Surveillance is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting. It is sometimes done in a surreptitious manner and it most usually refers to observation of individuals or groups by government organizations. Find surveillance solutions here.

Vivotek has partnered with CyberLink to equip its IP surveillance solutions with CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine. The Taiwanese…

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EU considers 5-year facial recognition ban for public spaces

The European Union is considering a five-year ban on biometric facial recognition in public areas to figure out how to…


France looks to establish legal framework to deploy biometric video surveillance

French officials are looking into a legal framework to deploy public video surveillance embedded with facial recognition technology, writes RFI….


Research shows gains in biometric identification from thermal images as contracts increase

A scene in the science-fiction film The Matrix Reloaded shows the simulated thermal image of actor Hugo Weaving’s angry face….


Face biometrics deployed for train station security in Asia, Germans pushback on public surveillance

Osaka Metro in Japan started testing in December a facial recognition solution that lets people take the train just by…


Smart city spending climbs along with deep reservations by residents

Citizen protests and lawsuits notwithstanding, municipalities around the world are rushing to install surveillance systems marketed as smart city technology….


Global sales of video surveillance equipment projected to surpass $20 billion this year

Nothing is slowing the growth of video surveillance technology. Not spotty economic growth around the globe, or even the ongoing…


Autonomous robot uses facial recognition to track construction site progress

British company Casta Spes Technologies (CST) has created Ziva, an autonomous two-wheeled robot that uses biometric facial recognition technology for…


New York MTA sued over alleged use of biometric surveillance tech in subway

New York privacy watchdog the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on…


Biometrics research notes: surveillance and security drive 3D sensors, image and facial recognition markets

Biometric facial recognition generated $4.51 billion in 2018, and will grow at a 12.5 percent CAGR to reach a market…

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