Publications / 2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA

Optimizing Surveillance Camera Placement in Buildings Using BIM

Ameen Albahri and Amin Hammad
Pages 729-734 (2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA, ISBN 978-1-5108-2992-3, ISSN 2413-5844)

Surveillance cameras are becoming indispensable tools due to their ability to ensure security in buildings. However, many organizations claim that purchasing, installing and maintaining these cameras are costly. Furthermore, current practices have conducted different 2D and 3D techniques to find the optimum camera placement inside buildings. These techniques have many limitations which can affect the camera coverage. On the other hand, the technology of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming a well-known method that can help in various tasks related to the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. This study aims to find the optimum placement of a fixed camera inside a BIM model. The proposed method includes: (1) using BIM for specifying constraints; (2) identifying decision variables; and (3) integrating simulation and optimization.

Keywords: Surveillance cameras, BIM, Optimization, Genetic Algorithm