Scalable and flexible wireless distributed architecture for intelligent video surveillance systems

  • Isaac Martín de DiegoEmail author
  • Ignacio San Román
  • Javier Cano Montero
  • Cristina Conde
  • Enrique Cabello


This paper presents a novel distributed intelligent video surveillance architecture based on Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs). This architecture is part of a video surveillance project and has been built using the Robot Operating System (ROS). ROS allows to develop and connect (through wireless TCP-IP) several modules to process and manage multimedia data in an easy way. The real-time intelligent surveillance system has been trained for detecting, tracking and monitoring people and vehicles in an indoor-outdoor real environment. The test process shows the reliability of the developed system as a tool for the identification of security incidents. Besides, using wireless connections and a distributed architecture together, we have achieved a really flexible, easy to install and lower-maintenance system that supports many different devices. Thus, the proposed architecture can be applied in distributed locations such as smart cities.


Intelligent video surveillance architecture Distributed system Robot operating system Wireless multimedia sensor network 



This work is supported by the Ministerio de Economíıa y Competitividad from Spain INVISUM (RTC-2014-2346-8). The authors would like to thank Cesar Benavente Peces, professor at ‘Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, for his time and effort in the form of review and feedback’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaac Martín de Diego
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ignacio San Román
    • 1
  • Javier Cano Montero
    • 1
  • Cristina Conde
    • 1
  • Enrique Cabello
    • 1
  1. 1.Face Recognition and Artificial Vision groupUniversity Rey Juan CarlosMóstolesSpain

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