Facial recognition systems
By definition, an edge device is an entry point to a network. In the physical security industry, edge devices are the cameras, sensors, access controllers, readers and other equipment that provide information to the IP networks that drive today’s systems. In the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing refers to an increasing role of edge devices to process data where it is created instead of sending it across a network to a data center or the cloud. In our market, edge computing takes the...
BrainChip Holdings Ltd. (‘BrainChip’ or the ‘Company’), a developer of software and hardware accelerated solutions for advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications, announced it has entered a strategic partnership with Telesikring, Denmark’s largest Danish-owned installer of security solutions for small, medium and large companies. The companies will jointly address the growing needs of law enforcement and end users to efficiently classif...
As shown on the Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Benchmark’s official website, Dahua Technology TRK Method set a world record and took the 1st place in multiple pedestrian tracking challenges on August 2nd, 2018 - with a multi-object tracking accuracy (MOTA) of 54.1±13.0%. Multiple Object Tracking Technology Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) is an algorithm testing platform jointly established by Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, the University of Adelaide and Tech...
Honeywell has expanded its line of Performance Series video product line with upgraded HQA (high quality analog) and IP cameras – including the line’s first IP PTZ camera – and Embedded NVRs. The enhanced products further expand Honeywell’s integrated turnkey video solution, which ensures more efficient, effective safety and security, reduces total cost of ownership, and reduces compliance and liability costs. Honeywell HQA and IP PTZ cameras The updates to the Perform...
Considering how much the modern smartphone has become a common everyday tool and cultural icon, it’s hard to believe it has only been with us for a relatively short space of time. The first Apple iPhone was launched in 2007 and yet in a little over a decade the smartphone has become as essential as our keys or wallet. From its conception as a multi-faceted communications device, it has morphed into something far more integrated in our daily lives. Services such as Apple Pay, Android Pay a...
Dahua Technology, being the only security company that participated in the China-CEE Local Cooperation Exhibition, demonstrated its innovative solutions and regional accomplishments to a prestigious delegation of leaders from China and 16 CEEC countries. While visiting Dahua’s booth, the leaders discussed about Dahua’s contributions to the security industry as well as the local markets. Dahua Technology’s global reach As a renowned solution provider in the global video survei...
Dahua Technology, global solution provider in the video surveillance industry, officially launched its DeepSense Series IP Cameras that include AI-powered face detection network cameras (DH-IPC-HDBW8242E-Z4FD, DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z4FD-IRA-LED and DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z20FD-IRA-LED) and face recognition network cameras (DH-IPC-HDBW8242E-Z4FR, DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z4FR-IRA-LED, and DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z20FR-IRA-LED). Driven by AI deep-learning algorithms, they enable accurate face capture and face attributes analysis for real-time monitoring, mainly applied for business parks, schools, airport, banks and shopping mall key areas. AI-powered face recognition DeepSense Series IPC offers high clarity face image snapshots, even in the most contrasting lighting conditions Based on Dahua’s AI-powered security technology, as well as industry leading wide dynamic range (WDR) technology, DeepSense Series IPC offers high clarity face image snapshots, even in the most contrasting lighting conditions. Besides, the series supports six different facial attributes extraction from the video and abstracts those different attributes including gender, age, expression (happy, calm, surprised, sad, and angry), glasses, mouth masks, and beard & moustache, which makes searching and tracking subjects of interest more efficient. By taking pictures instead of recording videos, Dahua’s new IPC effectively cut the bandwidth requirements. And when a blurry or angled picture is detected, it will automatically be discarded, so that only the clearest and the most suitable images are sent for analysis, further saving bandwidth and storage space. Moreover, supported by advanced video encoding standards (H.265 & H.264), it saves up to 70% storage while maintaining high quality video compared to standard video compression standards, greatly reducing the total operation cost for users. Dahua DeepSense Series IPC Dahua’s DeepSense IPC offers a user-friendly and flexible way for data management, making face comparison more convenient After exporting the information into the built-in database (up to 10,000 face images), Dahua’s DeepSense IPC offers a user-friendly and flexible way for data management, making face comparison more convenient. Additional functions such as black/white lists and stranger mode, those who are recognised as strangers or blacklisted people will trigger the alarm in advance, further improve the efficiency of monitoring. It allows users to control the similarity threshold, providing targeted face comparison according to users’ specific needs Dahua Technology leverages the power of AI smart devices to help people understand the world in a better way, and Dahua Technology will continue to lead the application of AI in security industry, enabling a safer society and smarter living for customers and partners around the world.
