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Petty cRiminality diminution through sEarch and Analysis in multi-source video Capturing and archiving plaTform

Objective

Petty crimes pose a more significant threat to daily life of local communities. Crime increases due to socioeconomic criteria (wealth level of local community, unemployment rate, etc.) and its impact is becoming more critical due to recent economic crisis. This high rate of criminality infects the social and commercial environment which makes citizens and business reluctant to elaboration and welfare. Moreover, it should be kept in mind that reckless confrontation to petty crimes by police or security enterprises can cause unreasonable loss of lives.

FP7-SEC-2013 has identified this need and requires low cost technology based solutions that reduce criminal activity and at the same time meet the needs and financial expectations of the communities, citizens and businesses.

In response to the above issue P-REACT proposes to research and develop a sensor data (video and motion) capturing and archiving network/platform that allows the protection of small businesses from petty crimes. It is based on low cost components and built in capabilities (sensors and embedded systems) interconnecting using established and emerging technologies, such as Digital Subscriber Lines and Cloud computing. The basic idea is to install low-cost cameras and smart sensors in the small business’ premises, that are networked directly to, one or more, Cloud-based, Data Centers, where their activity is continuously monitored and recorded. A potential incident detected by sensors installed in a specific store may also trigger neighbour sensors installed in other premises near the incident in order to provide the best coverage possible in terms of data gathering.

Moreover, the platform will be able to receive information (images, video) captured by mobile smart devices (phones, tablets etc.) operated by users that were found ad-hoc at a place of an incident.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 266 381
Administrative Contact
Ainhoa Aliaga (Ms.)

Participants (6)

KINESENSE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 249 920
Address
Merrion Square 79
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Doyle (Mrs.)
ADDITESS ADVANCED INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 249 720
Address
Vyzantiou 40 3Rd Floor Flat Office 303/304
2064 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Koutras (Mr.)
FUTURE INTELLIGENCE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 320
Address
Regent Street 207 3Rd Floor
W1B 3HH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Zotos (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 211 475
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Tzovaras (Dr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 128 920
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Leventakis (Mr.)
SRM - SOCIETA RETI E MOBILITA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 660
Address
Via Calzoni 1/3
40128 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dora Ramazzotti (Mrs.)