NeoFace Watch facial recognition software deployed at 2016 APEC venues and events

December 2, 2016 - 

NEC Corporation and NEC de Colombia S.A. provided the Peruvian National Police with NeoFace Watch facial recognition software for this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week in Lima, Peru. The software was deployed to enhance video surveillance at venues where national leaders gathered and related events took place.

APEC is a 21 member economic forum established to accelerate regional economic integration throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

NEC’s NeoFace Watch solution is designed to integrate with existing video surveillance systems by

identifying facial characteristics from footage in real time and matching them against a watch list of preregistered individuals. When the system identifies an individual of interest from a watch list, it raises an alert, so appropriate actions can be taken by authorities to rapidly reduce the risk of public safety threats.

At APEC events, cameras connected to NeoFace Watch were installed in select areas to provide surveillance of access control points, reinforcing overall security.

“We consider it an honor that Peru was chosen for a second time to host the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week,” said Carlos Tuse Lloclla, General PNP, Executive Director of Integrated Security,

State Security Department of the Peruvian National Police. “This additional layer of security provided by NEC’s facial recognition technologies demonstrated our commitment to ensuring another successful summit that would benefit all participants.”

“NEC’s facial recognition technologies have been adopted to ensure the safe operation of national ID programs, international airports and large-scale facilities all across the world,” said Cesar Gallegos Chavez, Peru Office Director, NEC de Colombia S.A. “We are proud to have contributed to the safety and security of so many leading members of the global business and political communities at the 2016 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.”

Just last month, NEC was showcasing its cybersecurity and biometrics solutions for law enforcement at the 85th ICPO-INTERPOL General Assembly Exhibition at the Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.

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