NEC India to deploy facial recognition systems in India’s state of Andhra Pradesh for large-scale religious festival

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Providing real-time surveillance for the safety and security of event attendees

NEC India announced today that their FRS (Facial Recognition Systems) is deployed by the Andhra Pradesh State Government for large scale crowd control and traffic management. NEC’s FRS will be integrated with the CCTV surveillance cameras installed by the Vijayawada City Police at crucial spots in the prestigious religious festival performed at the river Krishna wherein 50 million pilgrims are expected to take a holy bath in the water. Thus, ensuring their safety and security becomes a big challenge.

The FRS system provides real-time identification of anti-social elements using highly intelligent live closed circuit TV feed analysis from over a thousand CCTV surveillance camera systems to assist front-line policing operations by monitoring and scanning images of suspects and criminals. The system can produce search results within a second, even when linked to a massive database of over 1.6 million records. NEC’s facial recognition algorithm has been recognized as providing the world’s highest authentication accuracy and speed*.

“As Indian Police leverages advance and innovative technologies for a safer and smarter policing, Andhra Pradesh State uses leading edge facial recognition technology of NEC, one of the world’s leading ICT companies, for large scale events such as Krishna Pushkaram to ensure safer and smoother event management for over 50 million people who will participate in 12 day long holy river festival” said Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

“The Krishna Pushkaram is a huge religious event that occurs once in every 12 years in India and usually draws a massive crowd. We are pleased to engage NEC to implement its highly acclaimed facial recognition system during the festival which generates real time alerts. We believe that it will help monitor crowds better and reduce concerns against public safety,” said Sri N. Sambasiva Rao, IPS, Director General of Police, Andhra Pradesh.

“NEC India is working with various states and cities as part of its safer cities initiatives in India. As one of the leading providers of innovative technologies and solutions, NEC’s FRS system plays a critical role in making cities safer and more secure. We will continue to work in closer collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh State Government to build a safer, secure and smarter Indian society through provision of our cutting edge public safety solutions,” said Mr. Takayuki Inaba, Managing Director, NEC India.

*http://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/biometrics/technologies/nist_proven_accuracy.html

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