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2017 is now well underway so I wanted to take a moment and wish everybody a Happy New Year and provide a brief update. Face-Searcher launched with Facewatch in Brazil After having jointly launched Allevate’s new Face-Searcher Face Recognition  as a Service in Brazil last year in partnership with Facewatch, we are very pleased and excited by the uptake of the service that we have been seeing so far. Upcoming Face-Searcher launch in the UK Having initially launched our service successfully overseas, we are now working very hard to negotiate hosting agreements with a strategic hosting partner and we will be looking to launch […]

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From nextgov.com US SPIES TRAIN COMPUTERS TO SPOT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN LIVE VIDEOS “Last year, a facial recognition system was used on live video from surveillance cameras at the European Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to the tool’s developer, Tygart. During the June 2015 event, organizers watched a webpage that could issue an alert if a face in the crowd matched that of an individual on a watch list. ” Baku2015 was the inaugural European Olympic Committee’s First European Games and was attended by 6,000 athletes from over 50 countries over 16 days, with over 600,000 tickets sold. MXSERVER is a […]

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The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically. It is now capable of providing reliable results in real-world environments; the technology is being deployed in airports today to enable everything from automated immigration processes, improved surveillance, security and seamless passenger travel, to the gathering of valuable statistical information pertaining to passenger movements. 1.0 The Business Environment Airports are complex environments involving multiple stakeholders with conflicting requirements: Government and border control. Police. Airport operators. Airlines. Retailers. All parties must comply with all Government regulations and utilise the latest documents and passports from multiple issuing states while adhering to all security requirements. 2.0 Current […]

Face Recognition in Airports




NEC Europe, leaders in biometric technology and SITA, the air transport IT specialist, announced an agreement to jointly provide an automated border control (ABC) gate solution. It incorporates sophisticated biometrics technology for use at immigration control points at airports in the European Union. The agreement comes as EU member states implement recommendations to move to self-service border control using ABC gates. The speed and accuracy of this SITA/NEC automated border control gate helps speed up passenger flows at border control checkpoints while improving security and resource management. It incorporates face recognition, and optionally fingerprint verification, against e-passport data. Passengers can […]

SITA and NEC announce automated border control partnership


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You can download a PDF copy of this article by clicking this link. The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically. The top performing algorithm in independent evaluations by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now capable of providing reliable results in real-world environments; the technology is being deployed in airports today to enable everything from automated immigration processes, improved surveillance, security and seamless passenger travel, to the gathering of valuable statistical information pertaining to passenger movements. 1.0 The Business Environment Airports are complex environments involving multiple stakeholders with conflicting requirements: Government and border control. Police. Airport operators. […]

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News that the Iris biometric gates at Manchester and Birmingham airports have been turned off has been widely reported. (BBC: Eye scanners at England airports turned off, Register: Two UK airports scrap IRIS eye-scanners) The comments that this represents a failure of biometric systems started to fly almost immediately. “Multi-million pound eye scanners, billed as a key tool in securing Britain’s borders, have been scrapped.” “…the technology has been beset by problems,…” … are typical of the comments and headlines making their rounds. I admit the gates were not perfect and did require some getting used to in order to […]

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The Business Environment It is becoming increasingly important for airlines and airport operators to monitor queue lengths and passenger flows within the airport. Airport operators have invested significant time and money on investigating technologies that can provide useful metrics. Understanding your peak and quiet times is essential to enable sufficient and efficient staffing and resourcing. Raising of alerts when unforeseen queues arise is critical for ensuring passenger satisfaction, as well as for ensuring that all SLAs with other stakeholders, such as airlines or government agencies, are adhered to. Thus far, a common solution has enabled the tracking of bluetooth enabled […]

Using Face Recognition to Monitor Queues and Passenger Flows in ...