Surveillance cameras to predict behaviour

Thursday, 2 May 2002, 1:15 PM EST

CCTV cameras that can predict behaviour could play a vital role in the fight against crime.

Camera software, dubbed Cromatica, is being developed at London's Kingston University to help improve security on public transport systems but it could be used on a wider scale.

It works by detecting differences in the images shown on the screen.

For example, background changes indicate a crowd of people and possible congestion. If there is a lot of movement in the images, it could indicate a fight.

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