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Facial biometrics

Tyco Security Products introduces facial biometrics in its VideoEdge video surveillance products for detection and verification of people by face.

With face detection analytics, operators can be notified that the CCTV has detected a person of interest, for example known criminals, ex-employees, VIPs or other persons of importance. This the firm says can be useful in protecting stock and assets by alerting security to potential risks sooner, or alerting store staff to greet an important customer entering.

The face detection is a feature built into the VideoEdge network video recorder (NVR), eliminating the need for external servers for powering the analytics. Up to 1000 faces can be enrolled and stored in VideoEdge’s on-board database, with the ability to store multiple faces for each person, for more accuracy in identification.

Face detection analytics can also be used “post-event” to speed investigation by searching video only for specific persons, enabling operators to search video for certain criteria – for example, those people who had access to the surrounding area of an incident. Known faces can also be enrolled with video associated. For example, a retail store can add a photo of shoplifters at one of its locations to the database so they can be seen across sites. If that person enters another store, operators receive an alert.

Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products, said: “Facial biometrics within VideoEdge offers our customers real value in improving loss prevention and reducing investigation time. The technology used to match multiple points on a face against images stored in the database delivers a high matching success rate for superior performance.”

When used with the C.CURE 9000 security and event management system and the victor Unified client application, operators and guards can be visually alerted if a mismatch is detected between the live video image and the stored access control image of a card which has just been used on the system.



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