The latest addition to the Wisenet P premium camera series manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has the capability of two video surveillance cameras in a single housing. The PNM-7000VD is able to capture Full HD 2MP images of adjacent areas with the help of two separate lenses. A 270° viewing angle is achieved when two 2.4mm lenses are installed, making the PNM-7000VD, which supports H.265 compression, an ideal solution for monitoring large open spaces such car parks, shopping centres and warehouses. Depending on the required field of view, system integrators can also choose to fit 2.8, 3.6 or 6mm lenses. PNM-7000VD multi-directional camera End-users are understandably looking for maximum value from their video surveillance system" “End-users are understandably looking for maximum value from their video surveillance system. Our new two channel multi-directional camera significantly reduces the costs which would normally be associated with installing two separate cameras, perhaps either side of a building or site, without any compromise on quality,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin. “It is an excellent example of how ‘We MOVE with trust’ by introducing innovative solutions which offer real-life practical benefits.” The PNM-7000VD is equipped with the world’s best 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Lens Distortion Correction and Digital Image Stabilisation technology to deliver optimised images in every situation. It also has a long list of other useful features including privacy masking and direction, face, fog, virtual line, appear/disappear, loitering and camera tampering detection. Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slots enable video to be automatically recorded in the event of network disruption. WiseStream II technology The PNM-7000VD supports H.264 and MJPEG compression, but bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when H.265 is utilised with WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image.
Cognitec Systems, the face recognition company, has concluded extensive research and development efforts to greatly advance the accuracy and speed of its face matching algorithm. The high-performance algorithm has been integrated into Cognitec’s FaceVACS engine and is now available in new releases of all market-focused Cognitec products. In-house tests show leading-edge performance levels on a variety of large datasets across typical face recognition applications. These datasets range from passport-style images as found in national ID databases, to mugshot-style images typically used by law enforcement agencies, and facial images turned away from a frontal pose, as recorded by video cameras. Another test shows an accuracy boost for matching low-quality passport-style images to live camera images, the process used for automated border control in eGates. Matching algorithm The new matching algorithm benefits Cognitec’s highly specialized products that are used around the world to compare facial images to those stored in multi-million photo databases, to investigate persons in recorded videos, find known persons in real time, and for verification processes at borders. The FaceVACS engine allows companies to implement face recognition methods in their own products, and is made available via custom software development kits. Cognitec is the only company worldwide that has worked exclusively on face recognition technology since its inception in 2002. Experiencing steady growth at business locations in Dresden, Boston and Sydney, the company is proud to maintain a stable position within the industry, and to uphold the trust it has gained as a reliable, experienced provider of biometric technologies.
Hospitality businesses work to provide a safe and pleasant customer experience for their guests. Hotels offer a “home away from home” for millions of guests every day around the world. These are businesses of many sizes and types, providing services ranging from luxury accommodations to simple lodging for business travelers to family vacation experiences. Hospitality businesses also include restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues. Security needs are varied and require technologies that span a wide spectrum. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of the hospitality market?
