facial recognition

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

In recent months, many companies have made headlines for selling biometric technology to police forces around the world. Microsoft, on the other hand, has done the opposite. Speaking at a conference at Stanford, company President Brad Smith revealed that Microsoft refused to sell its facial recognition tech to an unnamed law enforcement agency in California.…

European Union Votes to Form Massive Biometric Database

European Union Votes to Form Massive Biometric Database

The European Union is moving forward with plans to consolidate multiple border control and law enforcement systems into one massive biometric database. The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will have records on more than 350 million people, which will make it the third largest tracking database in the world behind the national systems currently in place…

ZKTeco ‘Confident’ in Russian Market for Biometric Security Tech

ZKTeco ‘Confident’ in Russian Market for Biometric Security Tech

With another major regional trade show under its belt, ZKTeco is excited about its prospects in the Russia market. The access control and security solutions provider is celebrating a successful showing at Securika Moscow, which it describes in a post on its website as Russia’s biggest exhibition of security and fire protection equipment. The event…

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Great Convergence in Enterprise Security

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Great Convergence in Enterprise Security

All kinds of organizations require physical security systems, from insurance firms protecting customers’ sensitive files to engineering companies guarding against industrial espionage. So as with any other area where human guards and alarm systems have been cornerstones of the traditional security architecture, the emergence of sophisticated biometric technologies has started to shake things up in…

ISC West: Ever AI CEO Doug Aley on His Startup’s Rapid Growth [Audio]

ISC West: Ever AI CEO Doug Aley on His Startup’s Rapid Growth [Audio]

One of the security industry’s biggest events has just wrapped up, and FindBiometrics is still unpacking ISC West’s plethora of biometrics news and interviews. Before the end of the show, FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content Susan Stover had the opportunity to catch up with Ever AI CEO Doug Aley. At only about a year and…

ISC West: Ipsidy’s Philip Beck Talks Face-Based Onboarding and Access Control [Audio]

ISC West: Ipsidy’s Philip Beck Talks Face-Based Onboarding and Access Control [Audio]

One of the security industry’s biggest events has just wrapped up, and FindBiometrics is still unpacking ISC West’s plethora of biometrics news and interviews. Before the end of the show, FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content Susan Stover was lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak with Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck. Ipsidy is an important…

Innovatrics Algorithm Bests Competition in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

Innovatrics Algorithm Bests Competition in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

Innovatrics’s facial recognition algorithm beat out more than 100 competitors to take first place in the ‘wild images’ category in an ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The wild face dataset used in the test is designed to simulate real-world scenarios. It challenges facial recognition…

ISC West: Suprema’s US Sales Director Hints at ‘Very Big Plans’

ISC West: Suprema’s US Sales Director Hints at ‘Very Big Plans’

FindBiometrics is reporting live from ISC West in Las Vegas this week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. Today is the final day of the ISC West exhibition, and FindBiometrics was fortunate to catch up with biometrics specialist Suprema on the show floor. In…

ISC West: CEO Shiraz Kapadia Discusses Invixium’s Tough Biometric Tech

ISC West: CEO Shiraz Kapadia Discusses Invixium’s Tough Biometric Tech

FindBiometrics is reporting live from ISC West in Las Vegas this week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. On day two of the exhibition, we stopped by Invixium‘s booth for a chat with the company’s CEO. In this exclusive audio interview with FindBiometrics Director…

ISC West: RealNetworks’ Mike Vance on the Rise of SAFR Security [AUDIO]

ISC West: RealNetworks’ Mike Vance on the Rise of SAFR Security [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from ISC West in Las Vegas this week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. Today is the final day of the ISC West exhibition, and among the companies FindBiometrics caught up with on the show floor is RealNetworks, a major…

Comprehensive Visiongain Report Forecasts Big Decade for Facial Recognition

Comprehensive Visiongain Report Forecasts Big Decade for Facial Recognition

Visiongain has released a new report on the facial recognition market, analyzing a number of different variables to create a comprehensive forecast for the next ten years. The outlook is positive for those in the industry. The report evaluated the market at $4.6 billion in 2019, and expects that figure to grow as the demand…

ISC West 2019: Ipsidy Teams with RemoteLock On Selfie-Based Biometric Access Control

ISC West 2019: Ipsidy Teams with RemoteLock On Selfie-Based Biometric Access Control

“Security resellers and integrators can offer the combined solution that provides the security, control and certainty for physical access management, that is cost effective for their clients and easy to deploy and use.” – Philip Beck, CEO, Ipsidy Ipsidy is joining forces with access control specialist RemoteLock to bring selfie-based biometric authentication to the latter’s…

ISC West 2019: RealNetworks Launches Upgraded Face Biometrics Surveillance System with New Partners

ISC West 2019: RealNetworks Launches Upgraded Face Biometrics Surveillance System with New Partners

RealNetworks is making a splash at this year’s ISC West security conference with its official announcement of SAFR for Security, an upgraded version of its SAFR facial recognition platform for surveillance security. In announcing SAFR for Security, RealNetworks suggested that its key upgrade it its integration “with leading Video Management Systems”, or VMS’s. On that…

Neurotechnology Launches New Directional Speaker that Targets a Single Listener

Neurotechnology Launches New Directional Speaker that Targets a Single Listener

“…facial recognition cameras placed in a store could identify shoppers based on age, gender, or even mood, allowing Focusonic to play a message tailored to that audience that would only be heard by the intended listener.” Neurotechnology is launching a new parametric array speaker that does for sound what a laser beam typically does for…

New York Fails a Major Facial Recognition Test

New York Fails a Major Facial Recognition Test

Some recent test results out of New York City have highlighted some of the limitations of facial recognition technology. The Metropolitan Transit Authority had been hoping to use facial recognition cameras to identify potential terrorists driving through the city, and set up a pilot program to test the system at bridge and tunnel crossings. Unfortunately,…

INTERVIEW: Invixium CEO Shiraz Kapadia on ISC West and Biometrics Industry Trends

INTERVIEW: Invixium CEO Shiraz Kapadia on ISC West and Biometrics Industry Trends

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas this week reporting live from ISC West. The exhibition hall opens tomorrow, April 10, and Canadian biometrics company Invixium will be exhibiting from booth 22109, showcasing its advanced multimodal identity and access solutions at the biggest converged security expo in the United States. Prior to the show, FindBiometrics President Peter…

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