Facial recognition CCTV cameras to be deployed on Australian public transport network

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Facial recognition CCTV cameras are set to be deployed across the public transport network including trains, trams and buses at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia next year, to identify potential terror suspects before they can get close to any sporting or public venue, a news report has been able to suggest.

In what will be the most far reaching public use of the technology, the sophisticated technology will be linked into the network including platforms and major stops and monitored around the clock during the 11-day event next April by some of the more than 10,000 security personnel tasked with Games security.

It was hoped faces of suspects could be identified in the crowd and rapid ready response police and military deployed before they could get close to events and estimated 1.5 million spectators expected to attend.

The Australian Federal Police is driving the project with the Gold Coast seen as the best test of a sophisticated facial network due to the city’s already high-level use of CCTV cameras.

But the technology could also soon become a feature at other major sporting and public events about the country as the Federal Government looks to ramp-up mass-gathering public security in the wake of recent terrorist attacks including Manchester and London.

CCTV Surveillance – Experts in Designing, Installing and Comissioning 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).

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