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Privacy-Sensitive Monitoring With a Mix of IR Sensors and Cameras
Abhishek Rajgarhia, Fred Stann and John Heidemann
USC/Information Sciences Institute

Citation

Abhishek Rajgarhia, Fred Stann and John Heidemann. Privacy-Sensitive Monitoring With a Mix of IR Sensors and Cameras. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Sensor and Actor Network Protocols and Applications (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Aug. 2004), 21–29. [PDF] [alt PDF]

Abstract

The goal of monitoring an area for security often conflicts with the inhabitants’ right to privacy. This paper argues that technical choices can be made to balance the privacy- security tradeoff. We present a privacy-sensitive security monitoring system which balances privacy and security by deploying cameras only in public areas and by distributing information about people’s movements in private areas so that no single computer can track an individual. We show how this distributed information can be utilized to correlate an interesting event such as a theft with an image taken by the cameras deployed at the public areas. We then survey potential users of our system to evaluate preferences concerning cameras and motion sensors, and we present analysis of three alternative locations of storing data.

Bibtex Citation

@inproceedings{Rajgarhia04a,
  author = {Rajgarhia, Abhishek and Stann, Fred and Heidemann, John},
  title = {Privacy-Sensitive Monitoring With a Mix of {IR} Sensors and Cameras},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Sensor and Actor Network Protocols and Applications},
  year = {2004},
  sortdate = {2004-08-01},
  project = {ilense, saman, macss},
  jsubject = {sensornet_general},
  xpublisher = {ACM},
  address = {Boston, Massachusetts, USA},
  month = aug,
  pages = {21--29},
  location = {johnh: pafile},
  keywords = {sensor networks, privacy},
  myorganization = {USC/Information Sciences Institute},
  copyrightholder = {authors},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Rajgarhia04a.html},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Rajgarhia04a.pdf}
}
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