Last week we returned to New York for one of the most influential and important events on our calendar – International Security Conference East (ISC East). As a hub for the latest advancements in security technology, ISC East is the place to be for the latest trends in video monitoring and access control, smart home […]
Facial Recognition Security
VIA recently returned to Shanghai for the China International Industry Fair 2019 (CIIF 2019), where we showcased our latest transportation, industrial, and smart city solutions.
The power of facial recognition technology is proving divisive. The systems are already being used to improve security, identify missing people and deliver smart personalised services, but there’s genuine concern that the technology could lead to a ‘Big Brother’ surveillance society.
We’re arguably at the start of the facial recognition revolution. Greater computing power, edge processing, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are making systems ever smarter, giving them the ability to understand how people are reacting, as well as what they look like.
Facial recognition technology truly excels when it is applied to correctly identifying people in large crowds. We’re already seeing powerful access control systems deployed in different locations. So, using facial recognition in airports is a logical next step.