Hikvision, the world's premier supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has launched a range of groundbreaking face recognition terminals. Hikvision’s face recognition terminals are embedded with deep-learning algorithms for access control and office scenarios for improving building operations, workforce management and safety operations. Hikvision's face recognition terminals Three face recognition terminal models are available, each one uniquely and flexibly designed for a wealth of applications and scenarios: Wall-Mounted Face Recognition Terminal – DS-K1T604MF & DS-K1T606MF Base- or Wall-Mounted Face Recognition Terminal – DS-K1T605MF Face Recognition Component for Access Turnstile – DS-K5603-Z All three of these models are easy to install and use. The wall-mounted terminal is well-suited for quick access at an entrance. The base & wall-mounted terminal can be mounted on convenient vertical surfaces or on the front desk. The face recognition component is designed for use in conjunction with access turnstiles. If needed, this model can be rotated horizontally upon installation for capturing facial images at the most effective angle. Various models and types are available with a wide variety of front-end or back-end combinations to meet a multitude of scenarios and environments. Hikvision’s face recognition terminals support 1:1 or 1:N matching modes, authentication via Mifare cards, and TCP/IP or RS-485 connectivity. Hikvision’s face recognition terminals apply to a wide variety of scenarios and environments and can be highly personalised Accurate & fast face recognition Hikvision has embedded deep-learning algorithms into its face recognition terminals, providing fewer transmission delays and a reduced load on backend components. As a result, the terminals have a high success rate – the face-capture rate can hit 99% accuracy at less than 0.5 seconds. Dring rush hours, access turnstiles equipped with Hikvision’s face recognition terminals can respond in less than a half-second, passing up to 40 persons per minute. Hikvision’s face recognition terminals apply to a wide variety of scenarios and environments and can be highly personalised. Multiple authentication modes are available: face images, swiping ID card and comparing images, custom modes, and more. Applications range from commercial real estate, government agencies, small to very large businesses or factories, just to name a few.
Dahua Technology, a premier solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, unveils its AI driven distributed face recognition server, DHI-IVS-F7500-P, which is mainly applied to city-class scene or project, such as a safe city, security management of main traffic thorough a fare or plaza, business analysis for chain supermarkets, etc. Dahua’s Distributed Face Recognition Server As a mass data platform of face management, Dahua’s face recognition server, DHI-IVS-F7500-P is able to analyse image streams as structural data, and store them in the distributed database. Also, with excellent image comparison search engine technology, it even supports fuzzy search of mass human face data and provides results within seconds. High-efficient face detection and recognition Supported by the integrated, high performing GPU P4 module and Dahua’s advanced deep learning algorithms, the distributed DHI-IVS-F7500-P face recognition server can detect a human face with above 90% accuracy, along with its detailed face features such as age, gender, expression and glasses which help identify subtle individual differences. Also, it supports multiple-person image search and orders by similarity according to the time and location information, providing a convenient way to retrieve data. After collecting facial data, Dahua’s DHI-IVS-F7500-P face recognition server also provides both dynamic and static image comparison Powered comparisons with proactive alarm After collecting facial data, Dahua’s DHI-IVS-F7500-P face recognition server also provides both dynamic and static image comparison. Dynamic comparison supports the real-time 100-channel picture stream (about 8.5 million pictures processing) and 300,000 face control comparison, while static comparison supports comparison of 30 million pictures. Once hit the face that is previously defined in the enrolled database, the server will send the notification or alarm to you immediately. Flexible and comprehensive register library To better support face comparison, the new face recognition server improves the storing capacity to a maximum of 300,000 human face pictures of its enrolled database for wanted person alerts. In addition, you can add, delete, modify and query personal information in the registered library if something requires changing, and it also allows batching import/export of pictures and compressed files from the library. By identifying known criminals or prior offenders through accurate face detection and comparison, Dahua’s DHI-IVS-F7500-P face recognition server offers proactive protection to build a safer social environment before an incident occurs. Embracing a mission of “Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living”, Dahua will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service”, to serve partners and customers around the world.
