Mobile-based client applications are typically used to provide basic access to camera video streams and other system resources. Camera site devices can be connected to the system core via a wireless link to address/overcome environmental conditions. Finally, the surveillance system itself can be installed in portable environments such as buses or trains that require wireless access, such as for infrastructure and Internet services. However, mobile and wireless access solutions are growing in popularity.
Common uses for video surveillance include observing the public at the entrance to sporting events, on public transport (train platforms, airports, etc.) and around security facilities, especially those with direct connection to community spaces.
The video surveillance process involves identifying a region of interest and identifying specific cameras or groups of cameras that can view that region. The process is also helpful if you can identify the schedules on which security trends have occurred or are likely to occur. You can then check the selected images at the right time to see if any inappropriate activity is happening.
Mobile video surveillance is proliferating, although often misinterpreted as a limited perspective, such as front-end mobile monitoring, wireless video streaming, moving cameras, and distributed systems. This chapter provides an overview of mobile video surveillance systems with a particular focus on architectural aspects (sensors, functional units and sink modules). A brief survey of the latest technologies is provided. This chapter also covers some of the issues of video streaming and video tracking specifically designed and optimized for mobile video surveillance systems, and gives you an idea of the best results from these two basic layers.