Facial recognition on the rise

Harnessing the benefits of facial recognition can provide organisations with enhanced business intelligence, as well as offering a real competitive advantage.

The FaceVACS-VideoScan, for example, detects and identifies persons of interest in real time while computing demographic and behavioral data, supporting security staff, marketing departments and operations management in one application.

The application detects people’s faces in live video streams or video footage and stores video sequences of cropped faces (face streams) for each appearance in front of a camera.

Anonymous analysis of all face streams over time allows the software to compute people count, demographical information, people movement in time and space, and to detect frequent visitors and crowds.

The software also performs real-time identity checks against image databases to find known persons and alert appropriate staff.

The system is also able to track multiple faces simultaneously and display real-time signals when user-defined events occur.

Recorded media import and advanced investigation tools

Security and law enforcement agents are able to use  software like this to upload videos recorded at a specific location and time to track possible participants in a crime.

The user can find a person enrolled in an image database or search for an unknown person and locate their appearances in multiple videos. Inbuilt filters can also be utilised to specify age ranges, gender, ethnicity and glasses.

Right camera for the job

Cognitec now offers a highly specialized IP video camera with built-in face detection and tracking technology as a component of its FaceVACS-VideoScan product. The C5 camera provides the required image quality for real-time facial recognition, even under challenging conditions.

The camera is able to provide high image quality while using bandwidth and network structures for surveillance cameras, in addition to migrating video processing intelligence of the stream processor into the input device, performing real-time, gapless face detection/tracking of multiple faces and generating lossless, cropped video streams (face streams) for all faces appearing in front of the camera

 

For more information on FaceVACS-VideoScan products visit Cognitec.

Story credit: Cognitec