New CCTV surveillance system with facial recognition functionality to help trace missing people faster

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A police force is considering deploying a ‘regional CCTV system’ to help trace vulnerable missing people more effectively using state-of-the-art technology including facial recognition access control.

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has approved Home Office funding for a £106,000 feasibility study to look at a regional ‘interoperability CCTV’ system.

Under the current system all five local authorities and transport operator Metro use separate CCTV systems but often liaise together when a person goes missing.

A report says: “A bid was put into the Home Office Innovation fund by West Yorkshire to look at co-ordinated public service CCTV capacity across West Yorkshire offering inter-operability between the five local authorities and Metro with the further potential for integrated technology including facial recognition aimed at protecting vulnerable missing persons.”

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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).

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