Face-recognition cams at city railway station.

By | October 9, 2019

Face-recognition cams at city railway station.

Following a successful pilot programme, railroad police intend to install 150 facial-recognition cameras at the Bangalore City railway station to recognize prospective offenders.

The pilot project, which ran for four weeks from May into September 2019, and involved nine distinct cameras from nine distinct manufacturers to judge their efficacy, watched a mean of 42 criminals identified each camera every day at particular locations.

‘These people were pickpockets, thieves and other miscreants that were a part of a 3,000-strong criminal database fed to the machine,’ clarified Debasmita Chattopadhyaya, Divisional Security Commissioner of the Railway Protection Force, South Western Railway.

The database comprised known offenders and was provided from the government railway police.

The government is currently in the process of supplying a tender to adopt one method for wholesale adoption over railway stations in the nation. However, the expectations for the new technology are steep, according to the Railway Protection Force.

‘Unlike at the airports or in subway stations, where facial recognition technology contends with individuals in lines or aisles, the facial-recognition technologies we will be deploying at railway stations is effective at identifying faces in moving crowds of people,’ Chattopadhyaya clarified.

The railroad police expect the step to greatly reduce criminal acts at channels.

Disadvantages of this machine.

While face-recognition technology is considered a critical component of forthcoming security mechanisms, specific conditions can defeat the machine, particularly when people tilt their faces down, or use hats or other garments which obscure faces.

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