October 16, 2014 -
The Fusion Center has already used the Tygart Technology’s facial recognition software to help police identify many criminal suspects, including one man in connection to a recent bar robbery.
Using the software, facial recognition analysts are able to search a database of half a million potential matches from regional jail sites across West Virginia.
“Generally you need to see more than just the eyes,” Minor said. “The facial recognition provides suggestions as to who it might be, but then it’s really up to the person behind the computer, to go through and look for a distinguishing feature.”
The software measures mostly between the eyes, but also generates a face print using the different landmarks on a person’s face.
A few weeks ago, Tygart’s facial recognition solution at The Fusion Center helped the Charleston Police identify a suspect from a security video freeze frame by successfully matching the suspect image to a previous mugshot from the South Central Regional Jail.