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NEC facial recognition solution implemented in cities across Georgia

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NEC Corporation has provided an advanced surveillance system using facial recognition to several major cities in Georgia.

The company signed an agreement with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, in cooperation with system developer Capital Systems LLC.

Beginning operation last month, the system works in combination with 400 CCTV surveillance cameras installed in Georgia’s major cities such as Tbilisi.

The system uses NeoFace Watch, NEC’s real-time facial recognition software for video which features the world’s highest recognition precision.

Earlier this year, NEC’s face recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation in Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) testing performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

It compares images captured by CCTV cameras against photos of suspects and others registered in a watch list, enabling law enforcement to identify figures rapidly and accurately.

Introduced as part of Georgia’s “Safe City, Safe Region, Safe Country” program aimed at improving public safety, the state government also plans to install tens of thousands of additional cameras nationwide in the future.

“By offering city surveillance systems that are enhanced with facial recognition technology, we are contributing to proactive crime prevention and efficient criminal investigations,” said Tomoki Naka, managing director of NEC Telecommunication and Information Technology. “NEC is committed to providing valuable solutions for society, and we will continue proposing innovative new solutions using face recognition, both in Georgia and around the world.”

Earlier this month, NEC announced it provided a facial recognition system for South Wales Police in the UK through NEC Europe Ltd., which uses the company’s flagship facial recognition software platform NeoFace Watch.

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