Axxon Face Search Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Oct 26, 2018

AxxonSoft has brought facial recognition to their Axxon Next VMS for free with the simply named Face Search, claiming to allow users to find subjects across multiple cameras to drastically cut search time.

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In this report, we provide our full test results on Axxon's Face Search, examining:

  • How many false negatives or positives to expect?
  • How well does the analytic handle subjects looking down or away from the camera?
  • How does recognition perform in low light, <1 lux with IR, and WDR scenes?
  • How does Face Detection impact CPU usage?

Readers interested in facial recognition should also see our recent test of Dahua's Face Recognition Camera, the HF8242FN-FR.

************ ******* ****** *********** to ********** **** ****** **** **** *** simply ********* ******, ******** ** ***** users ** **** ******** across ******** ******* ** drastically *** ****** ****.

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** **** ******, ** provide *** **** **** results ** *****'* **** Search, *********:

  • *** **** ***** ********* or ********* ** ******?
  • *** **** **** *** analytic ****** ******** ******* down ** **** **** the ******?
  • *** **** *********** ******* in *** *****, lux **** **, *** WDR ******?
  • *** **** **** ********* impact *** *****?

******* ********** ** ****** recognition ****** **** ****** ****** **** ** Dahua's **** *********** ******, the ********-**.

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Summary: ******** ****** ***** ******* ** ****** ********

***** ** *** *****, Axxon ****'* **** ****** worked ****** **** ** default **% ********** ********, with **** ******** ******** matched, **** *** ****** face ********** **** * week ** ******* ** a ***** ****** ** ~30-40 ******. ***** **** Search *********** **** **** time ******** ** **** specific ******** ****** ******** cameras.

************, ********* ********** ****** in ***** ***** *** WDR ********** **** ***** face *** ************ ** past ***** (*** *** test *******'* **** *** ******), **** ***** ***** usably ********** ** * <1 *** *****.

Some ******* **** *** *********

*******, ***** *** ******* key ****** ** ** aware **:

  • **** ***************:**** ******** **** ********** mistaken *** ****** ** Axxon's **** ******, ** high (>**%) ********** *******. This **** ***** ******** with ******* *** ** our *****. ***** ***** similarity ********** (~**-**%) ******** more **********, ** ****, but ***** ****** *** below *****'* ******* (**%).
  • ******* ***** ****** **********:** *** *****, **** other **** *** *********, face ****** ********** ********* by ~**% ** **** when ******** ****** **** or **** **** *** camera, ************ ******* ******* missed ******** (~*-**% ** the ****).
  • ***/*** ***** ********** **********:************, ********** *** ******* by ~**-**% ** *** light (~*.* *** - 2 ***), ***, ** when ***** ********** **, similar ** ***** ********* in **** *****.

Upcoming **** **** *** *********

***** ***** ****'* ****** recognition ** ******* ** forensic *** ** ******* versions, ********* *** ***** to ******* **** ********* in *** **** *** months. **** ****** ** early ******* ** ***** analytics *** ***** *********** fairly ******* ** **** Search, *** ** ** unknown **** *******/************ **** be ** ***** ********** versions. ** **** ** retest **** ******** *********.

*******/************

**** ****** ** ******** at ** ********** **** with ***** **** ******** licenses (~$*** ****/*******) *** as ** ***-** ******* when ***** ***** **** Professional. ***** **** ***** does *** ******* **** Search. ****** **** **** recognition ********* **** ******* additional *********.

Face ****** *** ********

**** ****** ** ****** to ***, **** ***** selecting *** ** **** cameras, ********* * ********* image ** *** *******, and ********* ********** ********* (if *********). ********** ******** to **%, ***** ** found ********** ******** ** our *****, **** *** mistaken ************ ** ******** aside **** *-* ********, discussed *****.

*** ***** ***** ************ how ** *** *** Axxon **** ****** *******.

Configuration ********

**** ****** ******** **** detection ** ** ******* for **** ******, ***** essentially **** ******** *** rule ** ** *****, analysis ********** *** **** width/height ******** ** *********, and ********* *******.

