Vsbility, Energetika biometric security kits reduce crime by 40 percent in Mexico City county
Vsblty has partnered with Energetika to install thousands of biometric facial recognition-enabled intelligent security kits in Mexico City, the first stage of a $10 million investment the city has allocated for its safety lighting and integrated security program to reduce crime.
The security kit developed by Energetika includes outdoor mounted HD cameras, high intensity lighting, motion sensors and audible alarms. It leverages biometric facial recognition and real-time video analytics to monitor crowds. The system uses the local internet service and can be accessed on multiple platforms including mobile. It comes with an alerting system that communicates with law enforcement, while the mobile app allows content sharing for neighborhood watches, and a panic button.
“We are just in phase one deployment of security kits covering up to 40,000 endpoints throughout 56 Mexico City communities. We started last January in Miguel Hidalgo, Cuajimalpa, Cuauhtemoc and Benito Juarez,” said Energetika CEO Rodrigo Calderon.
Adrian Ruvalcaba, Mayor of Cuajimalpa County boasts the project has made the county the safest in the region in 2019. After rolling out Energetika’s lighting infrastructure and Vsblty’s AI video analytics, nearby Cuauhtemoc County noticed a 40 percent decrease in crime rate within a year.
“With this unique security kit deployment model perfected, we are hosting other Central and South American municipalities who wish to learn more about this program to improve citizen safety. We are projecting that this cost-efficient solution may be installed in three million security cameras or more in Latin America alone,” Calderon predicted.
When Mexico City reached out to Energetika, the smart lighting developer decided Vsblty would be the best partner to provide biometric security technology.
“This Smart City deployment extends the reach of the security umbrella to residences and provides citizen access to city services right on individuals’ mobile devices,” said Vsblty CEO Jay Hutton. “We look forward to collaborating on future deployments that will provide the next generation of public safety applications including tracking persons of interest, weapon detection, as well as vehicle and crowd analytics using the power of machine learning and computer vision.”