Avigilon Face Mask Detection Tested

By: Zach Segal and Derek Ward, Published on Jun 24, 2020

Face mask detection or, more specifically not wearing a face mask, is an expanding offering in the midst of coronavirus. Avigilon has now released theirs but how well does it work?

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Inside this note, we share our findings across:

  • How Avigilon’s mask detection performed in evenly-lit, low-light, IR, and WDR scenes
  • How can it be monitored
  • What type of issues Avigilon had with people spoofing masks
  • How Avigilon's performance compares against Dahua, Hikvision and ZKTeco tablet face mask detection

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Monitoring **** **** *********

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Performance *********

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What ******** ** ***** On

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Firmware ****

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Upcoming *******

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Comments (3)

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