Digital Barriers has released SmartVis Identifier, which the company calls the world’s first live facial recognition system for body worn law enforcement cameras. The company integrated its EdgeVis and SmartVis technologies to provide defense, security, and law enforcement agencies with real-time facial recognition against multiple watchlists and databases. The SmartVis facial recognition technology, which was previously available for standard smartphones, has now been adapted to run live on Digital Barriers’ body worn cameras designed for frontline law enforcement. Combined with mobile live streaming solution EdgeVis, it makes streaming from body worn devices both operationally and financially viable.
Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) has been awarded a U.S. patent for technology that automatically recognizes facial expressions using images from low resolution cameras. Since becoming an independent public company on December 31, 2016, the company has been awarded more than 20 patents, with several related to computer vision technology. Automatic facial expression recognition technology builds on Conduent’s expertise in computer vision techniques and enables the company to pursue commercial opportunities in multiple industries.
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced that it has provided a facial recognition system for South Wales Police in the UK through NEC Europe Ltd. South Wales Police has deployed NeoFace Watch using CCTV cameras mounted on a number of police vehicles and is using its real-time surveillance capability to locate persons of interest on pre-determined watchlists, including criminals, suspects, vulnerable individuals and missing persons.
In order to deliver greater capabilities in License Plate Recognition, VIVOTEK has partnered with global LPR software developers to capture license plate images for LPR applications. Various options of VIVOTEK LPC (License Plate Capture) cameras provide users the optimal and most suitable camera for their LPR or traffic monitoring purposes in access control, red light enforcement, surveillance and security, traffic monitoring, tolling systems, and free-flow applications.
With the sophistication of video management and analytics software increasing and a surge in high-quality IP cameras, the video surveillance market is in the midst of a technological evolution. As a result, ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, forecasts global value added services market revenues will top $10 billion by 2021. Data and analytics services, as well as device and application platform services, show the strongest revenue growth within the non-consumer video surveillance market.
Genetec, a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, will unveil Genetec Motoscan™, a new scooter-mounted on-street parking enforcement solution at this year’s Parkopolis (on the Copperpark booth # E11 9 pavilion 5.1 and Indigo Park booth # C13 pavilion 5.1, Paris, June 21 and 22, 2017).
Avigilon continues to develop their artificial intelligence (AI) video analytics portfolio by adding features to their Avigilon Appearance Search video analytics technology – a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine that sorts through hours of footage with ease. Avigilon recently added the ability to search for vehicles in Avigilon Appearance Search technology, available in the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.2 video management software, to help users gain powerful insights and make effective decisions during an investigation.
As the commercial drone market expands at an accelerating rate, so does the risk of malicious use of these devices and the need to successfully detect and take counter measures. This is the focus of the most recent PureTech Systems patent approval. System and Method for Autonomous PTZ Tracking of Aerial Targets (US Patent No 9,652,860 B1), grants claims for video-based detection and tracking of targets against a featureless background, such as airborne aircraft and drones. The patent leverages the PureTech’s continued research and development using geospatial video analytics for both security and safety applications.
Arecont Vision® has announced an expansion of the Technology Partner Program by adding BriefCam, the Video Synopsis® Company. BriefCam’s video analytics offering is available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as part of the partnership in support of mutual customers. BriefCam Syndex Pro helps organizations improve security and operations by turning video data into useful information. Based on BriefCam’s Video Synopsis technology, Syndex Pro allows users to review hours of video in minutes, while applying search filters for achieving accurate results and faster time-to-target.
Video analytics should be an integrative component of every video management software. NETAVIS Software pioneered this concept over five years ago. With the initiative iCAT Jump Start, iCAT Video Analytics is now included for free with every Observer installation. Besides improving perimeter security, creating heat maps, and providing vital customer frequency data, iCAT also offers highly accurate object counting. The complex tripwire algorithm detects the direction of objects in the video stream, includes a self-learning component, and prevents double counting. This significantly improves the accuracy and solves a wide range of scenarios.