November 9, 2012 -
Recently, facial recognition company Airborne Biometrics Group Inc., developer of FaceFirst software, has teamed with Safety Dynamics to unveil a surveillance system to identify shooters, was profiled by Fox News.
According to the Fox News report: “When Safety Dynamics’ acoustic sensors detect a gunshot, they zero in on the shooter’s location and point a high-resolution camera at his or her face. Airborne Biometrics Group’s FaceFirst software then runs the shooter’s image against a biometric database to determine identity, even creating a new record if it can’t find one.”
Safety Dynamics specializes in the use of smart sensors for threat recognition and localization. Safety Dynamics currently sells and supports a system for law enforcement called Sensor Enabled Neural Threat Recognition and Identification, known as SENTRI.
The system is a breakthrough technology that recognizes gunshots and explosions and sends range and bearing details to cameras which can then locate the source of the event. The patented dynamic synapse neural network (DSNN) technology developed by the Laboratory for Neural Dynamics at the University of Southern California is at the core of the acoustic recognition capability and is based on neurobiological principles of brain signal processing, and allows, like the human brain, accurate temporal pattern recognition of acoustic signals even in the presence of high noise.
Whether standing alone in a choke-point or working with multiple units to cover a large area, SENTRI is part of a network of surveillance cameras which listen for gunshots and provide police with the ability to use audio and video for the identification of crimes in progress.