It was over a century ago that Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) was founded, as a gift by industrialist Uri T. Hungerford. The vision was to create a community hospital that would serve as a beacon of hope and a place of comfort for the ill and injured. 100 years later, that same community spirit has helped CHH evolve into a vibrant, independent, affordable healthcare network that delivers a comprehensive range of healthcare programs and services for over 100,000 lives in Northwestern Connecticut. A challenging safety diagnosis Avigilon has made us more efficient as we don’t have to spend much time sifting through large amounts of video” Charlotte Hungerford Hospital prides itself on supporting patient and staff safety in all hospital areas and locations. Several years ago, they found themselves with an outdated security system that lacked quality video coverage and recording capabilities. CHH struggled with reliable video playback and faced frequent system crashes. As a result, the hospital’s security operators were often unable to provide accurate evidence during forensic investigations and many liability claims and hospital incidents went unresolved. CHH needed a cost-effective, comprehensive security solution that could protect patients and staff across multiple locations while still being flexible enough to scale with the hospital’s growing needs. Avigilon AI & Analytics technology With a desire to improve its legacy surveillance system, CHH looked to Avigilon’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology and video analytics to meet their security needs. CHH began a multi-phase upgrade that included installing over 100 Avigilon cameras with self-learning video analytics, deploying AI-based Avigilon Appearance Search technology and using impulse radar technology with the Avigilon Presence Detector (APD) Sensor. Avigilon Appearance Search technology – a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine – helps CHH quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across all cameras both inside the hospital and care centers as well as outside parking lots. This technology provides CHH’s operators with enhanced situational awareness, enabling fast event response and helping to save time and effort during critical investigations. To protect areas of the hospital where cameras cannot be installed, CHH installed the Avigilon Presence Detector (APD), a discreet impulse radar device with self-learning radar analytics that scans, learns, and continuously adapts to its environment. Avigilon Presence Detector sensors Our Security Department’s mission at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is the safety of our patients, visitors, and employees” Capable of detecting persons who aren’t moving or are hidden, the APD sensors help improve situational awareness for CHH staff, and are used in areas where cameras are not permitted, such as restrooms or change rooms. When integrated with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software, APD sensors alert CHH operators of human presence while still maintaining privacy. Avigilon H4 cameras were used throughout the hospital to provide exceptional image quality and built-in self-learning video analytics, which provides accurate detection and notification of movement of people and vehicles. CHH also deployed HD Multi-sensor cameras which provide up to four camera views per camera installation, using only one camera license and network drop. This allows CHH’s staff to efficiently cover all angles in order to detect, verify, and act on potential security events across the hospital’s premises. Avigilon H4 and HD multi-sensor cameras At the core of CHH is a desire to help the community and still serve as the beacon of compassion it was founded to be 100 years ago. With these values in mind, the hospital’s mission when it comes to security is the safety of patients, visitors, and employees. Avigilon’s AI solutions have helped achieve this by moving the CHH system from legacy to advanced and providing effective monitoring around the clock while also helping to create operational efficiencies. Since deploying ACC software, CHH’s operators spend significantly less time reviewing recorded video, allowing them to focus on proactive event response. Working with Avigilon, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has a roadmap for continued growth and exceptional patient safety.
To provide a practical solution to the monitoring of transportation infrastructure, where maximum situational awareness is paramount, Bosch Building Technologies has combined the innovation behind its video security cameras with the video management expertise of Intelligent Security Systems (ISS). ISS is a global developer of video management and video intelligence solutions. The video management platform, SecurOS, focuses on securing large mission-critical applications, such as industrial and manufacturing sites, transportation systems, banks, sports arenas, retail locations, and campuses and office complexes. ISS’ differentiating video intelligence and image analytics solutions, whether it is Face Capture & Recognition (SecurOS FACE), License Plate Recognition (SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition), or Container Character Recognition (SecurOS CARGO), provide effective monitoring solutions to the transportation sector. The capabilities stretch to large-scale entry and exit points such as ports, borders and airport car parks Surveillance challenges Transportation security provides surveillance challenges in varying degrees of situation and scale, so effective license plate recognition is crucial. From tunnels and bridges, where a situation can change in seconds, to regulating traffic flow into a city and capturing a profile of each vehicle, Bosch and ISS can provide answers to the questions that matter. Has a particular vehicle been permitted access to a specific area? Has that vehicle been stolen? What’s the insurance or toll subscription status? Has that vehicle been authorised to operate as a taxi? The capabilities even stretch to large-scale entry and exit points such as ports, borders and airport car parks. Vehicle monitoring Monitoring which vehicles are entering an area, and checking their legitimacy to be there, has never been more critical. Having the capability to capture license plates of every vehicle moving in the designated area gives users complete awareness of traffic flows and usage patterns, allowing them to configure and manage their monitoring preferences efficiently and permit secure data exchanges with other operational management systems and services for efficient infrastructure alignment. If driving conditions were perfect all-year round, the job of an operations manager, for example, would be quite straightforward. But the reality is quite the opposite. That is why the ISS certified Bosch cameras responsible for capturing this data are incredibly robust and built to produce usable images 24/7 in the harshest conditions, including after dark by employing a supplementary infrared light. The selected cameras have a special License Plate Recognition (LPR) mode which is developed in collaboration with ISS to deliver accurate information even when faced with the challenges of glaring headlights and fast-moving vehicles. Interpreting video data directly at source helps to improve levels of security substantially and can also offer clear business advantages SecurOS AUTO license plate recognition High standards are applied to the quality of the images captured. By incorporating the SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition (LPR/ANPR) solution, Bosch and ISS can provide several unique benefits for users, including the ability to accurately capture license plate information at 210 km/h (130 mph) in all kinds of weather conditions, including light fog, rain, and snow. Furthermore, utilising advanced algorithms results in a level of accuracy that can distinguish letters from numbers (so an “8” is not mistaken for a “B,” for example) which is a crucial advantage, particularly in emergency situations. The partnership with ISS supports Bosch’s belief that the logical next-step for security is to enable customers to repurpose the vast amounts of video data that they now can capture. Interpreting video data directly at source helps to improve levels of security substantially and can also offer clear business advantages.
