Patent Number: 8,817,102

Title: Camera layout determination support device

Abstract: A device which can support a determination of a camera layout by automatically preparing the camera layout that satisfies a customer request based on the customer request including a surveillance layout. Specifically, a need table that is a data set of a plurality of arrangement candidate cameras satisfying the customer request is prepared from the customer request including the surveillance layout. An arrangement of the plurality of the arrangement candidate cameras on a map is calculated based on the need table using a clustering method and a temporary layout of cameras is prepared. Then, an arrangement layout of the cameras in the surveillance layout is determined based on the temporary layout.

Inventors: Saeki; Takashi (Hitachinaka, JP), Yumiba; Ryo (Tokai, JP), Itoh; Masaya (Hitachinaka, JP), Sukegawa; Takao (Yokohama, JP), Suda; Yasuhiro (Hitachinaka, JP), Miyoshi; Masanori (Mito, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 7/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018