Military Medical Facility to Deploy Video Analytics for Suspect Searches

San Antonio Military Medical Center will use video analytics that will allow personnel to quickly search large volumes of video for a specific person.

The San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), the largest U.S. Department of Defense Level I Trauma and Burn Research Center, is in the process of deploying the NICE Suspect Search video analytics solution. This will enable personnel to track and locate missing patients or suspicious persons during time-critical scenarios to help ensure ongoing security and safety at a facility that serves hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members and their families.

The adoption of the video analytics solution builds on SAMMC’s existing NiceVision video surveillance system, which has been used to investigate incidents related to patient safety and well-being. Now, the combined solution will help SAMMC teams locate and track persons of interest in a matter of seconds and amidst hours of footage. By providing near-real-time, actionable information about someone’s whereabouts and movements, Suspect Search accelerates response times to mitigate the impact.

SAMMC will also integrate the solution into an existing system designed to prevent infant abduction. The system, which combines wireless radio frequency technology, RFID bracelets and video surveillance, automatically triggers an alarm and streaming video if an infant is removed from a designated area. Suspect Search will add another layer of protection against such incidents by providing a means to visually identify and track the subsequent movement of a suspected abductor within minutes of an alert, before the suspect has been able to leave hospital grounds.

NICE Suspect Search can be used to aid investigations in a number of time-critical scenarios-for example, in locating missing children; searching for an active shooter, intruder or other criminal suspect; identifying the owner of unattended or suspicious baggage; or finding the perpetrator of a checkpoint breach at SAMMC entrances. Suspect Search analyzes video as it’s recorded to create unique body signatures that are captured and stored with the video. This enables organizations to use a video image, uploaded photo, or user-generated composite to scan hours of video in minutes, automatically filtering out 95% of irrelevant images. The solution also provides geo-spatial awareness by retracing a suspect’s movements across cameras and pinpointing the suspect’s current or last known location. All images, related video, and locations associated with each search are digitally stamped and can be saved or shared with external agencies for investigation and prosecution.

Possible Missions and Precision Task Group of Houston are the system integrators for this project.

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