The field of computer vision is quickly advancing to the point where algorithms can automatically detect people in videos and also recognize their activity and actions. I suggest developing Computer vision algorithms that specialize in detecting suspicious and violent behaviour in open spaces, such as streets, neighborhoods etc. The input videos can be transmitted in real time from the grid of existing cameras (such as traffic cameras and security cameras on buildings) to a central server that will process the videos and notify the relevant authorities if a suspicious behaviour is identified. Additional cameras can be installed in problematic areas/neighborhoods to increase the coverage.
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Street cameras are now used only for traffic monitoring. Extending their use for violent behavior detection will help making streets safer and making the police job more efficient
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