China’s CCTV Surveillance Plans – 600 Million Cameras by 2020, All Facial Recognition Enabled

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China plans to add 450 million CCTV surveillance cameras to its already existing 176 million units by 2020, while also extending the reach of its facial recognition systems, experts in the CCTV surveillance market have argued.

Deploying facial recognition systems on a massive scale should be an easier process in China than in most other parts of the world, mostly due to the pre-existing centralized image database of citizens, all of whom must have a government-issued photo ID by the age of 16, together with billions more photos found on social networks.

Facial-recognition cameras are being used in China for routine activities such as gaining entrance to a workplace, withdrawing cash from an ATM and unlocking a smartphone. Other existing uses include on a running track to check that people aren’t taking shortcuts, and in churches, mosques and temples, where CCTV cameras are deployed in conjunction with facial recognition to keep tabs on exactly who is engaging in these activities, which are regarded with suspicion by the authorities.

CCTV Surveillance – Experts 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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