Mr. Undisclosed #2,
In my deep childhood at school on my English lessons we had studied one proverb “All that glitters is not gold.
Mr. Undisclosed #2, let me show you why it’s too far to talk about face recognition system and metadata defense? When a company wants to install a security system or make a modernization in their Shopping Center they call for tender. They will receive a lot of offers. And depending on how the company is rich and famous, and if the World-known company calls for tender the offers of the security system will be almost technically perfect, as Mr.Undisclosed #2 have described. What was a brilliant example, I wish I were near you while you were at the ISC West :-)
But how useful will this system will be? Any system regardless of the price,
system architecture has one goal - security function and theft and fraud prevention. Yes, your system will allow for the end user to track 4 people at one time, with an easy thumb name queue to select any person of interest. Once selected they remain on the pane until another is chosen or the person has exited the building. Yes, my dear friend - It’s good.
But the doctrine of the security system is that you don’t need to track all the customers in the shopping center even if they are suspicious. You shouldn’t start tracking after he took something.
When I was making my example I have done some tips for you. Who knows how hard to work when you have 100 or 1000 people. It’s impossible. But you can focus on those persons who have taken those goods you need.
For example you can use the principle of the access control and video system synergy instead of doors you will have special hooks( Let’s name them (DAsystem) which will have their ID and if the person takes the item with the ID nr. 1 you will get notification Section nr. 1 14-00 (Hammer 20$) - 1 piece , if the customer takes two - the system will send another notification.
If the person returns it back you will have no to track him. For example if there are 2 people you can use one interesting function (it was new for me) : report - you can send the information to other operator about the second person and he can help you if they went in different directions. You can do the synergy between POS function and DAsystem - if the person have taken 1 item with the ID nr. 1 you will have to close the alarm with the transaction (even if the operator closed the notification and supposed that everything is OK) And instead of 100 customers you can easy highlight the person you need.
But face recognition and other functions - its icing on the cake :-)
What’s why I am so stubborn and annoying with my TRACKING FUNCTION. Without this function - you cannot rich synergy among your system.
It’s just the simple example and there are the retail industry presents presents in every part of global economy. And the company cannot do one unique solution. And you have to invent different types and use a lot of traps if you want your system will have a security system synergy.