Phuket, Thailand to use Herta facial recognition for Safe City project

Facial recognition firm Herta has announced it will install solutions in Phuket, Thailand, as part of a Safe City project in partnership with Point IT.

Pictures or videos will be taken of vehicle occupants entering the city by police with mobile phones at security checkpoints, and sent wirelessly to the network of Herta’s BioSurveillance NEXT system, according to the announcement. The mobile phones then receive an alarm if a blacklisted subject is detected.

“We are very proud to provide leading facial recognition solutions for the safety of an entire city. It is a great opportunity that will bring more projects in other cities during the upcoming months. We are very confident that Herta’s software performance, technological capabilities and global experience will solve the strong needs of safe city projects like Phuket’s,” says Herta CEO Javier Rodríguez. “Our partner Point IT has great local understanding and has proved to be an excellent partner. We strongly believe these are the first steps to bring new value to the safe city projects worldwide.”

The project also includes a smart card system, a command center, a high-speed network link and automatic license place recognition.

As previously reported, Australian cities are planning to trial a “smart cities” system using mobile facial recognition technology from NEC Australia.

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