NEC Corporation and its Romanian Branch office announced the provision of a facial recognition system for admission control at the EU Summit held in Sibiu, Romania on May 2019. From January to June 2019, Romania held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time, during which time the country was dedicated to strengthening security measures at important domestic events. NEC was selected by the Romanian Protection and Guard Service to provide NeoFace.
SkyBiometry announced the release of the new version of its face detection and recognition algorithm. Significant enhancements make the algorithm much more accurate and allow for a wider range of facial attributes in the detection process. The latest face detection algorithm locates many more faces in varied and difficult conditions. The new version’s face recognition accuracy is five times higher when set at a low False Acceptance Rate.
FLIR Systems announced the latest generation of the FLIR Brickstream 3D Gen 2 people counting sensor. This new version includes a unique employee filtering feature designed to provide retail and shopping businesses with more accurate customer traffic data and sales conversion metrics. The employee filtering feature uses a combination of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and employee-worn tags to automatically identify and remove staff from customer counts.
NEC Corporation has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan: New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport. This electronic customs procedure system utilizes NEC’s face recognition technology.
Motorsport and running events, driving safety courses, and open-air concerts: the Hockenheimring south of Mannheim, Germany spans nearly 97 hectares with a motor racing circuit length of nearly five kilometers. The grandstands have room for 120,000 spectators, and they will once again be filled to capacity when fans crowd in to watch the big motor racings. The Hockenheimring welcomes more than 700,000 visitors a year.
Danish Superliga football club Brøndby IF’s stadium is the first in Denmark to utilize facial recognition technology, provided by Panasonic, to ensure a safer stadium experience and alleviate the strain placed on staff during high profile matches. The system is being deployed to automate the process of identifying blacklisted persons and prevent them from entering the stadium, a task which was previously undertaken manually by security personnel.
Vision-Box and partners have signed an agreement to officially launch the “Known Traveler Digital Identity” service, which will facilitate paperless border clearance between Canada and The Netherlands. The program will allow travelers flying between the two countries to enjoy a seamless journey, whereby a simple face scan will be enough to identify the passengers boarding a plane at departure, and to clear immigration on arrival.
The first forensic science-based crime prevention system in New York State was installed at luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Richard Mille. The technology, the Intruder Spray System from SelectaDNA, utilizes forensic science to reduce burglary, robbery and high-value theft by a documented range of 40 to 86 percent. The cutting-edge technology was installed at the flagship boutique, located on ‘Billionaire’s Row’ on 57th Street in Manhattan.
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Johnson Controls has released the new Detect360 Active Shooter Response system. The system combines reliable gunshot detection with industry-leading notification technology to provide immediate warning when a gunshot is fired within a building. By providing early notification and precise location of the shooter, the ASR system gives occupants time to find safety and allows police and security personnel to mitigate the threat up to 60 percent faster.