NEC provides face recognition technology to Surat City Police
25 February 2015 10:44 GMT

NeoFace Watch integrates with existing video surveillance systems and matches faces in real-time against a watch list of individuals to trigger an alert

Surat City Police (Gujarat) in India have deployed a face recognition system as part of its safe city initiative.

The technology is supplied by NEC India and NEC Corporation, together with Innovative Telecom & Softwares.

The police service is deploying NEC’s NeoFace Watch for Live CCTV surveillance and NeoFace Reveal for forensic criminal investigation. Shri Rakesh Asthana, Indian Police Service, Police Commissioner of Surat City, commented: “We have found NEC’s face recognition solution to be the most appropriate solution with respect to face detection and investigation, and it will help Surat Police resolve crime cases in a very speedy manner.”

NeoFace Reveal is a software solution for forensic investigation that provides law enforcement and crime laboratory agencies with the ability to enhance poor quality latent face images, search against their mugshot databases, and locate potential suspects, while NeoFace Watch integrates with existing video surveillance systems and matches faces in real-time against a watch list of individuals to trigger an alert.

Both technologies have been deployed in numerous government agencies throughout the world, including  the US, UK and Singapore.

NEC’s face recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation for the third consecutive time in the recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2014 performed by the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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