Biometric technologies are being used increasingly today to provide secure identification for a number of applications and uses. When it comes to security, the use of biometric technology to positively identify people is especially key.
Biometrics that scan facial characteristics, finger prints, irises of eyes and more, are highly secure because they match and log unique identifying traits for individuals.
As security breaches and other public threats plague today’s world, facial biometrics are also being used to identify crime suspects and authorized users in various locations.
To make this technology even more valuable and functional, Neurotechnology
, a provider of biometric identification technologies has introduced VeriLook Surveillance SDK.
The new offering is a software development kit that uses live video streams from digital surveillance cameras to identify people and is different from prior facial recognition technologies offered because it is able to identify faces without the need for people to look directly into the camera.
The new real-time capabilities can improve surveillance levels on the streets, in retail stores and even in airports to identify authorized and unauthorized personnel as well as criminals as they pass by surveillance cameras.
The facial detections are captured and matched with watch-list databases. The system also provides results in real-time so threat levels and recognized faces can be immediately reported.
"The ability to use surveillance cameras to identify passive users provides a range of new applications for face identification, such as law enforcement, airport security, shops and other commercial uses," said Dr. Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology.
In addition to security, the new VeriLook Surveillance SDK can also be used for faster, easier time-attendance control as users enter buildings.
Last month, the company introduced
its “MegaMatcher Accelerator
” a packaged hardware and software solution that provides extremely fast 1-to-many biometric fingerprint and face matching for high-volume/high-speed applications.
The company also made headlines when it was selected
by the Bangladesh Army to provide its MegaMatcher SDK multi-biometric technology as a way to identify duplicate registrations in the nation’s voter database.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi