VideoEdge debuts facial biometrics

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Monday, February 29, 2016

WESTFORD, Mass—Tyco Security Products in February introduced facial biometrics within VideoEdge video surveillance systems for immediate detection and verification of individuals.

Facial biometrics can easily be added to a VideoEdge NVR. Users can quickly conduct a SmartSearch within VideoEdge to automatically find a matching face and view the associated corresponding video. This allows security operators to identify criminals, terminated employees, VIPs and other persons of interest, while also enrolling and saving known faces with video associated for faster future investigations. Users can save up to 1,000 faces per NVR enrollment database. For example, a retail store can add a photo of a shoplifter at one of its locations to the database so the person can be seen across the enterprise of sites.If that person enters another store location, operators receive an instant alert to take action to aid in preventing costly shoplifting occurrences.

“Facial biometrics within VideoEdge offers our customers real value in improving loss prevention and reducing investigation time,” Jammy DeSousa, product manager, Tyco Security Products, said in a press release. “The technology used to match multiple points on a face against images stored in the database delivers a high matching success rate for superior performance.”