With increasing accuracy and speed, face recognition technology has established its effectiveness in preventing ID fraud and supporting criminal investigations. In recent years, use cases have broadened to include real-time video screening for security measures, and the analysis of faces in images/videos for commercial applications. The latest version of Cognitec Systems’ video screening and analysis product FaceVACS-VideoScan performs real-time identity checks against image databases while computing the count, flow, demographics and behavior of people visible in video streams.
Surpassing traditional video surveillance systems, FaceVACS-VideoScan detects people’s faces in live video streams or video footage and stores lossless video of each appearance of a person in front of a camera. The technology then compares all the appearances of one person against each other for continuous face recognition and uses anonymous facial analysis to count individuals, generate demographical information, track people movement in time and space, detect frequent visitors and crowds, and much more.
For example, FaceVACS-VideoScan can achieve a highly accurate person count, since a person seen once will be re-recognized and therefore not counted again. Operators can also receive an alarm if too many people gather in a specific area and measure waiting times to direct traffic. The analysis of traffic patterns and demographical statistics can provide businesses with precise visitor data to make interior design, advertising placement, staffing and other operational decisions.
The product also applies Cognitec’s premier face recognition technology to compare faces to image databases and instantly find known individuals. Businesses and organizations can detect and prevent unwanted behavior in much faster and more efficient ways, as operators can track individuals online, or receive alerts on mobile devices to act within the immediate vicinity of a suspect.
On the other hand, FaceVACS-VideoScan can identify authorized individuals or high-ranking customers in real time. Positive authentication can prompt access to restricted areas or alert personnel to provide special treatment.
The introduction of this advanced video screening and analysis technology continues a long list of revolutionary products the company has brought to market. Cognitec’s database search technology has successfully assisted law enforcement agencies worldwide to quickly find offenders and solve crimes and to prevent fraud during ID document issuance. Around the globe, other companies have developed and continue to create new solutions using Congitec’s technology—testament to the company’s continuing dedication to deliver the best face recognition performance available on the market.