Face recognition technology to equip 160,000 surveillance cameras in Moscow

Face recognition technology to equip 160,000 surveillance cameras in Moscow

Moscow’s Facial Recognition Tech Will Outlast the Coronavirus

The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that all CCTV cameras in Moscow will be connected to a common face recognition system. FindFace Security technology will equip more than 160 000 video cameras.

Today, approximately 3,000 video cameras recognize faces in Moscow using FindFace neural network technology developed by the Russian company NTechLab. The company’s executives began cooperation with the Moscow authorities in 2018 after successfully testing FindFace at the FIFA World Cup. 

During the month of the championship, the technology has successfully identified more than 180 violators. In June, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that 90 wanted criminals were detained thanks to new technology connected to one thousand video cameras at the entrances of residential buildings.

The face recognition system works on the method of a handwritten neural network. Interference such as glasses, long bangs, a mask on the face or a highly distorted image is not a problem for FindFace – this has been proven by many tests. To search for a person, publicly available information from social networks or any other sources available to the Ministry of Internal Affairs is used.

A facial recognition system is needed not only to find criminals, but also to fight fraud. In China, face scanning will become mandatory for mobile connection.

text: Dmitry Tokarev

Face recognition technology to equip 160,000 surveillance cameras in Moscow