The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection is stepping up security on the border with Canada by deploying intelligent software for hundreds of video cameras that can see and analyze unusual activities or movements in real time. The bureau, part of the Homeland Security Department, awarded a contract to ObjectVideo, a Reston, Va., company that develops software that provides real-time computer video analysis. ObjectVideo will install the new video surveillance system at ports of entry along the U.S./Canadian border — the longest contiguous border in the world. The award is part of a larger project to use state-of-the-art technology to tighten border control in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Full Story
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