Fast and Lightweight Online Person Search for Large-Scale Surveillance Systems
The demand for methods for video analysis in the fieldof surveillance technology is rapidly growing due to theincreasing amount of surveillance footage available. Intelligent methods for surveillance software offer numerouspossibilities to support police investigations and crime prevention. This includes the integration of video processingpipelines for tasks such as detection of graffiti, suspiciousluggage, or intruders. Another important surveillance taskis the semi-automated search for specific persons-of-interestwithin a camera network. In this work, we identify the major obstacles for the development of person search systemsas the real-time processing capability on affordable hardware and the performance gap of person detection and reidentification methods on unseen target domain data. Inaddition, we demonstrate the current potential of intelligentonline person search by developing a real-world, largescale surveillance system. An extensive evaluation is provided for person detection, tracking, and re-identificationcomponents on affordable hardware setups, for which thewhole system achieves real-time processing up to 76 FPS.