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South Wales Police’ Use of Facial Recognition Produces Mixed Results

South Wales Police’ Use of Facial Recognition Produces Mixed Results

Biometric facial recognition technology has helped South Wales Police to make 2,000 positive matches over the past nine months, leading to over 450 arrests, the police force has announced. But it isn’t clear that the technology used in the field is quite so effective. In a statement, SWP explained that it is using two biometric…

NVIDIA and AnyVision Partner For Smart City Facial Recognition

NVIDIA and AnyVision Partner For Smart City Facial Recognition

Israel-based computer vision specialist AnyVision has teamed up with NVIDIA to promote a facial recognition solution to the government sector. AnyVision has joined NVIDIA’s Metropolis Software Partner Program, and is now able to run its technology on NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units. The company is promoting its solution as a smart city tool that can be…

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Corporation of America is going to have a strong presence at next week’s Retail’s Big Show, and biometric technologies will be prominent among its showcased solutions. One example is it’s “Kylie” system, a digital avatar that uses facial recognition to identify and greet known customers and to provide them with personalized marketing. The same…

New CCTV Cameras Feature Built-In Facial Recognition Tech

New CCTV Cameras Feature Built-In Facial Recognition Tech

Panasonic has launched a new lineup of CCTV cameras. Called the i-Pro SmartHD series, the cameras sport a number of advanced features, with an emphasis on durability and technological sophistication. The cameras come in a range of 18 models, all of which offer high-res, high visibility and low distortion video surveillance. They are designed to…

Surat Police Get NEC Facial Recognition CCTV System

Surat Police Get NEC Facial Recognition CCTV System

Surat police now have the help of a real-time facial recognition system. Installed by NEC Corporation, the system will use real-time matching with police databases to identify criminals captured on the city’s CCTV system. A trial project has seen the system deployed in seven locations near the city’s railway station and its main bus terminal,…

Police Scotland Admit to CCTV Facial Recognition Use

Police Scotland Admit to CCTV Facial Recognition Use

Police Scotland has confirmed that it’s using facial recognition technology with CCTV images to help investigations, according to a HeraldScotland article by Magnus Gardham. The disclosure is the result of a Freedom of Information request filed by Alison McInnes, a Scottish Liberal Democrats official. The FoI compelled Police Scotland to reveal the full extent of…

Hyderabad Police to Implement Facial Recognition System

Hyderabad Police to Implement Facial Recognition System

Police in Hyderabad are looking to implement a facial recognition system to work with CCTV surveillance feeds, according to an article on The Economic Times. The system will be used to identify criminals and possible terrorists. Interviewed for the article, a high-ranking police official explained that the city already has a robust network of CCTV cameras,…

Bengaluru Police Implement FaceFirst Tech

Bengaluru Police Implement FaceFirst Tech

Police in the Indian city of Bengaluru will soon have a facial recognition video system in place on city streets, according to an article by Merlin Francis in The New Indian Express. The technology will be provided via a partnership between Bengaluru-based Techpod Technologies and the US-based biometrics firm FaceFirst. The plan is to start…