Ness Technologies' ASM (Area Smart Monitoring) builds intelligence situation pictures for urban areas. The system is based on a real-time data fusion and sensor management engine that integrates information acquired in real-time with analyzed intelligence information. The system monitors urban areas and helps enhance urban security, creating a real-time urban situation picture that provides critical information to homeland security, law enforcement and public safety agencies. ASM identifies and tracks suspicious activities of individuals or groups, and helps prevent terror and criminal acts, as well as capture suspects after an event has occurred. The system generates alerts when suspected activities are detected. The real-time information is received from various sources, such as cellular location systems, license plate recognition systems, video cameras equipped with automatic content analysis algorithms, GPS location systems and human observers.