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NEC biometric security trials with Singapore government completed successfully


NEC Asia Pacific has announced the successful completion of three safety and security test bed projects with Singapore’s government, in collaboration with JTC and under the mandate of the Safety and Security Industry Programme (SSIP) 2020.

The first trial used NEC’s NeoFace Facial Recognition software, and correlation of audio and video analytics by the Intelligent Complex Event Processing engine to test early detection of suspicious behavior, identify Persons of Interest (POI) in both indoor and outdoor environments. The second trial concerned off-site security clearance for authorized personnel. In the third trial first-time visitors to Jurong Island were enrolled for facial and fingerprints recognition at an access to control area with a solution provided by NEC, according to the announcement.

The systems used in all three trials transmitted monitoring data and alerts to a simulated Command Centre.
“NEC is pleased to be part of the SSIP 2020 initiative to utilise Singapore as a test bed to develop and deploy advanced next generation security solutions that can be scaled for use globally. We are committed to working closely with the authorities and corporations to create a safer and more secure environment for citizens and communities,” said Lim Kok Quee, Managing Director and Deputy CEO (ASEAN Sub-Region) of NEC Asia Pacific.

The SSIP 2020 is led by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Economic Development Board, and NEC hopes to contribute to heightened security for critical infrastructure, border control and city surveillance.

As previously reported, NEC’s NeoFace technology has also been tested by CBP at U.S. airports.

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