Facial recognition CCTV to be used for locating missing people in Australia, says report

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After proving their efficiency in reducing crime, facial recognition CCTV technology will also be employed for locating missing people in South Australia, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

Following successful trials which lasted from October to December last year, South Australia police has revealed that its intelligence officers will use the new software, worth $780,000, to analyse images from CCTV, ATM cameras and even social media in some cases.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens commented “During the development phase, as a test, we ran images of a person who was a suspect for an offence and it came up with a positive result,” Mr Stevens said. “I’m very keen for it to be rolled out to its full extent across SAPOL.”

The system compares images uploaded by police against a database of about 110,000 images of people who have been arrested in South Australia.

CCTV Surveillance – Providing Extensive Expertise in Deploying Facial Recognition CCTV systems

The Facial Recognition CCTV solution supplied by CCTV Surveillance dynamically compares images of individuals from incoming video streams against those stored in a predefined access control list and immediately sends alerts when a positive match occurs.

The technology yields a very good level of performance despite partial occlusions of the face, the use of glasses, scarves or caps, changes of facial expression, and moderate rotations of the face. Moreover, it does not allow users to be impersonated using photographs.

This biometric technology is the perfect solution to control the access to restricted security areas, especially since we’re talking about a completely automated system that requires very little interaction with the operator.

Our Facial Recognition CCTV system can be easily integrated with existing ID management products and enables administrators to easily create Whitelists/Blacklists for specific areas, while subjects can be very easily enrolled from one or more photographs.

The system fully supports runtime alarm management, is highly tunable (control based on time-frames, sequentially, etc) and even allows alarms to be exported to common formats (PDF, Excel) and remote devices (mobile, PDA, tablet, security control centre).

The CCTV Surveillance Face Recognition CCTV solution enables superior management options for all surveillance and security databases, enabling higher productivity via faster searches and identifications with this user-friendly system and will pay for itself by reducing losses and increasing bottom line profits.


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