ACVT researchers Dr Anthony Dick and Dr Javen Shi have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant of $340,000 over 3 years.
In collaboration with Dr Henry Detmold of Snap Network Surveillance Pty Ltd, this project aims to unite outputs from the large and varied array of sensors deployed in buildings into a coherent whole. By coordinating detections of resources and personnel from multiple sensors, it intends to enable more efficient allocation of shared resources within a public site such as a hospital, and enable a more effective emergency response. It intends to also allow the building to adapt over time to the way it is used, or to changing conditions. This is expected to benefit the Australian construction industry as well as building operators, giving them a valuable export commodity. It intends also to benefit inhabitants of the buildings by providing a more safe, secure and accommodating environment.
Established in September 2009 and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Snap Network Surveillance has assembled a strong and dynamic team to commercialise world-leading research in large-scale video surveillance undertaken between 2005 and 2009 in the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT).