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Honeywell integrates Intel facial biometrics and computer vision for enterprise security systems


Honeywell has announced the integration of Intel Vision products for advanced analytics, deep learning, and biometric facial recognition with its MAXPRO connected security platform to drive customer cost and time savings by reducing false alarms and help organizations meet GDPR compliance requirements with identity anonymization.

Honeywell’s new MAXPRO platform supports will support MAXPRO Network Video Recorders and Video Management System, and the integration of Intel Vision products will result in enhanced site security and operator efficiency, according to the announcement. The integrated, customizable products are expected to accelerate video stream-processing time and increase the number of real-time camera streams possible on a single device.

“Ensuring the security of commercial buildings and the safety of those within them has always been Honeywell’s top priority,” says Honeywell President of Commercial Security Pete Lau. “With emerging technology like analytics, facial recognition and deep learning, Honeywell and Intel are connecting buildings and protecting people like never before.”

The partnership also leverages Intel’s Distribution of the OpenVINO toolkit, which accelerates the development of computer vision and deep learning inference for vision applications. The toolkit will support Honeywell’s Face Recognition analytics to allow the software to learn the faces of people within an organization. Honeywell will join the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance (ISA) and participate in Intel IoT RFP Ready Kits.

“With rapid advances in AI technology fueled by the influx of enormous amounts of visual data, our customers are presented with powerful new opportunities in multiple areas including edge video analytics and security,” comments Jonathan Ballon, VP of Intel’s Internet of Things Group. “The Honeywell MAXPRO solution, powered by Intel Vision Products, allows customers to process and analyze visual data in near real-time to make decisions faster, drive faster time to results and help ensure secure buildings, campus environments and banking institutions.”

Among numerous recent integrations of facial biometrics with security camera systems, Trueface partnered with Ambarella earlier this month. Honeywell integrated iris biometrics from Iris ID with its access control system for critical infrastructure customers last year.

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