact, the problem of daunting volumes of video handled by criminal justice organizations today is compounded by heightened public perception that digital evidence must be processed quickly, and increasingly, juries expect to see video presented during trials. Law enforcement executives jest that if a crime is not caught on video, as far as courts are concerned, it didn't happen. While the hyperbole doesn't truly represent the state of our criminal justice system, it does capture how U.S. citizens expect government to keep pace with advancements in technology.

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