Authors: G. van Voorthuijsen, H. van Hoof, Miloš Klíma, Karel Roubík, Martin Bernas, Petr Páta


van Voorthuijsen, G., van Hoof, H. A. J. M., Klima, M., Roubik, K., Bernas, M., Pata, P.: CCTV effectiveness study. Proceedings 39th Annual 2005 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, 2005, pp. 105-108.

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The field of CCTV surveillance is topical and widely used in many different applications. The fundamental part of the CCTV system is a reliable image evaluation by a human observer, whose effectiveness is influenced by many variables. Optimization of the effectiveness is a multidimensional problem related to both technical and human characteristics. In many applied systems, the overall performance is affected by a real performance of technical system (image compression, channel transmission, etc.). On the other hand these technical systems have different optimization criteria than a typical video system. TNO Defence, Security and Safety (formerly the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory) initiated a project in which the influence of several technical variables on the operator’s effectiveness was studied. The whole project was carried out in close co-operation with the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). The paper demonstrates and summarizes selected experimental results and evaluated dependencies.


Klima M., Pazderak J., Bernas M., Pata P., Hozman J., Roubik K., Objective and Subjective Image Quality Evaluation for Security Technology, 35th IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, London, U.K., pp. 108-114, 2001.