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News Roundup: Irises and Access Control

News Roundup: Irises and Access Control

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news was dominated by iris recognition and access control. In addition to those topics though, we heard about behavioral biometrics, law enforcement and border control. Here are the top biometrics industry news stories from the past week. Iris Biometrics A new report from TechNavio is painting a bright future…

MorphoTrak Technology IDs High-Value Suspect

MorphoTrak Technology IDs High-Value Suspect

Law enforcement officials in Pinellas County, Florida, are pleased with the deployment of a MorphoTrak (Safran) biometric system that has allowed them to bring identity technology into the field. The company provided the police force with its MorphoIDent mobile fingerprint scanners as well as the Maestro gateway system that provides the interface and connectivity with fingerprint…

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…

Biometric Access Control Comes to Floyd County Jail

Biometric Access Control Comes to Floyd County Jail

Georgia’s Floyd County jail is getting a biometric access control system, according to a Rome News-Tribune article by Alan Riquelmy. Implementation of the system is part of a larger modernization and digitization effort, the SPLOST (special-purpose local-option sales tax) project will cost the county $1.9 million. The biometric system will require guards to scan their…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Voice Month to a close with a look back on our February festivities. In the industry news section voice recognition was still making headlines, fingerprints (especially Touch ID) were all over the place, and mobility remained a prominent topic as eyes turn to Barcelona for next week’s Mobile…

NEC to Provide Face Scanning Tech to Surat City Police

NEC to Provide Face Scanning Tech to Surat City Police

NEC Corporation is going to provide Surat City Police, in Gujarat, India, with facial recognition technology, according to a TelecomTiger article. The company’s NeoFace Reveal and NeoFace Watch systems will be implemented by the police force to match faces against criminal databases for investigations, and to perform real-time facial recognition scanning on CCTV video, respectively.…

Las Vegas Police Get NEC Multimodal Biometric System

Las Vegas Police Get NEC Multimodal Biometric System

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is getting a comprehensive all-around biometrics platform to work with. The technology will be provided by NEC Corporation of America via its Integra-ID 5 system. It’s a significant step for both the company and Las Vegas. The city has a population of over two million and is a major…

Biometric National ID Invoked to Fight Boko Haram

Biometric National ID Invoked to Fight Boko Haram

A national biometric database may aid in the Nigerian government’s fight against Boko Haram, says aviation minister Osita Chicoda. According to journalist Colin Freeman, in an article written for The Telegraph, the Nigerian minister has recently unveiled plans to biometrically register the nation’s entire 173 million population in a database and track their activities from primary school…

Police Mugshot Database Contains Images of “Innocent People”: BBC

Police Mugshot Database Contains Images of “Innocent People”: BBC

English and Welsh police have set up a facial recognition database containing images of individuals never charged with criminal offences and others who have been cleared of charges, according to a BBC Newsnight article by Nick Hopkins and Jake Morris. They report that an independent commissioner has warned that such images may number in the…

Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties

Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties

MorphoTrak (a U.S.-based Morpho (Safran) company) has announced that its MorphoFace Investigate facial recognition system is going to be integrated in all Hawaii counties. Hosted by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, the system is used by the Honolulu Police Department to track down suspects in police investigations, providing a database of over 450 000 images.…

Morpho and AGNITiO Partner, Bring Voice Biometrics to Criminal ID

Morpho and AGNITiO Partner, Bring Voice Biometrics to Criminal ID

Today, voice biometrics company AGNITiO announced that it has entered a technology partnership with Morpho (Safran), a major global security solutions provider. The new agreement will bring voice biometrics technology into the fight to identify criminals all over the world. AGNITiO’s Voice iD technology will be added to Morpho’s line of criminal ID biometric products,…

Facial Recognition Tech Used in Effort to Thwart Killer’s Passport Fraud

Facial Recognition Tech Used in Effort to Thwart Killer’s Passport Fraud

Facial recognition technology was used to aid law enforcement authorities in tracking down convicted murderer Phillip John Smith, according to an article by Paloma Migone on Radio New Zealand’s website. The biometric technology was used to determine the extent of the individual’s passport fraud. It appears that despite his conviction, Smith was able to fraudulently…

Proposed State Legislation May Limit Drone Facial Recognition Use

Proposed State Legislation May Limit Drone Facial Recognition Use

A Colorado bill will limit the used of facial recognition by drones if it passes into law. Senate Bill 15-059 concerns the permission for law enforcement entities to use unmanned aerial vehicles in certain specific circumstances and under a strict set of operational guidelines. In addition to limiting the maximum weight of a UAV ,…

Tygart Announces Faster, More Robust Facial Recognition System

Tygart Announces Faster, More Robust Facial Recognition System

Tygart Technology, a developer of image analysis solutions, has announced a new facial recognition system called MXSERVER. The cloud-based system is capable of quickly analyzing huge amounts of video and photo data. It’s designed for security applications, particularly in the area of law enforcement. Because it can quickly analyze large amount of data from multiple…

NEC Biometric Technology To Bolster LA County Law Enforcement

NEC Biometric Technology To Bolster LA County Law Enforcement

Today NEC Corporation of America announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The agreement will see NEC licensing its biometric services to the law enforcement department through a service model. The Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution from NEC is centered around the company’s Integra ID…

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