In real life you usually don’t want to get into the drama of being seen as someone other than yourself. The misrecognition problem is not only time consuming, dignity compromising but also, in lots of cases, life threatening, if certain dangerous people are not correctly identified in time. This is a mistake no longer affordable to make in today’s context, whether for an individual, a group or the society as a whole. Fortunately the facial recognition technology has matured and the security solution based on the said technology is being widely used across the world.
The urgent challenge for security personnel to noninvasively scan people in real time and in public to detect and “see” if they are carrying weapons or explosives without physically searching them will soon be solved with the launch of SWORD by Royal Holdings Technologies Corporation. SWORD, the world’s first mobile 3D imaging scanner, attaches to a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus. SWORD can be used to scan backpacks and handbags that are being carried or have been left unattended. It can also detect listening devices used for espionage and intelligence gathering.
Invixium, an innovator of biometrics solutions, made its North American debut at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas and unveiled an impressive lineup of modern biometric products including its newest – IXM TITAN, featuring an impressive suite of features and technical specifications. TITAN offers customers a multitude of options for access control applications in need of multimodal biometrics (facial recognition as a primary and fingerprint or finger vein authentication as a secondary), with additional functionality for time and attendance, video intercom and video surveillance.
Horizon Robotics introduced a new HD smart camera with embedded AI that is capable of facial recognition at up to 99.7 percent accuracy. The smart camera HR-IPC2143 is a first of its kind with applications in public security for the real-time detection of potential suspects, and in retail for identifying VIP customers as they enter a store. The new Horizon Robotics smart camera performs local-capture and recognition capabilities simultaneously, providing facial capture, feature extraction and facial feature comparison based on deep-learning algorithms.
Invixium, a leading manufacturer of next-generation biometric products for enterprise access control, time and attendance and smart home markets, introduced its IXM TITAN at ISC West 2018 (booth #6109). TITAN incorporates facial recognition and fingerprint or finger vein biometric modalities into one multifunctional device capable of access control, time tracking, video surveillance and video intercom applications. With the fastest enrollment time and smallest biometric record size, TITAN delivers superior throughput, authenticating approximately 15 faces per minute with extreme accuracy and includes onboard memory to store an unprecedented 100,000 facial biometric records.
Invixium will be unveiling a new benchmark in multimodal authentication technology at ISC West 2018. The new IXM TITAN promises to be the most advanced biometric product ever engineered, reflecting Invixium’s drive to become the world leader in multi-purpose authentication solutions. TITAN is equipped with facial recognition as the primary biometric modality, fingerprint or finger vein authentication as the secondary and consolidates features for access control, time and attendance, video intercom and video surveillance into a single device that accommodates a diverse host of applications with extreme efficiency and convenience.
Dahua Technology releases consumer products with the brand Lechange, to serve families desiring better safety and greater convenience as well as SMB (small and median business) owners globally. Lechange’s core is in technology and design. Armed with Dahua’s technology in video surveillance industry, Lechange enables consumers to better enjoy technological advancements including high definition, facial recognition, voice recognition, artificial intelligence and cloud storage.
Moscow continues to bring video surveillance security to the next level, through a partnership that brings artificial intelligence technology in ways that will make facial recognition more accurate and more intuitive. Moscow’s Department of Information Technologies has recently finished deploying a city-wide, 160,000-camera video surveillance system that integrates facial recognition technology from NtechLab. Yet only a portion of those is currently active, due to the cost of implementing the technology.
The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
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.