New Smart Cameras Are Future In City Security (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 4:36 PM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) -- Police departments across the country are using new, sophisticated tools that may help protect cities from attacks like the one last week in Boston.

We saw how important surveillance cameras are in that case, as it didn't take long to ID the suspects. But what if those cameras were so high-tech, they could pick out a bomb hidden on the street, before it goes off?

The new technology software, called "Artificial Intelligence", turns surveillance cameras into smart cameras. So smart, the computer learns what normal behavior looks like on every corner and can spot abnormalities instantly, from abandoned packages to suspicious activity, alerting police in real-time.

Even suspects traveling in cars can't hide from this technology. In a simulation a vehicle on the police watch list enters the city and special cameras that read thousands of license plates daily, begin to track the vehicle.

The cameras can also help police pick an individual out in a crowd based on the color of their shirt. John Frezzini, a former secret service agent, sells the smart camera technology to agencies from Houston to San Francisco. Frezzini says "the system never sleeps."

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