The technology was provided to Melco Crown Entertainment by Cognitec, a facial biometrics specialist, which helped to deploy its FaceVACS-VideoScan solution on-site. The system scans faces appearing on live video streams and matches them against the images of banned individuals stored in the casinos databases, all in real-time, with alerts sent to security staff as soon as any such persons are detected.
It’s a system with which Melco Crown Entertainment is already very pleased, with Surveillance Operations Executive Director Leroy Daniel preparing a presentation on the system, entitled “How we got facial recognition to work”, for the World Game Protection Conference later this month. “By working closely with Cognitec and through a process of internal research, experimentation and analysis, we have found a tipping point,” he said in a press release.
Cognitec is also going to present on the solution at that same event, offering a live demonstration of its technology. The company entered into a partnership with IT heavyweight Intel a little over a year ago, and its success with Melco should help to further burnish its reputation and appeal going forward.
February 8, 2016 – by Alex Perala