Partnership to Allow Real-Time Identification

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Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigators process the scene of where a St. Anthony Police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile in a car near Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on July 6, 2016. Photo: Tony Webster / [email protected] #PhilandoCastile #FalconHeightsShooting

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While the debate continues in many countries regarding the privacy concerns of facial recognition technologies, new technology provides facial recognition system that has been designed to meet the frontline operational requirements of defense, security and law enforcement agencies, as well as the broader security industry. SmartVis Face can even provide military-specification identity assurance using normal smartphones.

The systems are designed to work in controlled environments: Access control systems, electronic passport gates, and even tagging photographs in social media accounts from a relatively small list of associated friends.

Most facial recognition systems were not designed to work out and about in the real world, in real-time, operating in different and changing lighting conditions. However, the SmartVis Face was designed to work in the real world, according to, delivering immediate operational benefits, removing human error from the equation, enabling organizations to widen their deployments of facial recognition significantly.

Digital Barriers has recently formed a strategic partnership with Capita Secure Solutions, a logistics specialist that provides control room solutions for emergency services and critical infrastructure organizations. The partnership will allow the full-scale deployment of the technology, including live-streaming body cameras equipped with facial recognition.

The use of facial recognition, live streaming, and video analytics will improve the quality of information in emergency control rooms, allowing operators to make better decisions when responding to a critical situation in real-time. The technology will also help with the collection of digital evidence, according to

The company’s facial recognition technology has been leveraged to help find missing persons, and has also been integrated into the UK police body cams and squad car dash cams.