Putting More Than Just a Name to a Face
The human face plays an important role in our social interaction, conveying people’s identity. Using the human face as a key to security, biometric face recognition technology has received significant attention in the past several years due to its potential for a wide variety of applications in both law enforcement and non-law enforcement.
As compared with other biometrics systems using fingerprint/palmprint and iris, face recognition has distinct advantages because of its non-contact process. Face images can be captured from a distance without touching the person being identified, and the identification does not require interacting with the person. In addition, face recognition serves the crime deterrent purpose because face images that have been recorded and archived can later help identify a person.
NEC’s face recognition technology can be implemented as a functionally independent application, or seamlessly integrated into new or existing biometric security solutions by system integrators and solution providers. Click to read NEC's Face Recognition Brochure.
NEC's NeoFace® Strengths
NEC NeoFace technology's strength lies in its tolerance of poor quality. Highly compressed surveillance videos and images, previously considered of little to no value, are now usable evidence and leading to higher rates of positive identification. With NeoFace's proven ability to match low resolution facial images, including images with low resolutions down to 24 pixels between the eyes, there is a large separation between NEC's NeoFace technology and all other face recognition systems matching accuracy in the market. While searching of latent (scene of crime) fingerprints is the norm, NEC's NeoFace facial recognition technology can now positively identify latent photos with high degree of accuracy.
NEC's NeoFace® Face Recognition Suite
In order to continue driving world class face recognition technology and solutions, NEC has launched the NeoFace® Face Recognition Suite. NeoFace® Watch is the first of the series to be launched, and will soon be followed by NeoFace® Smart ID, NeoFace® Reveal and NeoFace® Match - all cutting edge solutions that will revolutionize the use of face recognition for security and commercial purposes:
NeoFace® Watch - Designed for operational security users, NeoFace Watch integrates with existing video surveillance systems enhancing security by extracting faces in real time from surveillance or even web cameras and instantaneously matching them against a watchlist of individuals. Multiple alert options are available within NeoFace Watch. Click to Access NEC's NeoFace® Watch Page
NeoFace® Reveal - Dedicated for forensic application, NeoFace Reveal is a software application dedicated to solving crimes using facial recognition technology. NeoFace Reveal allows for capture of “latent face”, either from photographs or crime scene videos. Latent faces are collected, enhanced and encoded for search against a facial gallery and through user-friendly applications are available for side-by-side viewing and verification. NeoFace Reveal is available as either a standalone solution or integrated with NEC biometric identification system. Click to Access NEC's NeoFace® Reveal Page
NeoFace® Smart ID - Intended for field operations, NeoFace Smart ID is a smart phone and tablet-based solution that enables collection and identification of fingerprint, face, voice, demographic and other source data. NeoFace Smart ID can also be configured for submittal to a central database or with a local facial watch list allowing for on-the-spot identification prior to remote database search. Learn more
NeoFace® Match - Available to third-party system integrators as an “appliance” for integration in facial recognition solutions or existing identification systems, NeoFace Match includes NEC’s core facial recognition capabilities such as image processing, face detection, quality assessment, template encoding and matching.
NEC's Global Leadership
NEC's biometric face recognition technology is used worldwide for fighting crime, preventing fraud and improving public safety. By applying experience in biometric identification solutions used in 40 countries worldwide over the past decade, NEC has concentrated on developing stronger face recognition methods within the framework of biometric security systems and is now applying face recognition technology to law enforcement and other markets.