Facial recognition even at an angle or partially hidden — check out Panasonic’s new security analytics integration

by Brianna Crandall — September 19, 2018 — Multinational electronics provider Panasonic will showcase its facial recognition technology features in the Genetec stand (Hall 5, Booth #G30) next week at Security ESSEN 2018, an important trade fair for security in Germany. As a technology partner in the Genetec ecosystem, Panasonic will demonstrate the benefits of facial recognition with Genetec Security Center, engineered to benefit end-users with a joint value-add solution for data-intensive security camera analytics.

Monitor screenshot of facial recognition technology

FacePRO facial recognition integration with Genetec Security Center helps security professionals create watch lists to match thousands of faces. Image courtesy Panasonic

Panasonic’s deep-learning FacePRO technology can identify faces that are difficult to recognize within common video surveillance technology. These situations include reading faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, with a 90% accuracy rate when detecting faces partially hidden by sunglasses or face masks. FacePRO also reportedly has high accuracy reads in matching faces taken from up to ten-year-old passport images.

According to Panasonic, in April 2017, FacePRO achieved the highest level of facial recognition performance in the world in a comparison test (IJB-A Face Verification Challenge Performance Report/IJB -A Face Identification Challenge Performance Report) of the US-based global authority NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

The Genetec Security Center is an open-architecture platform that unifies Internet protocol (IP)-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.

With the Security Center, security professionals can work with FacePRO to detect real-time face matching with up to 30,000 faces on a watchlist database. Additionally, end-users can select a face from past recordings to start a face-list search against all related video footage with instant playback. With these search variables combined, businesses can dramatically shorten the time and workflow spent to find related videos that would otherwise have to be completed manually, taking hours, days, or even weeks.

With FacePRO integrated in Genetec Security Center, visitors at Security Essen will be able to see how to create the following applications:

  • Watch-list applications (airport / transit / stadium / retail / law enforcement)
  • VIP applications (luxury retail / entertainment / hotel and resort)
  • Registered-people applications (corporate / education / hospitals)

For more information about FacePRO facial recognition system with deep learning technology or Genetec Security Center comprehensive unified security, visit the companies’ respective websites.