surveillance

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst. The conversation begins with a brief recap of the company’s origins and ambitions before reviewing the company’s powerful facial recognition solutions, the markets they serve, and how innovations in mobility have affected the evolution of the FaceFirst system. Because privacy is at the forefront of face…

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

With a new agreement, South Korea-based VIRDI has integrated its biometric access control solution into HIKVISION’s video surveillance platform. The new solution leverages VIRDI’s biometric technology to bring multimodal authentication to the HIKVISION iVMS-5200P video management system, allowing for a combination of fingerprint scanning, facial recognition, card reading, and mobile-based authentication. The solution is aimed…

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

The Scottish Government says it will not finance a facial recognition system for soccer stadiums. It’s a blow to plans first announced last month, when the Scottish Professional Football League put forward the idea as a security measure in the wake of unruly fan behavior; the idea would be to use it to automatically flag…

Shoplifter Warning System to Test Facial Recognition

Shoplifter Warning System to Test Facial Recognition

A shoplifter warning system popular among UK retailers is about to start testing facial recognition. Called Facewatch, the system was pioneered by Simon Gordon, the owner of a High Street wine bar, who sought to use CCTV to help identify thieves who were pilfering customers’ belongings in his establishment. He shared it with other store…

Neurotechnology Rebrands Surveillance System, Upgrades SDK

Neurotechnology Rebrands Surveillance System, Upgrades SDK

Neurotechnology has announced a new SDK for its comprehensive automated surveillance system. The latest version of its system since the SDK upgrades earlier this fall also has a new name: Previously called VeriLook, it now sports the moniker SentiVeillance. The system has a number of advanced surveillance capabilities. Scanning a single video feed or those of…

Head of Scotland Yard Calls for Household CCTV

Head of Scotland Yard Calls for Household CCTV

The head of Scotland Yard has suggested that all citizens install CCTV cameras in their homes to help the police catch criminals, according to a Daily Mail article by Chris Greenwood. The head police officer in Britain, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, suggested that facial recognition technology has advanced such that a greater number of CCTV feeds could have…

Arcsoft Home Monitoring Camera Can Recognize Faces

Arcsoft Home Monitoring Camera Can Recognize Faces

Arcsoft has released a software update for its Simplicam home monitoring system that will allow for facial recognition, according to an article by Josh Lowensohn on The Verge. The feature was initially supposed to be included as part of the package with the Simplicam went on sale last year, but the technology’s complexity was such…