Scientific American: Look Sharp: Video Search Engine Helps Monitor Criminals, Employees and Consumers Alike

March 29, 2010 | Coverage

Scientific American

Digital video surveillance has become a staple of security systems used by banks, supermarkets and other businesses in the past few years because the technology produces better quality video that is easier and cheaper to archive than tapes. The technology's Achilles' heel, however, has been its rudimentary search capabilities that use video time stamps to help locate specific footage.

This is changing, as technology companies pour resources into making video search engines that they hope will do for surveillance footage what Google, Yahoo and other search engines have done in making the Web's vast resources more accessible.

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