Though it has been statistically proven that taking a plane is no riskier than taking a bus, people do have reasons to put extra caution on air travel safety, especially in a time replete with terrorist threats. A major line of defence must be the various sections of the airports, which, as a gateway to the outside world and transportation hub of the city, has always been on the top of the safety list of the government and all related authorities. Dahua’s Airport Solution is an intelligent security system to help ensure the safety of the airports. Elements of an effective solution First of all, an effective solution requires a complicated collaboration of multiple (sub)systems such as monitoring system, alarm system, access control system, network transmission system and management platform. As is known to all, the more steps and players it takes, the higher likelihood for a mistake to occur. Secondly, airports include a variety of places such as terminal areas, parking lots, office areas, freight areas, front desk areas (including the square in front of the terminal building), the flight areas, hangars, the perimeter area and so on, each of which operate on vertical management system. Yet due to the diversity of places and the complexity of personnel & cargoes coming in and going out in huge flow, there are too many risky elements to control. Thirdly, it’s not only about accuracy but also about swiftness when it comes to airport security. Safety should bring efficiency and not the other way around. For example, in April 2017, a drone flew into Chengdu Airport, resulting in the runway closing down for 80 minutes, the loss of which was estimated as at least 10 million dollars, not to mention collateral damages in the broad sense. Dahua’s Airport Solution is a unified security system combining multifunctional HD surveillance cameras with deep-learning AI Unifying a security system Designed to solve all the difficulties mentioned above, Dahua’s Airport Solution is a unified security system combining multifunctional HD surveillance cameras with deep-learning AI that can analyse the big data to get the target, be it a car, a face or a series of numbers. In terms of vehicle management: you can adopt all-in-one cameras to capture and recognise license plates of vehicles accessing the airport. This will trigger the alarm when detecting illegal, stolen, blacklisted, hit-and-run, crime-related and other suspects’ vehicles. Covering the whole route of a vehicle, from entrance highway, to parking lots and then to exit, the surveillance system can effectively assist security guards and police to keep a smooth service, and respond quickly when things go wrong, even if it’s just something from the car that was left behind due to carelessness. In terms of passenger management, the same full coverage of the security system also applies to this, from someone stepping off the car to one’s entering terminal building and checking-in area and all the way to the last step to the boarding gate. The HD surveillance cameras endowed with deep-learning AI have world-leading accuracy in face recognition and e-passport verification. Any suspect, should they show up in the airport area, will at once trigger the alarm. Guarding the airport perimeter Dahua’s Airport Solution also takes care of another crucial part of airport that is the perimeter area. One must resort to special equipment like thermal imaging cameras to keep the safety of the said area. An example of this is Dahua’s solution for one specific airport, which covers a perimeter of 30 km and boasts an annual throughput of 30,000,000 people and 8,000,00 tons of cargo. According to the thermal imaging calculation form below: Dahua chose to use a 100mm lens with a resolution of 640 x 512 and set the installation height at 5M, which detects 1.8m x 0.5m, showing people from within 3000m. The perimeter will be well covered for intruder detection purpose with 10 cameras. The intelligent analysis of IVS (intelligent video system) requires 10 x 10 pixels, under which condition, each thermal imaging camera can detect and analyse objects from within 400m. There is in total 12km of perimeter length in need of such cameras, so Dahua chose to place 30 there, totalling 40 thermal imaging cameras to solve the problem. Advantages of using Dahua tech It should be noted that Dahua’s thermal imaging technology has the following advantages: PTZ function, long distance surveillance (which can detect a vehicle 8.8 km away), long distance zoom, binocular lens (optical and thermal imaging lens), and strong intelligence (which can detect intrusion). Compared to alternate perimeter protection equipment on the market today, such as vibration fibre sensor and IR beam sensor, thermal imaging camera has higher accuracy and less false alarm while directly providing video to verify. Dahua has established stable cooperation with world-renowned platforms like Genetec, Milestone, Avigilon, AXXON, ISS, infusing Dahua’s Airport Solution with more possibilities. Supported by strong R&D resources and good working relationships earned in multiple previous collaborations with partners, Dahua can ensure seamless integration whether it’s front-end IPC or back-end NVR, fulfilling different demands of clients and building a sound security system for the airport. In future, Dahua will keep investing in R&D of cutting-edge technologies into the realm of civil aviation video surveillance solutions. With a mission of “Safer Society, Smarter Living”, Dahua will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service” to serve partners and customers around the world.
