SURAT, INDIA: To expedite forensic criminal investigation process, Surat City Police has deployed NEC’s Face Recognition System (FRS) at its Picture Intelligence Unit (PIU).
NEC had commenced deployment of the systems in February. NEC’s NeoFace face recognition technology comprised of NeoFace Watch and NeoFace Reveal which works with the live CCTV cameras deployed at critical locations in the city. It uses recorded videos, still face images and sketches of suspects to spot the criminal and take action.
NeoFace Reveal is a software solution for forensic investigation that provides law enforcement and crime laboratory agencies with the ability to enhance poor quality latent face images, search against their mugshot databases, and locate potential suspects.
NeoFace Watch integrates with existing video surveillance systems and matches faces in real-time against a watch list of individuals to trigger an alert.
Koichiro Koide, Managing Director, NEC India said, “Provisioning for citizens’ safety is imperative for any smart city, and our technology can be any Police department’s best ally in ensuring that.”
Rakesh Asthana, Indian Police Service, Police Commissioner of Surat City, said, “This can offer our police department the much required real-time intelligence to ensure the safety of our city and its citizens.”