Facial recognition server
November 2018, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Panasonic announced its facial recognition server software using deep learning technology earlier this year. Featuring a core engine that boasts the world’s highest facial recognition performance (NIST IJB-A face challenge), this high-precision facial recognition software can identify faces that are difficult to recognise with conventional technologies, including faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, and those partially hidden by sunglasses.
In addition, the new software features the ‘iA (intelligent Auto) mode’ that automatically adjusts settings for the camera to shoot optimal images best suited for facial recognition. When it is used with Panasonic’s i-PRO EXTREME series network cameras installed with the ‘Best Shot License Key’ that comes bundled with the software, only the ‘Best Shots’ will be sent to the server for facial recognition.
The combination of Panasonic core devices and the facial recognition software maximises the performance of the software’s core engine to achieve high-precision recognition. The company plans to add a function to recognise partially covered faces with a surgical mask, which is difficult with conventional systems, by the end of this year.
For more information, contact Franz Kersten, Panasonic South Africa, +27 11 312 7015, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.panasonic.com
- NEC XON talks Industry 4.0 and disruption
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
NEC XON held its seventh annual summit at Sun City in October this year in which it focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4) and how it would disrupt the status quo.
- Optimal selection of CCTV operators
November 2018, Leaderware, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management
Technology is often seen as the primary factor in the success of CCTV surveillance control rooms, yet Dr Craig Donald has seen new control rooms with the most up-to-date technology fail.
- Our dependence on cyber-connectivity
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
The health, safety, security, economic well-being of citizens, effective functioning of government and perhaps even the survival of the industrialised world relies heavily upon interconnected critical systems.
- Border security: Technology or barriers?
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
While it is important to provide a visible as well as a covert patrolling presence on borders as well as points of entry from other countries, this needs to be supplemented with technology.
- The building blocks of safe and smart cities
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asks NEC XON and Vox for insights into what some of the foundations of a safe and smart city are.
- How close has video analytics grown to AI?
November 2018, Technews Publishing, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asks how far artificial intelligence has changed the video analytics market and how it will make an impact in future.
- Kaspersky builds skills with SABRIC
November 2018, Kaspersky Lab, This Week's Editor's Pick, News
Kaspersky Lab concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) to enhance cyber skills within the banking sector.
- Smart cities spend less
November 2018, Axis Communications SA, Government and Parastatal (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management
A proactive management model allows cities to work smarter and save money while offering better services and results to their citizens.
- Secutel partners with AxxonSoft
November 2018, Secutel Technologies, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Secutel Technologies has announced it is now an approved technology partner and distributor of AxxonSoft in South Africa.
- Choose your surveillance technology partners wisely
November 2018, Graphic Image Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Businesses and consumers alike are spoiled for choice in the surveillance market, but as with everything else in life, you get what you pay for.
- Fresh supermarket surveillance
November 2018, Hikvision South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
A total of 450 compact outdoor dome cameras with 4 mm lenses were ordered and installed for Food Plus, a supermarket chain in Nairobi, Kenya.
- What about the service level agreement?
November 2018, Vision Catcher, This Week's Editor's Pick, Security Services & Risk Management
Niall Beazley discusses the importance of a reliable service level agreement (SLA) if you want to rest assured in the long-term efficacy of your security installation.