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Face Recognition helping fight crime in Brazil

Allevate's Cloud-Hosted Face-Searcher Face Recognition Service integrated with the Facewatch secure online crime reporting system is launched in Brasil.

Allevate’s Cloud-Hosted Face-Searcher Face Recognition Service integrated with the Facewatch secure online crime reporting system is launched in Brasil.

A BRITISH company’s pioneering crime prevention system is helping to fight crime in Brazil by alerting businesses when known criminals enter their premises.

London-based Facewatch, working with Staff Security Brazil, has enabled businesses and police to reduce crime by using facial recognition to match known offenders against their centralised watchlists and provide instant alerts to businesses who are part of the network.

The system, initially operating in one shopping centre prior to a wider roll-out, has already led police to capture five serious criminals in the first two months of use – with approximately one suspect apprehended every two weeks.

Around 400,000 faces per month are being captured and compared with images held on watchlists provided by police and businesses.  When the system spots a match, security staff and police are sent alerts within seconds.  If there is no match, the captured faces are deleted.  The system learns by taking the user feedback to improve over time. Read article here