Deployment starts for VSBLTY’s $10M facial recognition smart city contract with Mexico City

Deployment starts for VSBLTY’s $10M facial recognition smart city contract with Mexico City

Partners VSBLTY and intelligent lighting solution provider Energetika have begun deploying their smart city security systems in Mexico City under a $10 million contract to provide crowd analytics and facial recognition for public safety.

The two companies recently reached a three-year partnership to tackle the smart city market in Latin America, after jointly winning the Mexico City contract in June.

Phase one of the deployment includes security kits at 40,000 endpoints in 56 communities in Mexico City, starting with the Miguel Hidalgo, Cuajimalpa, Benito Juarez and Cuauhtemoc boroughs. Each neighborhood security kit features HD cameras with VSBLTY’s biometrics and analytics, wireless alarms, motion sensors and panic buttons integrated into high LED façade light fixtures, according to Energetika CEO Rodrigo Calderon.

“This low-cost system runs off local citizens’ internet service and is accessible on their mobile devices in real time,” adds Calderon. “With this unique security kit deployment model perfected, we have introduced this program to other Central and South American municipalities whose needs are equally compelling and where this cost-efficient solution can be installed in three million security cameras or more.”

“We are excited to see this program get underway as it is setting the standard for collaborative security where citizens, law enforcement and technology will work together to affect how a higher level of security is achieved,” comments VSBLTY CEO Jay Hutton. “We look forward to collaborating on future deployments that will provide the next generation of public safety applications including tracking of persons of interest, weapon detection, as well as vehicle and crowd analytics using the power of machine learning and computer vision.”

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