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CCTV as a Smart Sensor Network

Oatley, G., Crick, T. and Bolt, D. (2015) CCTV as a Smart Sensor Network. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM), 26 - 28 October 2015, Liverpool, England

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With the emergence of so-called 'smart CCTV' being able to recognise the precursors for disorder and civil disobedience, we present a preliminary study into using available CCTV networks augmented with big social media datasets. We examine the existing CCTV infrastructure in the UK, and use an agent-based simulation to model interactions between people based on friendship networks and features derived from their social media usage, proposing a novel algorithm for detection of psychopathy. Finally, we explore the frequency of crimes occurring within CCTV viewsheds using available UK police crime datasets to illustrate the current limitations of the CCTV infrastructure, as well as the potential ramifications of the stealthy emergence of CCTV networks as the fifth utility in smart cities.

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