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Real Time Automatic Object Tracking by Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras in an IP-Surveillance System

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Executive Summary

Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras are one of the advanced security cameras in the market. These cameras have the ability to cover a very far field and can acquire high resolution of images. These cameras are deployed mainly for perimeter surveillance applications where the security guards have to monitor the intruders from a long distance. Although there are intrinsic advantages of using pan-tilt-zoom cameras, their application in automatic surveillance systems is still scarce. The difficulty of creating background models for moving cameras and the difficulty of optical geometrical projection models are key reasons for the limited use of pan-tilt-zoom cameras. Geometric calibration is a useful tool to overcome these difficulties.

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