On 3rd and 4th December, the second phase of the pilot tests of the FORENSOR European project got under way. The security call of the Horizon 2020 programme saw AlmavivA lead the way together with the city of Chiusi and the command unit of the Municipal Police. During the tests, the FORENSOR video camera (VSN) network was implemented, its main innovation being the new optical sensor. In its latest and final release, this ultra-low power, low-cost, Wi-Fi device has on-board intelligence of forensic relevance capable of autonomously detecting specific criminal events and generating alarms and footage to be sent to a gateway node, which communicates via the Internet with the control unit, to which it sends all the evidence collected.
AlmavivA contributed significantly. The company designed and created the central software system and the protocol for communicating with the gateways, which will allow for exploiting this new technology in order to define the single investigation activities, configure the remote sensor network, receive alarms and store the collected evidence (images and footage) to make it available to the police force.
During the tests in Chiusi, a private home was monitored with a network of sensors arranged to identify potential unauthorised access attempts on foot and with vehicles, simulated by the project’s partnership. Over 120 footage items were collected: break-in attempts, climbs over barriers, entrance through windows. The results are currently being analysed by researchers of the project to analyse the performances of the new platform that aids the fight against crime. Other test campaigns are scheduled for January and February, in Valencia, Lisbon, Cape Verde and Greece. A new field test is due to be held in Chiusi at the end of January to monitor a rural route and to identify other criminal behaviours.
For further information, visit the website of the FORENSOR project