Facial recognition technology ramps up existing surveillance systems
19 July, 2010
A facial recognition system developed by California-based biometric technology developer Airborne Biometrics Group (ABG) is seeing use in a number of industries including government, casinos, transportation and corporations, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal article.
The system, called Face First, operates via a video surveillance system wherein it can run facial comparisons of one against one million in one second on a single server and can usually be integrated into existing surveillance systems.
Officials from ABG tout that their system is also scalable to as large as a client needs with the largest they have installed working with 80 million stored images. Additional capabilities of the system that the company touts as especially enhancing to the security or operations of the system are the ability to add additional photographs to a person’s profile to increase chances of recognition, alerts of a match via text message or e-mail that include biographical information as well as a photo and the ability to use handheld cameras with a WiFi connection to track individuals as well.
ABG hopes to add gait and iris recognition in future versions of the system.
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