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MODULE 2: SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

This module would allow managers at Parks and Zoos the control of the public, attractions attendance by visitors or the behaviour of animals. GEEWHEZ is adapted to the use of a number of machine vision-based systems with a double day and night use and a related image analyses technology.

This module would provide among other, the following solutions:

  • To control the access of public to different Park areas increasing the safety of different areas and its maintenance. The image would be automatically converted to numeric data available for Park managers (number of visitors at certain attractions/enclosure, preference for a particular restaurant, flow of visitors at different park areas, time elapsed by people at certain areas, most popular attractions etc.
  • Automatic control of number of visitors waiting at a queue. For example, the system will provide an alarm when the number of visitors at a particular attraction reaches a certain level. This information will be sent to a smartphone.
  • To control the escape of potentially dangerous animals (e.g. elines, large primates etc). The program should not alert for the movement of free-living nocturnal animals such as cats or raptors. The cameras should also provide information about the areas used by the animals while escaping.
  • To control the entrance of unauthorized personnel at certain periods of the day (e.g. night) or areas.
  • To control of the movement of public visiting the park. To gather information about visitors in relation to the time elapsed at the Park, preferred rout, movement pattern and time spent at different areas.
  • To control visitors’ behavior: number of persons by categories visiting a particular area (e.g. restaurant, shop) or a particular enclosure.
  • To detect strange objects (plastic bags, bottles etc) floating at pools. These are extremely dangerous for aquatic mammals.
  • To control the cleaning maintenance at the Park.
  • To identify abandoned belongings.
  • To identify specific behaviour (heating periods etc) for certain species.
  • To detect vandalism acts.
  • To control the speed of vehicles at authorised areas.
  • Automatic control of visitors feeding species. A loudspeaker signal should alert that such behavior is not permitted.