NeoFace Watch works with the live CCTV cameras deployed at critical locations and NeoFace Reveal for forensic criminal investigation
NEC India completed the deployment of NEC’s Face Recognition System (FRS) for Surat City Police (Gujarat). Anandi Ben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the landmark deployment at the ‘go-live’ event of the Picture Intelligence Unit (PIU) at Surat Police headquarters in the city.
NEC had commenced deployment of the systems in February 2015 on winning the contract from Surat City Police after multiple stringent rounds of tests and evaluations. The attendees were also given full demo of the capabilities of NEC’s cutting edge NeoFace face recognition technology deployed in Surat, including NeoFace Watch which works with the live CCTV cameras deployed at critical locations in the city and NeoFace Reveal for forensic criminal investigation using recorded videos, still face images and sketches of suspects. Both the technologies have been deployed successfully in numerous government agencies throughout the world.
Speaking on the successful completion of the project, Koichiro Koide, MD, NEC India, said, “Provisioning for citizens’ safety is imperative for any smart city, and our technology can be any Police department’s best ally in ensuring that. We are committed to the Surat City Police in this partnership, and we look forward to more such collaborations with them as well as other cities in the country.”
Rakesh Asthana, Indian Police Service, Police Commissioner of Surat City, said, “This world’s leading Face Recognition System and Forensic Criminal Investigation System can offer our police department the much required real-time intelligence to ensure the safety of our city and its citizens. We can now proudly say that Surat Safe City is India’s first Safe City.”