Facial Recognition System in Australia to Act as Gateway to Government Services

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A facial recognition system upgrade worth more than $250 million will be deployed by Australian federal government in order to allow the public to use facial recognition to access more government services such as JobSeeker, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Soon people will be required to use facial recognition to register to vote, apply for welfare payments, and file for bankruptcy while welfare recipients will also need to use this technology to access government benefits.

According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, he hopes to make it easier and safer for businesses and individuals to use government services, which saves time and money.

The prime minister also noted that this plan boosts the country’s economic recovery by removing outdated regulations, boosting small businesses’ competence, and support the advancement of technology across the economy.

Currently, there are more than 1.16 million businesses and 1.6 million individuals who are already using facial recognition to access 70 online services offered by the government.

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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