Cutting-edge facial recognition CCTV system to be deployed across Moscow

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A cutting-edge facial recognition CCTV system is set to be deployed across the city of Moscow next year in a bid to identify wanted criminals, Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has recently revealed for a news outlet.

“In order to make the city safer, we will soon get to a new type of information technology for our law enforcement agencies. This year we have already replaced more than 40% of CCTV cameras with more advanced analogues, and we will for the first time create a system of facial recognition that will identify wanted offenders,” the mayor said.

City police Chief Oleg Baranov emphasized the importance of the “Safe City” system, parts of which have already been installed in different neighborhoods of the capital. He said the system has made it possible “to solve 27 murders, 77 crimes where grievous bodily harm was inflicted, 165 hold-ups and more than 300 cases of theft.”

The mayor also stressed the importance of updating local precincts in order to combat crime in the city. “Over the past few years, we have repaired and rebuilt 75 local police precincts, we have constructed ten new buildings,” the mayor stressed. “Within the next few years, 25 new police precincts and buildings for other needs of city management will be built,” the mayor said, stressing that the city will be offering all kinds of assistance to law enforcement agencies.

CCTV Surveillance – The 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 access control 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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