Facial recognition technology coming to police body cameras

Motorola Solutions will soon add machine learning capabilities to its police body cams, which will help officers find objects and missing people, according to a report by Engadget. The body cam developer is currently working on a prototype device with deep learning startup Neurala, which recently integrated its software with drones to identify poachers in Africa. According to a report in Defense One, Neurala founder Massimiliano Versace has created patent-pending image recognition and machine learning technology similar to other machine

WSU researchers using body cams, biometrics and machine learning to improve policing

Criminal justice experts at Washington State University (WSU) are developing new technology comprised of advanced scientific tools and techniques to improve police–community relations, officer training and public safety, according to the university’s website. Researchers at the university’s new Complex Social Interaction (CSI) laboratory are using body-worn cameras, data analytics, biometrics and machine learning to examine the various factors that influence interactions between police and community members. The research team, led by David Makin, assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology,

Report reveals police body camera programs fail to protect civil rights and privacy

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn have released a scorecard evaluating the civil rights security measures of police body-worn camera programs in 50 U.S. cities, which reveals a nationwide failure to protect the civil rights and privacy of surveilled communities. This latest edition, which follows up on the November 2015 scorecard evaluating 25 programs, updates the policies of those original police departments that have amended their policies. It also includes 25 additional programs, including the nation’s

AMREL receives FBI certification for its newest rugged biometric tablet

AMREL announced that its Flexpedient AT80B rugged biometric tablet is now on the exclusive FBI’s Certified Products listing. “The FBI has certified that the AT80B is in compliance with the CJIS Division’s Next Generation Identification System Image Quality Specifications (IQS): EBTS Mobile ID FAP 45 Appendix F Specifications,” explains Richard Lane, AMREL VP of Strategic Business Development. “It meets or exceeds the criteria for for single & dual finger flat & rolled print which means it can access the FBI’s

Korean iris biometrics firm completes $2.1M series B financing round

CMITech, a Korea-based iris recognition products and solutions developer, has completed a $2.1M Series B financing round to accelerate its R&D efforts and expand its global customer support presence. The venture investment firms who participated in this round include Magellan Technology, Investment of Seoul, SBI Investment Korea and Industrial Bank of Korea Capital. Daniel An of SBI Investment has been appointed to CMITech’s Board of Directors. “We are delighted to bring in this investor group to support our continued innovation

ZKAccess educates NJESA members on biometric security solutions

Biometrics and RFID security solutions provider ZKAccess met with over 50 ESA members at the recent New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) Annual Symposium and Expo. The Symposium and Expo brings together New Jersey ESA members for two days of CEU course instruction, a vendor expo and networking opportunities. Held at the end of February in Atlantic City, attendees who visited the ZKAccess booth learned how to leverage low cost biometric security technology to further grow their business and gain

Avigilon to showcase security industry’s first 7K camera at ISC West 2015

Security solutions firm Avigilon Corporation announced that it will showcase what it calls the “security industry’s first single-sensor 7K (30 MP) security camera” at the ISC West 2015 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The camera delivers high-resolution image detail, simultaneously providing maximum scene coverage while minimizing bandwidth and storage consumption. In addition, Avigilon announced it released the 6K (24 MP) HD Pro camera. As the latest product in its line of end-to-end surveillance solutions, the 7K HD Pro camera works with

IriTech to demo face and dual iris camera at Interpol World 2015

IriTech announced it will promote its new multimodal camera, Gemini Camera system, at Interpol World 2015, held April 14-16 in Singapore. First unveiled at the connect:ID last month in Washington DC, Gemini Camera is a multimodal camera that can simultaneously capture images of the face and both irises with a single camera sensor. Multimodal capturing will enhance reliability and universality while the single camera keeps the solution cost-effective. One of the main benefits of the Gemini is that it significantly

Sensormatic to resell CMITech iris recognition cameras in Turkey

Iris recognition technology firm CMITech Company, Ltd. has entered a reseller and system integration agreement with Sensormatic Güvenlik Hizmetleri Tic. A.S., and its distribution affiliate, Y3K Güvenlik Teknolojileri A.S. for the exclusive territory of Turkey. Under the agreement, Sensormatic also retains non-exclusive rights to resell CMITech’s solutions in the Middle East region. Sensormatic will actively promote CMITech’s entire line of iris recognition cameras to end users in all market segments as an integral part of their identity management solution strategy.

Researchers develop way to identify first-person filmmakers from the camera wobble

Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a way to identify first-person filmmakers based on the wobble of their cameras, according to a report by The Verge. Professor Shmuel Peleg and Yedid Hoshen recently published their results in a paper titled “Egocentric Video Biometrics”, where it details how you can distinguish one person from another by analyzing an individual’s gait, or the unique pattern of their body movements. The researchers tracked the “optical flow” of objects and