Facial recognition CCTV system to be deployed in Malaysia’s Penang state

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A new facial recognition CCTV system will be deployed across the Malaysian state of Penang in a bid to detect criminals faster by enhancing the capabilities of the existing 767 CCTV cameras installed by the Penang City Council, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The system will be operated from the council’s CCTV control room, as well as the Penang police headquarters, chief minister Chow Kon Yeow said.

“The monitoring via CCTVs is an initiative by the Penang state government to reduce crime, especially street crimes, in an effort to maintain the safety and well-being of the people,” said Chow.

The police would upload the image of a criminal or wanted person to the system. If the system manages to track similar faces through any of the CCTV cameras, the authorities would immediately be alerted.

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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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