Dubai CCTV cameras to use AI, face recognition


Dubai: Thousands of CCTV cameras of various Dubai government agencies will now provide live feed to a central command centre, officials said. Under a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) network, security cameras across will relay live images of security breaches live to the central command centre, Dubai Police said. The cameras will monitor criminal behaviour in three sectors -- tourism, traffic and bricks and mortar facilities. The network, said the police, is being phased in via different stages to meet the Dubai 2021 Vision requirements of a smart city. Announcing the programme, Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, said the new project called'Oyoon' (eyes) will tackle crimes in the city and help reduce traffic accident deaths and congestion.

NEC unveils AI face recognition


NEC Corporation has launched a new software program that uses artificial intelligence (AI) in video footage search to quickly identify a person by facial recognition. NeoFace Image Data Mining (Idm) is a new product offering from NEC that can use video footage, for example, data gathered by CCTV cameras, and scan it to accurately identify an individual whose image is captured on camera. It can also be used to search for people who appear at a certain time and place, or who appear with other specified individuals. A complete search for a specific person among one million captured images can be concluded in under 10 seconds. Idm combines existing facial recognition technology with profiling parameters – what NEC refers to as'Profiling Across Spatio-Temporal Data' technology.

Ashes spectators in Sydney scanned by facial recognition tech


A sell-out crowd of 45,000 spectators watching the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney this week is, in turn, being watched by a team of security professionals at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). For the first time, the SCG's security team is utilising 820 new cameras equipped with facial recognition technology to scrutinise the crowd for safety threats. The cameras, which feed into an upgraded operations centre inside the ground, allow security personnel to monitor patrons as they approach the ground and while they're inside the venue, an SCG Trust spokesman said on Thursday. The AU$3.5 million upgrade to security includes a new video analytics system that can detect and zoom in on unattended bags, suspicious vehicles, and strange behaviour. A trial in 2017 allowed police and security to intercept six banned spectators as they tried to enter the SCG.

CNL Software expands IPSecurityCenter to support Herta face detection software


CNL Software has entered into a technology partnership with Herta Security under the CNL Software Technology Alliance Program. Herta develops user-friendly software solutions that enable the integration of facial recognition in security applications. According to the announcement, Herta's deep learning algorithms encode faces directly into small templates, which are very fast to compare and yield more accurate results. This provides a technological advantage when working with partners, as it allows the development of more robust, safer and efficient solutions. IPSecurityCenter PSIM takes a vendor agnostic approach to implement flexible and scalable security management software.

New AI technology reads emotions of potential terrorists

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New emotion reading technology claims to stop agitated criminals and potential terrorists on the street before they act. A Russian firm has created software that can be embedded in CCTV cameras to track the age, gender, emotional state and identity of people and keep track of suspicious behaviour. If someone is feeling particularly stressed or angry the algorithms will flag it up with authorities who could intervene before anything happens. The company claims it can track the emotional state of a person from CCTV with more than 94 per cent accuracy. NTchLab's software, which can be used in CCTV cameras, claims to read people's emotional states and will know if they might be about to do something dangerous (stock image) NTechLab has created a tool that can track the age, gender, emotional state and identity to monitor citizens and keep track of any suspicious behaviour.