Visual Person Searches for Retail Loss Detection : Application and Evaluation

  • Andrew W Senior
  • L. Brown
  • C.-F. Shu
  • Y.-L. Tian
  • M. Lu
  • Y. Zhai
  • A. Hampapur
Schlagworte: multi-camera, visual search, retail, returns fraud, loss prevention, , DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


We describe a novel computer-vision based system for facilitating the search for people across multiple non-overlapping cameras. The system has been applied in a retail environment most specifically for returns fraud prevention. The system detects and tracks people in multiple cameras and enables rapid cross-camera association of tracks. The system has been tested in a real store environment and we present results with a breakdown of error types.
The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems