Surveillance



Allevate is pleased to participating with Sungard Availability Services in the Securing Crowed Places Immersive Demonstrator at the UK Security Expo on the 30th November and 1st December 2016 at Olympia, London. The Immersive Demonstrator at UK Security Expo 2016 will be under the theme of ‘Securing Crowded Places’ run in association with The Home Office JSaRC, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and other relevant Government Departments. Using the event venue itself as the place to be protected, the aim is to provide an integrated experience in which visitors are able to see innovative technologies and techniques […]

Allevate in the Securing Crowded Places Immersive Demonstrator at UK ...


Allevate is actively seeking global distributors and agents for its new cloud-hosted Face-Searcher Service integrated with Facewatch’s secure online crime reporting service. The integrated offering enables businesses, public and police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images within groups and then utilise cloud-hosted face recognition to raise alerts back to the business. Key Benefits: No complicated software to install or maintain. Enables businesses to collaborate with each other and the police by sharing imagery. Integrated with the industry’s best biometric algorithms. Affordable monthly service fee with no or minimal up-front capital expenditure.   Already launched in Brazil, the integrated service is available globally and we are […]

Allevate Seeking Global Distributors and Agents for Face-Searcher Service



A test-run of Allevate’s Face-Searcher service integrated with the online Facewatch crime reporting system: A camera with a lightweight laptop in the UK Detecting and cropping faces from the video stream Submitting image files of cropped faces for ultra-scalable and accurate face matching in the Cloud in Amazon Web Services in USA. … with Watchlist data syncronised with a Facewatch test instance in Amazon Web Services in Brazil … reporting Alerts to the Facewatch test subscriber back in the UK, all in under 3 seconds from sighting of suspect. Why? Because we can, and to demonstrate the flexibility of our cloud-based matching system.   […]

Allevate’s Face-Searcher in Action: Cloud-Enabled Face Recognition


  Allevate’s Cloud-Hosted Face-Searcher Face Recognition Service integrated with the Facewatch secure online crime reporting system is launched in Brasil. This integrated offering, to all organisations large or small, enables the provision of face recognition in the cloud, matching against data-sets created from real-time crime reporting.   LONDON, UK and Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 17 August 2016:  Allevate today announces the launch of its Face-Searcher service, enabling organisations, large or small, to utilise facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. Additionally, Facewatch, the secure online crime reporting system, announces immediate availability of an integrated Facewatch and Face-Searcher offering, launching initially in Brasil. Facewatch enables organisations to report crimes online […]

Cloud Face Recognition Integrated with Secure Online Crime Reporting Launched ...


  Allevate Presents MXSERVER from Tygart Technology Security concerns are increasing. Incidents of public disorder and organized crime are on the rise. The challenges for security services grow more complex. The 7/7 and Boston bombings vividly illustrated the impact of smaller, less sophisticated and more fragmented extremist activities. Simultaneously, Governments are implementing the most severe budget cuts of recent times. In this landscape, technology can play an increasingly vital role in more efficiently enhancing public safety. Our security services are faced with a relentless increase in digital media – from police body cameras , online sources such as Facebook and […]

Video:Enhancing Public Safety with Automated Media Analysis



… in the Practical Counter Terrorism Conference, Day 2, 301th April, 2014   Countering the Terrorist Threat via Digital Media Analysis Exploiting digital media to enhance public safety whilst reducing operational budgets Easy and cost-effective routes to access the intelligence in digital media held by law enforcement and intelligence agencies Using face recognition technology to depict individuals of interest http://www.counterterrorexpo.com/page.cfm/Link=294/nocache=18122013  

Allevate is Pleased to be Presenting at the 2014 Counter ...


I’m incredibly pleased with the array of talent that is now cooperatively working with Allevate. Today’s announcement detailing the individuals that are supporting Allevate’s mission to enhance public safety through the application of identification technologies whilst improving the operational efficiency of law enforcement and government agencies reflects on the powerful benefits our solutions can provide. Amazing biomotric technology is not enough. A scalable and proven cloud-based architecture that blends the matching algorithms in a manner that adopts to the forensic investigation workflow seamlessly, coupled with deep insight of customer challenges and processes, is required to ensure maximum benefit.

Incredible Talent Now Working With Allevate


You can download a PDF copy of this article by clicking this link. Governments are implementing the most severe budget cuts of recent times. Against this backdrop, threats from terrorism, organised crime and public disorder continue to rise. Yet recent statistics in the UK demonstrate that authorities can remain resilient and still ensure law-and-order. The targeted application of technology can further increase resilience and the readiness to respond to major events. The relentless advance in the accuracy of face recognition technology, increase in the availability of digital media and mass availability of cheap computing power now provide unique opportunities to […]

Article: Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face ...




When tragic events or social disorder occur, forensic investigators have a long and daunting task of reviewing countless hours of CCTV footage. Increasingly, especially at public events attended by large numbers of people carrying mobile phones with HD cameras, authorities rely on  members of the public to turn in photographs and videos they have taken in the hope that they will contain useful intelligence. Much of this media is already uploaded to public sites such as Facebook and YouTube, providing another rich source of information. Additionally, police have to review countless hours of media obtained from confiscated computer hard drives, […]

Find People Fast in Media using Cloud-Based Face Recognition during ...




The horror of the events at the marathon in Boston 2 days ago is still very raw. People are united in their sympathy for the victims and their families, their revulsion of these despicable acts and their solidarity in not succumbing to terror. The FBI vows to “…go to the ends of the Earth to find the bomber” with President Obama openly stating the “…heinous and cowardly…” event to be “…and act of terror”. The investigation into the bombing is in its nascent phases, with the Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis admitting that they are dealing with the “…most complex crime scene […]

Could Automating Media Processing Aid the Forensic Investigation into the ...


Driven by growing security concerns arising from increasing terrorist attacks, racial and ethnic disturbances, organised civil unrest, random violence, riots, burglary and physical assaults, the global market for the face and voice biometric technologies is projected to reach US$2.9 billion by the year 2018. Across Europe, governments and law enforcement agencies are increasingly impotent in their ability to combat a deterioration in public safety. The economic crisis that is increasingly fueling public disorder is also paralysing our police and intelligence agencies with draconian budget cuts. Having previously invested heavily in infrastructure, these agencies have at their disposal huge volumes of data in the form of media, but […]

Unlocking Intelligence from Multi-media


There has been an explosion in digital media. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have amassed large collections of video and photographs from multiple sources that are stored in multiple file formats. There is a need to automate the processing of this raw data to turn it into actionable intelligence to enable you to “connect the dots”. Discover how solutions available from Allevate can dramatically save you time and help you to operate more efficiently by applying data mining principles to digital media: Automatically find and match faces from huge stores of videos and photos. Identify individuals from watchlists and track […]

Turn Masses of Video in Archives into Actionable Intelligence



Interesting article in London’s Independent newspaper on CCTV surveillance and face biometrics. Especially interesting is the view of the combination of biometrics over CCTV with artificial intelligence and behavioral recognition, as this does appear to be the way things are moving. I agree that biometrics, and especially face recognition, can provide huge benefit to society. I also agree that there is a certain level of concern and distrust by large swathes of the population, some of it well-founded, and some of it based on misperception and incorrect knowledge. In either case, I think it is dangerous to simply dismiss these […]

“From grainy CCTV to a positive ID: Recognising the benefits ...


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A very interesting piece to spark debate regarding safety versus privacy. WARNING: There are one or two minor instances of less than desirable language, mainly due to the state of annoyance of those being videoed. I do not believe (though I’m not a legal expert) that the person filming did anything illegal, yet people clearly took offence at his actions. The point the cameraman is obviously trying to make is why then do people so willingly accept being recorded by surveillance cameras? I think the main point this film misses, in my opinion, is that people do not understand the purpose […]

Man Films People in Public. Interesting Statement on Surveillance and ...