Intelligent unmanned anti-theft system using network camera

Jong Sun Kim, Dong Hae Yeom, Young Hoon Joo, Jin Bae Park

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In this paper, we propose the intelligent unmanned anti-theft system using network cameras. To do this, we use two Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, which are installed at the inside and the outside of the restricted area. First of all, the external camera is used to monitor a potential intruder entering the restricted area in real time. To detect the potential intruder from sequential images obtained by external IP camera, we propose the robust algorithm combining the background modeling, the hybrid silhouette, the convex summation, the morphology and the smoothing. Once the intruder is detected by the external camera, the internal camera with pan-tilt mechanism is then activated and starts tracking the intruder and monitoring the prescribed valuables registered with some feature points in the database. To track the intruder, we propose the tracking algorithm using the background elimination and the histogram. And then, we completes the proposed anti-theft system by using the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm in order to monitor whether the intruder steals the prescribed valuables or not. Finally, we have shown the effectiveness and the applicability of the proposed method through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-974
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Control, Automation and Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received February 28, 2010; accepted June 10, 2010. Recommended by Guest Editor Seong G. Kong. This work was partially supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST) (KRF-2009-220-D00034).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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