Public Monitoring System

Nicholas Le & Darius Gray
Advised by: Dr. Yufeng Lu




A public monitoring system can be used by law enforcement to prevent or respond to crimes and accidents as quickly as possible. This project is sponsored by Nokia R&D. It is in convergence with business students to obtain a complete feasibility study of the public monitoring system. Market analysis and technical analysis are completed for the public monitoring system to be used in Chicago area suburbs. The primary components of a monitoring unit are a camera system and an embedded system. The camera system is used to collect high-resolution video and perform video compression encoding. The embedded system handles pre-processing for surveillance algorithms running on a cloud service. The data is linked by a process in the embedded system and sent to the cloud via Wi-Fi. The results indicate that these algorithms are able to be processed from the monitoring node to the cloud and analyzed in real time.