**** **** ******** ********** may ******* ****** *** usage ** ******* ***** 1080p. *-*** ****** ** our ***** ****** *********** CPU ******, ********* ******* below ** **** ******.

*** ********* ***** ***** you ******* ************* ** face ********* ** ** individual ******.

Solid ****** *********** ***** ******* ** ****** **********

***** *****'* ******* **% similarity ** ******, **** subjects **** ******** **********. For *******, *** ******* below *** ************ ********** with >**% ********** ****** multiple ******* ** ******** conditions *** ** ******** angles, **** ** ***************** at ***** ********.

most subjects recognized with high similarity

Bearded *** *************

*******, ******* ******** **** frequently ********** ** **** other ** * **** similarity *****. *** *******, the ******* ***** ** recognized *** **** ** himself ** **% **********, but ** ******* ******* man ** *** **** level. ******* ******* **** seen **** ***** ******* men ****** *******. **** that ** ***** ****** features **** ** ******* or **** ****** ***************** in *** *****.

bearded subject

Lower ********** **** ***** ******

*** ******* ****** ** Face ****** ********** *** head ****. *** *******, when ******** ****** **** or ** *** **** (as **** ** **** walking ********), ********** ******* by ~**-**% ** ****. However, ****** *** ****** test ** *****'* **** Rec ******, **** ****** caused ******** ****** ****** detections, ********* in * **** ** testing.

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<1 *** ********* ********, *** ******* ******* **********

***** ******** *** ********** faces ** ~*.** ***, although ********** *** ******* by ~**-**%. **** ** also ** ******** ** the ***** ******, ***** failed ** ******/********* ******** at

low light 2

CPU **** ******

*****'* **** ********* ********* increased **** ** ~*-*% per ***** ****** ***** analyzed ** *** *****, using ** ***** ** 5557U *********. **** ******** in ~**% ***** *** usage *** **** ***** cameras, * *********** ******** over ******* *** ******* Face *********, ***** ******** only *-*% ****.

*******, *** ***** ****** extreme **** ******* ***** 1080p **** ********. ****** two **** ***** ** view *******, * *** 5 **, ********* *** usage ** **-**%****, ********* ** **%+ CPU ***** *****. ***** using ****** ********** ******* or ***** **** **** motion ***** ****** ****** of ***** *********. ***** resolution ******* *** ** analyzed, ****** **** ********* range *************** *********.

CPU ****/*** ******* *******

*********, ***** ********* **** detection *** *********** **** on *** ******'* ***. However, **** ***** **** they **** ** ********* Intel's ******** ******** ****** toolkit ** *** **** future ** ******** **********, with ***** ******* *** GPUs.

Wide ***** ** **** / *** *** *** **********

**** **** ***** **** Search *** ** *** on *** ****** **** Face ********* *******, ***** with **** ****** ** view ****** *** *** provide *** ********* ******* in *** *****, *.*., in *** ***** ** view *****.

wide field of view

***** ********* ************ ** 50 ****** ******* *** eyes *** *********, ** roughly ***-*** ***. ************, even ** *** ****** are **** ****** *** analysis, ***** ****** ****** of *** *** ****** of ***** ***** *******, as ***** ****** ****** levels *** ***** *** usage ******.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

  • ***** ****: *.*.*.*.****

Comments (13)

"**** ****** ** ******** at ** ********** **** with ***** **** ********"

*** *** **** ***** this? *********** * **** is **** ** ** included ** ***** ******** version (**** ********* *******), is ******** ** ***** Professional (** ** ***** cost ****** **** ********** in **** ** ********) and *** ********* ** the ***** ********* ***** version.

** ** ********* *** "free" ** *** **** to ** ** *** most ********* ******* ** this ** *** ******* feature *** ****. * guess ** ***** ** "free" ** *** ******* needed *** ******** ******* for **** ***** ******** and *** **** ******** automatically.

