The two companies say they are jointly introducing a “ground-breaking” intelligent live video streaming security system enabled by real-time analysis of footage captured from fixed cameras and mobile camera sensors in body cams, smartphones, and drones.
According to NEC and CrowdOptic the live video streaming security system marks a significant improvement on video surveillance and facial recognition, which today relies predominantly on footage captured from fixed cameras.
Live, intelligent video footage combined with efficient transmission of data from mobile camera sensors is designed to enhance the impact of what the two companies say is the world’s most accurate face recognition technology, NeoFace.
“The real-time identification enabled by NEC biometric technology is enhanced by mobile camera sensors that give first responders, police and ambulance staff a clearer, real-time picture of the environment they’re operating in.
“Mobility is where CrowdOptic’s technology offers new capabilities to NEC’s NeoFace. CrowdOptic’s technology uses triangulation to detect when two or more cameras are aimed at the same person.
“The integration with NEC’s NeoFace facial-recognition software means that fixed cameras can interact with body cams and smart glasses to enhance identification. This provides the ability to feed multiple perspectives of an individual to the NeoFace database, speeding and enhancing the accuracy of the facial-recognition process.”
NEC Australia initiated the partnership, which the company says offers both companies an Australian testbed for expanding the integration with NEC’s facial recognition platform on a global basis.
CrowdOptic says it has attracted investments from Silicon Valley Bank and Oracle Corp’s chief security officer, Mary Ann Davidson, among other prominent Silicon Valley investors.