6701) today announced that it has provided an advanced surveillance system for
cities utilizing facial recognition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
Georgia, in cooperation with Capital Systems LLC, a leading system developer.
The system began operation in June of this year, and works in combination with
400 CCTV surveillance cameras installed in Georgia’s major cities, including
the capital, Tbilisi.
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The system utilizes NeoFace Watch, NEC’s
real-time facial recognition software for video, featuring the world’s highest
recognition precision(1). It checks images captured by CCTV cameras against
pictures of suspects and others registered in a watch list, making it possible
to identify figures rapidly and accurately.
This system was introduced as part of Georgia’s
“Safe City, Safe Region, Safe Country” program aiming to improve
public safety. Georgia also plans to install tens of thousands of additional
cameras nationwide in the future.
“By offering city surveillance systems that
are enhanced with facial recognition technology, we are contributing to
proactive crime prevention and efficient criminal investigations,” said
Tomoki Naka, Managing Director, NEC Telecommunication and Information
Technology. “NEC is committed to providing valuable solutions for society,
and we will continue proposing innovative new solutions using face recognition,
both in Georgia and around the world.”
(1) NEC’s Video Face Recognition Technology
Ranks First in NIST Testing
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