Cognitec adds video investigation tools to FaceVACS-DBScan product

December 13, 2017 - 

The latest release of Cognitec’s FaceVACS-DBScan product combines the company’s image database search technology with video inspection tools for a multitude of investigation use cases.

According to a statement from the German face recognition company, FaceVACS-DBScan LE enables fast import of video footage and detailed investigations of extracted facial images allowing police to quickly narrow down suspect investigations. The investigation can reveal, for example, if a suspect was seen in various locations within a set time window, always with the same group of persons, or in one location too many times during the day.

Investigators can add the facial image seen in a video frame to a local database with one click. If a person is already known, the technology can quickly compare the facial image to all connected databases and instantly display a candidate list of possible matches.

“Searching through hours of video material continues to be one of the most tedious investigation tasks for law enforcement professionals,” says Alfredo Herrera, Cognitec CEO. “This tool will bring a new level of search automation and efficiency to the investigative workflow.”

Earlier this year it was revealed that Cognitec facial recognition technology is featured in ABC gates at Venice Airport.

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