Facial recognition systems

Has the gap closed between security fiction and security reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...

Intersec Dubai 2018: AI and intelligent analytics for smart cities

Security solutions today do more than merely observe and prevent criminal activity. Systems are increasingly tasked with making sense of the world around us. At Intersec 2018, which took place 21st - 23rd January in Dubai, manufacturers set out to show how predictive analytics and artificial intelligence are already being used in real world applications to predict criminal behaviour, manage traffic, and streamline smart city operations. Dubai smart city initiatives Dubai is a particularly...

HID Global supports facial recognition with iPhone X for HID Approve Mobile App

HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that its HID Approve™ two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform, now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. “With the growing demand for an optimised user experience, facial recognition is a great addition for banks and e...

Corvus Integration introduces Corvus Tetrad biometric solution

Corvus Integration is pleased to announce the release of the Corvus Tetrad - a modified version of the Corvus Sleeve biometric solution that utilises the new Integrated Biometrics Appendix F-certified ‘Five-O’ four-slap fingerprint scanner. The Tetrad combines the Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanner with Corvus’ own dual iris – 5mp face sensors, an Identiv contact and contactless card reader, and a Gemalto MRZ reader. The Tetrad features a rugged case and utilises...

Suprema showcases advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018

Suprema, a global biometrics and security company, showcased CoreStation, the world's most advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018. At the show, Suprema also showcased showcased its fingerprint reader and RFID/keypad readers, as well as updated BioStar 2, an access management software. Intelligent Door Controller The new Suprema CoreStation is an intelligent door controller, which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralised access c...

Promise Technology Inc. exhibit lineup of video surveillance solutions at Intersec Dubai 2018

Promise Technology Inc., developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, will be at Intersec Dubai 2018 from January 21st-23rd to showcase its latest video surveillance server and storage technology innovations. Promise is enhancing its portfolio of solutions for the surveillance ecosystem with the introduction of a cloud-based solution optimised for video surveillance workloads, new series of network video recorder (NVR) storage appliances, and a personal cloud storage device that i...

Round Table Discussions

Has the gap closed between security fiction and security reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...

What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

How can security systems be used to predict bad things?

It seems there are more “bad things” happening than ever before. We hear news every day of workplace shootings and terrorist attacks, of smash-and-grab thefts and child abductions. Beyond the possible human tragedy involved, such events pose a persistent question to anyone involved in the realm of security: Could we have prevented it? The first step toward prevention is to predict or foresee an event before it happens. Too often, technology enters the picture after the fact, most com...