Facial recognition CCTV technology could be deployed as part of surveillance network revamp in New Zealand city

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Facial recognition CCTV technology is being considered as an upgrade option for a revamped surveillance system that’s could be deployed across Nelson City in New Zealand, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Nelson City Council’s community services committee has voted to tender a new contract for the close-circuit television network monitored by police.

The council funds the capital costs of installing and maintaining the cameras, while Nelson police monitor and collect footage as part of crime prevention and investigation.

In a report to the committee, council staff said Nelson police felt the existing 16 locations needed an upgrade to keep up with changing technology and provide “facial recognition”.

The council will put the contract out for tender, which will include the supply and installation of new cameras, removal of the old cameras, and a mobile camera.

CCTV Surveillance – Your Partners 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).

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