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Allevate launches face recognition service that integrates with Facewatch


Allevate has launched its Face-Searcher service, which enables organizations to use facial recognition as a hosted cloud service.

Face-Searcher is built on Tygart Technology’s MXSERVER biometric search engine platform, which enables the product to perform automated facial detection and recognition.

MXSERVER is designed to handle Big Data by leveraging a cloud-based architecture for faster parallel processing of services.

“The best face-recognition technology in the world is useless unless businesses have accurate and reliable subject matter to match against,” said Carl Gohringer, founder and director at Allevate. “Facewatch has already proven invaluable in enabling businesses to seamlessly interact with their local police. Now, they can co-operate by sharing this same imagery amongst their local business groups.”

In addition, secure online crime reporting system Facewatch is now offering an integrated Facewatch and Face-Searcher service, launching initially in Brazil.

Using Facewatch, organizations can report crimes online and submit video and screen captures of CCTV surveillance as evidence to the police.

Businesses can also share these images and videos in related subscribed groups — in accordance to data protection guidelines — to further reduce crime.

According to Facewatch, the service requires minimal upfront costs, incorporates advanced face recognition technology, and eliminates the need to install or maintain a complex software infrastructure or related computing platform on your premises.

The Face-Searcher Edge component detects and crops faces taken by CCTV cameras and submits them to the cloud-service for the purpose of matching.

Facewatch subscribers can automatically share images of any subjects of interest to Face-Searcher’s watchlists, which ensures real-time watchlist alerting to all devices connected to the service’s integrated alert management system.

“A major factor that has hindered the wide-scale adoption of face recognition by business has been the requirement to install and manage costly and complex software,” said Simon Gordon, CEO of Facewatch. “Allevate’s cloud-hosted SaaS offering removes this headache and enables businesses to benefit from the accuracy of the industry’s best face recognition algorithms in a cloud-enabled shared-services environment with a simple easy to understand monthly subscription fee.”

Previously reported, Allevate recently began offering MXSERVER on the UK Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 8 Framework.

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