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World’s 3rd highest observation deck uses NEC facial recognition to keep visitors safe


Seoul Sky, the world’s third highest observatory, has implemented NEC’s NeoFace Watch to monitor admittance.

The real-time facial recognition system detects people who are on pre-determined watch lists using footage from a camera installed at the entrance to the observatory, which is located in the Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor high skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea.

The system contributes to keeping visitors safe and guarding the building efficiently and, in the future, will be used to detect VIP to improve service quality.

NEC has been engaged in the development of facial recognition technology for approximately 30 years,” said Sukhwan Yoon, president, NEC Corporation of Korea. “This technology has already been introduced into more than 100 systems in 40 countries. We aim to continue proposing innovative new solutions using facial recognition, both in South Korea and around the world. This contribution to achieving a safe, secure society will enable NEC to achieve global expansion while helping to ensure a more secure tomorrow.”

In March, NEC announced that its face recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation in the Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) testing performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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