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The Japanese firm NEC Corporation reports it’s provided a surveillance system using facial recognition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, with Capital Systems LLC, a system developer. The system began operation in June, and works with 400 CCTV cameras installed in Georgia’s major cities, including the capital, Tbilisi.
The system uses NeoFace(R) Watch, NEC’s real-time facial recognition software for video. It checks images captured by CCTV against pictures of suspects and others registered in a watch list. This system was introduced as part of Georgia’s “Safe City, Safe Region, Safe Country” program aiming to improve public safety. Georgia also plans to install tens of thousands of more cameras nationwide.
Tomoki Naka, Managing Director, NEC Telecommunication and Information Technology said: “By offering city surveillance systems that are enhanced with facial recognition technology, we are contributing to proactive crime prevention and efficient criminal investigations.”