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CCTV cameras which use artificial intelligence software are being developed to "hear" sounds like windows smashing, researchers have revealed.
University of Portsmouth scientists are working on adapting the software so it can also react to crowd noise.
Crimes would be captured on camera faster and response times improved.
"The longer artificial intelligence is in the software the more it learns."
He added: "Later versions will get cleverer as time goes on, perhaps eventually being able to identify specific words being said or violent sounds.