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Lumenera’s IP cameras powered with facial recognition technology facilitates work of North American casinos

Facial recognition is used for people who are subscribed into a Self-Exclusion Programme for problem gambling
Lumenera cameras deployed for facial recognition applications in challenging environments

Lumenera has deployed several surveillance cameras into casinos across North America. These cameras have been greatly beneficial in facial recognition technology due to advanced features such as high dynamic range, low light sensitivity, and easy installation and set-up.

Facial recognition is largely used for individuals who have subscribed to a Self-Exclusion Programme for problem gambling. This programme is in place to forbid members of the programme from entering a gaming facility once they have voluntarily subscribed to the exclusion. It is the responsibility of the casino to prevent the Self-Exclusion Programme members from entering.

Clear imaging allows for automated surveillance and patron safety

It is challenging for security staff to watch every camera at all times and pinpoint those patrons who have self-excluded without any technological support. Facial recognition technology allows the casino to ensure a Self-Exclusion Programme member will not enter the facility as specific details of their face will be picked up through surveillance cameras and compared against the database of existing enrolled subjects.

Casino and gaming facilities provide a unique challenge for surveillance cameras

When a match is made, an alert is sent to the security operator outlining which camera identified the self-excluded subject, time of identification, and subject information. The system is automated allowing a large database to be searched instantaneously, narrowing down thousands of possible subjects to one individual in seconds.

This facial recognition system requires a megapixel imaging solution that is able to produce pristine imagery in non-standard lighting to ensure the proper facial identification is made.

Lumenera's Le165 provides the unique capabilities needed for facial recognition software

Casino and gaming facilities provide a unique challenge for surveillance cameras. Often overall lighting is dim with bright lights in isolated areas. This makes it difficult to catch fine details in a patron's face. To provide complete security and ensure the safety of guests, a camera capable of rendering a clear and precise image in low light is required for surveillance and facial recognition activities.

Lumenera provides the Le165 camera, featuring 1376 x 1032 resolution at 15 fps, in many gaming facilities with difficult conditions. Lumenera cameras capitalise on "in-camera" settings to adapt to the varying light levels and unfavourable imaging environments. The Le165 is able to accurately and quickly identify banned persons through features, height variances and position in real-time. For facial recognition applications, Lumenera cameras have been designed with the appropriate optics to satisfy pixel-on-target requirements of the software utilised by casinos.

Lumenera's surveillance cameras and facial recognition software allow casinos and gaming facilities to monitor Self-Exclusion Programmes more effectively than ever before. With the Le165, casinos comply with gaming regulations and ensure guests are safe.

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