Allevate teams with Facewatch to provide Brazilian retail security offering

Allevate recently announced the launch of its “Face-Searcher service”, designed to enable both small and larger organizations to utilize facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. The company claims its new service requires minimal capital outlay, incorporates advanced, world-class face recognition technology and eliminates the need to install or maintain a complicated software infrastructure or related compute platform on premise. The Face-Searcher service can detect and crop faces from retail-class CCTV cameras and submit them to the cloud-service for matching.

NEC combines facial recognition technologies with Azure IoT technology

NEC Corporation of America announced it is demonstrating its biometric recognition solutions, which uses Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) technology, at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair held April 25 – 29 in Hannover, Germany. The manufacturing solution combines NEC face recognition technologies and Factory Energy Management System (FEMS) with Azure IoT technology to create a complete end-to-end solution for factory maintenance, repair, and operation. NEC’s solution integrates factory operational data with employee identification and the case management system

Digital Signal demonstrates facial recognition at middle eastern security conference

Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) and its partner International Golden Group (IGG) demonstrated its portfolio of security solutions at this month`s International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience 2016 (ISNR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During the show, the company demonstrated its DSC software suite which, combined with its proprietary true 3D imaging technology, enables governments and commercial businesses to perform facial recognition with the highest accuracy available. They also demonstrated its CES system, a facial recognition solution that utilizes

Retailers use of facial recognition technology raises concerns

Consumers and privacy experts are raising concerns about the extent of surveillance in some high-end retail stores and what is being done with the data being collected, according to a report by CTV News. The CTV report references a recent Guardian report which notes that luxury department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue, which recently opened its first Canadian store in Toronto, is using some of the world’s most aggressive security and customer surveillance. The surveillance technology, which includes software able

NEC demonstrating biometrics solutions at Enterprise Connect 2016

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) will feature technology solutions that help companies “Discover the Power of the Smart Enterprise” at the Enterprise Connect 2016 conference this week in Orlando, Florida. The NEC booth is designed as a “Smart Enterprise”, representing different departments within a company and showcases NEC’s portfolio of communications, analytics, security, cloud, biometrics and technology solutions that can maximize the power of any communications network. NEC technology solutions to be showcased include: SMART Receptionist; SMART Data Center; SMART

Businesses oppose WA state bill to protect consumers’ biometric data

Businesses are opposing proposed legislation in Washington state that would ban commercial interests from collecting and selling personal biometric information without obtaining consent, says a Geekwire report. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris, a Democratic legislator in the Washington House of Representatives, aims to prohibit capturing the biometric identifiers of an individual for a commercial purpose unless certain conditions are met. According to the report, the proposed bill would require a company or persons to obtain an individual’s specific

Tyco Security adds facial recognition capabilities to IP video surveillance

Tyco Security Products has added facial recognition capabilities to its American Dynamics VideoEdge video surveillance systems, enabling the immediate detection and verification of individuals. By adding the new facial biometrics capabilities to a VideoEdge network video recorder (NVR), users can conduct a SmartSearch to automatically find a matching face and view the corresponding video. The features allows security officials to identify criminals, terminated employees, VIPs and other persons of interest, as well as enroll and save known faces with video

Bill to protect consumers’ biometric data clears Washington state House

The Washington state House has once again approved a bill by Rep. Jeff Morris to protect consumers’ biometric data. The House of Representatives recently voted 87-10 to pass the consumer protection bill. House Bill 1094 would establish regulations and limitations on how biometric data (for example – iris scans, the way you type or tap a tablet, facial recognition and voice recognition) could be collected and used in the future in commercial and retail industries. “We want businesses to think

NEC to demonstrate biometrics solutions for retail at NRF16

NEC Corporation of America announced that it will demonstrate a number of new retail solutions that integrate a wide range of NEC technology, including biometrics, digital signage and analytics, during the National Retail Federation’s Big Show. The conference and exhibition will be held January 17-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. At the conference, NEC will showcase integrated retail offerings which couple its retail software and hardware with its biometrics and display capabilities. The combined

Using facial recognition to prevent shoplifting, workplace violence

Some retail stores in Kirkwood, Missouri are using facial recognition software supplied by Blue Line Technology to prevent shoplifting, according to a report by Fox2Now. “If we recognize them as a suspicious character, we follow them around and we sort of hound them out of the store,” said Christopher Thau, the owner of a store called Christopher’s. “I hate to put it that way but that’s what we do.” Since shoplifters often move from one store to the next, many