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Facial recognition technology wins Benchmark Innovation Award

Benchmark Award WV-ASF950Panasonic’s face recognition server (WV-ASF950) has been named the winner of the site protection software category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018.

Every year Benchmark, the CCTV industry magazine, recognises the best hardware and software on the market.

Previously recognised by NIST as the industry’s most accurate face server in independent testing, the deep learning technology has now also been recognised by Benchmark. The combination of Panasonic edge devices and the facial recognition software maximises the performance of the core engine to achieve accurate and reliable recognition.

The technology identifies faces that are difficult to recognise with conventional technqiues, such as those taken from an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down. It also maintains a 90% accuracy rate when detecting faces that are partially hidden by sunglasses or face masks.

With this improved accuracy, security protection is enhanced and the system allows matches even when images are 10 years old. This software was showcased at IFSEC, where 1,500 different success matches were made – including those dressed in costume without a single mis-match.

Karen Sangha, Field Marketing Manager at Panasonic Security Solutions said, “We are proud to be recognised for our facial recognition technology and our continuous effort to provide security solutions with added benefits. We live in a world where an active approach to security is increasingly important – this type of analytics can protect against crime as well providing business benefits.”

The platform is already in use at Tokyo’s Haneda airport where it has replaced finger print recognition on the passport entry gates, following three years of verification testing. 

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