FindFace developers present mobile biometric complex for mass events to police
Developers describe their invention as a mobile biometric complex.
NtechLab, which created the FindFace service to search for VKontakte users by a photo, delivers a complex for recognizing faces during mass campaigns. This is reported by Rusbase with reference to the company's press release.
Developers describe their invention as a mobile biometric complex (MBK). It is created in conjunction with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ryazan region. NtechLab describes work of MBK as follows: the server of the system installed on the police car can simultaneously analyze data from 10 video cameras equipped within the metal detectors, as well as from its own camera with optical zoom. The creators claim that the system is capable of real-time recognition of people listed in the Ministry of Internal Affairs databases and it automatically sends notifications to operators.
In addition to the main complex, NtechLab also offers mobile devices, with the help of which the Ministry of Internal Affairs employees will be able to take a picture of a person and compare it with the same police database.
According to NtechLab, MBK will "significantly improve security" of mass events and "provide maximum comfort for visitors." Deputy Head of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ivan Bakhilov suggests that MBKs will be supplied to other regions in case of successful tests in the Ryazan region.
Earlier, the Moscow authorities reported that they connected the city's video surveillance system to the face recognition system. According to The Verge, Head of the Moscow information technology department Artem Yermolaev noted the project being at the stage between testing and completion of the development led to six arrests of people who had been on the federal wanted list for several years.
Before the protest on June 12, the Moscow City Hall also announced plans to install video cameras with face detection. Authorities explained it with security measures during the celebration of the Russia Day.