surveillance

K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

FindBiometrics is in Washington this week for the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. Day one started off with an incredibly high profile opening presentation, a conversation between Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of the Note to Self podcast, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who joined the stage remotely from Russia. Zomorodi interviewed Snowden for nearly…

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi has announced a new video surveillance system designed to be able to track individuals based not only on their faces, but what they’re wearing, their age, their sex, and various other factors. The company says the system is able to identify more than a hundred such characteristics, and once it has targeted a particular…

Upgraded SentiVeillance SDK Enables Facial Recognition on 10 Camera Feeds with One PC

Upgraded SentiVeillance SDK Enables Facial Recognition on 10 Camera Feeds with One PC

Neurotechnology has announced an upgraded version of its SentiVeillance SDK. Version 6.0 allows for the use of facial recognition on up to 10 surveillance feeds simultaneously using just one computer, and adds a GPU to help increase the speed of its scanning. It also allows users to dynamically adjust the system to focus more on…

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

“…given NEC’s previous successful law enforcement deployments with its NeoFace technology, NeoFace Idm will likely find some interested clients for this new software.” NEC has announced a new offering based on its NeoFace facial recognition technology. Called NeoFace Image data mining, or NeoFace Idm, the software is designed to scan through video footage for specified faces.…

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…