Identify, track and compare individuals:
- Security surveillance – create a watch list to raise specific alarms when individuals or suspects are recognised by the system.
- Forensic analysis – review multiple video streams at 4 / 5 times normal playback speed to search for specific individuals.
- Access control – use facial biometrics to complement or replace access control systems
- Demographic recognition – to assess the age, gender and ethnicity of subjects
Biometric facial recognition technology has evolved rapidly and today is now able to accurately process many faces concurrently from a range of network cameras.
When a positive match occurs, images can be captured using traditional surveillance video cameras, but security staff can also email snapshots from a camera or smart phone of suspected lawbreakers and receive a photo match with all known data.
Integration with our Wavestore video management software (VMS) increases the performance offered by facial recognition systems, providing not only a static image of the detected person, but also immediate access to live footage, helping security personnel to identify the subject quickly, monitor them via CCTV, and then instigate appropriate action.
Loss prevention departments are also employing facial recognition systems to identify known offenders or to register suspects and have the ability to automatically compare the images with watch lists in order that the appropriate action can be promptly taken. Facial recognition systems also enable staff to be aware of important individuals (VIPs) and respond in an appropriate manner. Integration with the Wavestore VMS facilitates video based alerts, allowing security staff to double check live video streams when specific events occur.
Beside capturing and comparing images of suspects for applications in airports, banks, casinos, retail and law enforcement, facial recognition systems can also be deployed to identify customer gender, age range and demographics, allowing retailers to profile their customer base, providing the capability to deliver relevant advertisements in a targeted manner.
Bio-metric facial recognition can also be used as a secure form of access-control, reducing the risk of lost or stolen I.D. cards being misused.