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the UK, contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP and generating 85,000 jobs nationally. As a key national infrastructure and major transport hub, Gatwick Airport takes the challenge of maintaining the safety and security of its passengers, visitors and employees seriously. It delivers on this challenge through people and process change, combined with powerful technology enablement and a standardised set of operational procedures and ways of working. This brings together the airport security and operations teams, Sussex Police, Border Force and many more interested parties. Qognify Situator is the technology enabler at the heart of the Gatwick Airport Integrated Security project Gatwick Airport Integrated Security The aim of the Gatwick Airport Integrated Security project was to use all available security elements to deliver a fully automated and rapid response solution for this state-of-the-art facility. Qognify Situator is the technology enabler at the heart of the Gatwick Airport Integrated Security project. It provides a consolidated view and full management of any situation or emergency. The additional integration of Qognify’s Suspect Search real-time video analytics proprietary software to this closely integrated network of security systems, means Gatwick Airport is now able to rapidly identify and pinpoint a suspected criminal/terrorist, or find a lost person in real-time. Suspect Search real-time video analytics A key aim of the project was the standardisation of operations and management across the airport. Security teams throughout the terminals and facilities collaborate effectively, ensuring the full safety of people and assets, along with full compliance and auditing abilities. The whole project helps to support smooth operations and minimise downtime in an intensely busy environment. The power of the CCTV solution is that it gives Gatwick Airport superior situational awareness" By using a combination of Qognify’s situational management and real-time video analytics solutions, the airport has the most powerful, automated and rapid response security system. From fighting terrorism, to combatting crime, or locating misplaced items and even finding a lost child, the security team at Gatwick Airport can now identify any issue and mobilise to wherever it is needed faster than ever before. Robin Lomax, IT Project Manager, CCTV Refresh Project Gatwick Airport explains: “The power of the CCTV solution is that it gives Gatwick Airport superior situational awareness and allows us to command, adapt and respond to any security event, before, during and after it occurs. It enables a quicker speed of response; a more appropriate size of response and it allows us to play back and learn lessons from the incident after the fact.”
Hikvision, global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, announced that the company has agreed a partnership deal with Corinthians, the São Paulo-based Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A football club. As part of the three-year deal, Hikvision will provide the 49,000-seat stadium with a security solution combining multiple products, such as the AI-powered facial recognition cameras, and DarkFighter cameras that deliver bright and full-colored images in almost complete darkness, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, Hikvision PanoVu cameras with 360º panoramic view, as well as access control equipment, among others. As an official partner in security technology, Hikvision is also responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Arena Corinthians’ security system. Security partnership "We are very optimistic about the partnership signed with Arena Corinthians. Connecting our brand to a renowned club, marked by a successful trajectory, with national and international visibility, is in line with our business mission. We envision a promising partnership with the team to take what is most innovative in electronic security technologies to the majority of the population."The investment in this segment is of utmost importance and Hikvision saw our potential as a business platform” "We have a great partnership with Ajax Stadium in the Netherlands, which is working very well, and the idea is to turn Corinthians’ home into a great case of success and a reference for the market,” says Marco Meirelles, Marketing Manager of Hikvision Brazil. "As part of our project to have exclusive partners in different segments, it is with great satisfaction that we announce this agreement with Hikvision to expand our technology safely. Arena Corinthians has already received, since its inauguration, 4 million fans - only on match days." "Therefore, the investment in this segment is of utmost importance and Hikvision saw our potential as a business platform,” says Luis Paulo Rosenberg, Marketing Director of Corinthians.
