Privacy enabling technology for video surveillance

Frédéric Dufaux, Mourad Ouaret, Yousri Abdeljaoued, Alfonso Navarro, Fabrice Vergnenègre, Touradj Ebrahimi, Sos S. Agaian, Sabah A. Jassim
2006 Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing for Military and Security Applications  
In this paper, we address the problem privacy in video surveillance. We propose an efficient solution based on transformdomain scrambling of regions of interest in a video sequence. More specifically, the sign of selected transform coefficients is flipped during encoding. We address more specifically the case of Motion JPEG 2000. Simulation results show that the technique can be successfully applied to conceal information in regions of interest in the scene while providing with a good level of
more » ... ecurity. Furthermore, the scrambling is flexible and allows adjusting the amount of distortion introduced. This is achieved with a small impact on coding performance and negligible computational complexity increase. In the proposed video surveillance system, heterogeneous clients can remotely access the system through the Internet or 2G/3G mobile phone network. Thanks to the inherently scalable Motion JPEG 2000 codestream, the server is able to adapt the resolution and bandwidth of the delivered video depending on the usage environment of the client.
doi:10.1117/12.664945 fatcat:dge4pryubzayvearaa6plda4zy