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Face recognition for observatory

A facial recognition system at Seoul Sky, an observatory in Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor, 555m (1823 feet) high skyscraper in Seoul, the South Korean capital city, is in use from NEC Corporation.

It’s used to monitor admittance to the world’s third highest observatory, at a height of 500m. NEC says that its NeoFace Watch facial recognition software detects people who are on pre-determined watch lists using footage from a camera installed at the entrance to the site. This contributes to keeping visitors safe and guarding the building. Detection of VIPs is also scheduled for the purpose of improving service quality.

Sukhwan Yoon, President, NEC Corporation of Korea, said: “NEC has been engaged in the development of facial recognition technology for approximately 30 years. This technology has already been introduced into more than 100 systems in 40 countries. We aim to continue proposing innovative new solutions using facial recognition, both in South Korea and around the world. This contribution to achieving a safe, secure society will enable NEC to achieve global expansion while helping to ensure a more secure tomorrow.”



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