Wavestore, the British manufacturer of open platform video management solutions is helping to detect the presence of hooligans at three of the largest football stadiums in Montevideo, Uruguay. Working in conjunction with Systems Integrator partner DDBA, Wavestore’s VMS has been deployed at the Centenario, Penarol and Nacional stadiums to enable the police and security personnel to identify known troublemakers and prevent them from gaining entry to any of the grounds. Facial recognition technology The project, which has seen Wavestore installed within the stadiums’ control rooms as well as in mobile police units, was won following an extensive evaluation process in which Wavestore and technology partner, Herta, a provider of state-of-the-art facial recognition software, proved to be highly effective compared to those offered by other manufacturers. Manufacturers competing for the project were allocated a specific period of time to set up their integrated solutions to demonstrate the ability to detect and identify 40 people who had been entered onto a database and who were randomly integrated with an estimated 50,000 football fans approaching the stadium entrances to attend a match. When the results of the tests were analysed, it was found that Wavestore and Herta had been able to detect 39 of the 40 targets, even though many were wearing hats, scarves and dark glasses. The one person who was not detected had completely covered their face. The contract to install the video surveillance systems comprising of a fully integrated Wavestore/Herta solution and multiple HD cameras, was awarded to DDBA Wavestore-Herta video surveillance system The contract to install the video surveillance systems comprising of a fully integrated Wavestore/Herta solution and multiple HD cameras, was awarded to DDBA, a leading security and IT infrastructure systems integrator. “As is the case in many countries in the world, football stadiums in Uruguay have regretfully experienced anti-social behaviour on match days,” said German Ruiz, a Director of Montevideo-based DDBA. “With a zero-tolerance policy towards hooliganism, the Football Association of Uruguay made the decision to invest in technology that would recognise the relatively small number of individuals who could endanger and spoil the enjoyment of the many thousands of people attending the games.” When disruption occurs during a football match, images captured by the cameras are used by police and security personnel to identify and apprehend those involved. The images are then added to a database of undesirable attendees. The entire video data from every match is transferred into a large data system, maintained at the Ministry of Interior, to enable the police to retrospectively analyse key data The entire video data from every match is transferred into a large data system, maintained at the Ministry of Interior, to enable the police to retrospectively analyse key data and search for individual images over a period of years. IP cameras and video recorders Multiple Axis 20 Megapixel IP cameras from have been installed within the three stadiums in order to monitor seating and terrace areas, whilst high definition Axis Q6055 32x PTZ cameras are being used by operators to zoom into see close up detail of any incidents. In addition, Axis P1365 IP cameras chosen specifically to support facial recognition, have been installed at all entrances to each stadium, as well as in police mobile units located to monitor the streams of fans as they progress towards the stadium along the footpaths. The stadiums and the Ministry of Interior have been equipped with Wavestore X-Series recorders plus additional servers maintained on standby for failover purposes. All are 4U rack-mounted with 24 hot-swap hard drives. Data storage and analysis The client was also impressed by Wavestore’s robust data recording technology, which is extremely fast and enables specific video data to be located and displayed instantaneously A careful and detailed analysis of the network needed to support the aggregated bandwidth of all the cameras operating concurrently, as well as user demands at the various monitoring stations and display walls was carried out. According to German Ruiz, it is one of the many reasons why Wavestore’s high-throughput servers were chosen for the project. “The client was also impressed by Wavestore’s robust data recording technology, which is extremely fast and enables specific video data to be located and displayed instantaneously,” said German. “Exporting video clips from the Wavestore system is also very quick and easy, requiring just a 3-click process.” Commenting on the success of the project, Chris Williams, Project Director of Wavestore Global Ltd said: “As a British manufacturer we are proud that the quality and the price/performance ratio of our solutions is enabling us to win projects as far afield as Uruguay. Equally important, we are delighted to have proven our ability, and value the opportunity we have had to work with DDBA and Herta who have used their respective expertise to contribute towards the success of this prestigious project.”