In Moscow deployed a facial recognition system

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Photo: Maksim Blinov / RIA Novosti

In 2019 in Moscow deployed a citywide facial recognition. it is reported by “Kommersant”.

This statement was made by the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin at a meeting on the issues of crime prevention.

“Soon we will reach a new level of information technology. This is a new level of security,” he said.

The system will function on the basis of city cameras. At the moment there are about 162 thousand, among them — the devices that are installed in the courtyards, the hallways and on the streets. According to Sobyanin, about 40 percent of them have been updated.

Thanks to the installed cameras in the capital was revealed to 27 murders, 165 robberies, and 300 robberies, says the head of the Metropolitan police Oleg Baranov. In the Department of information technology said that the facial recognition system is 1.5 thousand devices.

In July, the “Assistance” told me that due to the decision FindFace Security during the world Cup in Russia have been detained more than 180 persons included in the database of offenders. Moscow authorities said that in the capital were detained 98 people. They also explained how there passed procedure of detention: police receive alerts on smartphone if the camera caught “entity, similar to the portraits of the bases of the investigation.”

The company NTechLab (Developer FindFace) explained that their system was able to deliver 95 percent accuracy and does not require expensive equipment: the solution works on cameras with a resolution of 720×576 pixels at 15 frames per second. The most suitable for the work shall be the city’s cameras located in the hallways. On the balance of the capital of such devices is about 100 thousand.

In NTechLab chose not to specify, whether the company is involved in the deployment of a citywide system of the municipality.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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