*** *****://***.*********.***/********/**********/********.***

**** ****** ******* ********** as **** ** ** pack ***** *** ******** some **** *** *** includes ******** **** ******* tracking **** **************, ******** search ** ******, ****** type **** *****/*******, ***** and ***. **** ****** as * **** ** our ** **** ** free ** ******** *** optional ** ************ *******.

***** ****, **** *** usage *******!

*-*% *** ***** ** not ***, ********, *********** that ** **** **** to ********** ******.

**** ** *** ******** calculator ** ****** ******** according ****** ** ******** and ********* **: *****://****.*********.***/****/**********.***

*** ****, **** *** 20 ******* ** **** 1Mpix *** **** ******** server.

**, *** *********** ** currently * ***** ***** to *** **** ********** for *** *** *******, while ** **** ** available **** ******* **** and ******* ** ** pack **** *** *** analytics, **** ****** *******, LPR *** ** **.

*** *** ****, **** there *** **** ************ (software *** ********) ****** very **** ** ******* CPU *********** ************.

** **** **** ** decompress ******.

***** **** * ******, and **** *****.

*** *** ** **, but ******* ***** ************* in **** ****. *** best *********** ** **** best **** ********, ** minimal *********** ** *-** FPS.

** *** ****** ***** Representative *** ***** ** the **, ** **** had ******** ******** *** response **** *** ******* on **** ***** **********. The **** ********* *** recognition ********** ** ****** to ****. ** **** recently ******** **** ********** in ****** ******* ******** environments *** *** ********* excellent ******** **** *** partners ****** *** *******. The ********** ** ********* being **** ** ***** K12 ************ ** **** as **** ***** ***** deployments.

** ** ******** ** install *** ******* ******** to ******* **** ******** technology. **** ***** ********* we **** ***** ********** accuracy. ** *** **** the **** **** *** Live **** ****** ******* including *** / ****** classification *** ** *** having ********** ******* *** are ******* ******* ** partnering **** ***** ** release **** ******* ** security *********.

***** ****** ********* ** this ******* *** * great ********* ** *** the ********** ***** *** the ******* ** *** it **. ***** ** the **** **** ** a ***** ****** **** detailed **** *******.

******'* ***** **** **** Mr. *****.

***** *** ************ ** AxxonSoft ** ****** *** Cyprus, ** **** *** the ****** ** ****** many ** *** *********** partners/resellers ** *******-** **** advanced ******* -***** ******- with ***** ******* *** enthusiastic ****** **** *** end-customers *** *** ******** managers *** **** **. Hotel *********, ******** *********** in ********* *** ***** large-scale ************** **** *****, shipping *********, **** *****, military **********, ** **** some ********.

***** ** *** ** use *** ***** ******* (140dB *** ** ******* and ********* **** ***** Starlight *.*******@******) ** ******** almost *** ******* **********. With *** ********* ***** on *** ******* ******** (for *** ***** ** be **********) *** *** minimum ********** ******** ** do ****, ** ********* the *********** ******** *** the ******* (********* ******** a **** ***** **** to ** **: *****://****.*********.***/****/**********.***). The ******* *** *******.

**** *
*************** ** *** **** team *** *** **** very ******** ****. ********* work, **** ****.

**** *
********* *** ******* *** misidentification, ** *** ****'* refer **** ***** *** men *** *** ****** the **** ****** (******** at * ********* ***** in ****, **** * longer *****, **** * different ***** *** ****** within *** ******** ******** etc.), * ******'* ** absolutely **** ****** **** the ***** ****** ** a ********* ***. ** my *******, ** **** close **** **********, ** I **** * ******** manager ********* *** * suspect, * ***** ****** like ** **** ** opinion ** ** *** and *** *** *** algorithm ******.

@*********** ************ #*
**** ******* **indeed ******** ** ***** **** ************ ******* as ** ***** **** *** ****** ****** ("Extra Feature Package"). With this feature you can search for a face in a camera. And indeed can't be included in the Start Version.
*** ***, **** ******* is ** ******* ******** in ***** **** ******** Version **** ** ********** cost,but **** ** * "*****-****** **** ******", which means that you can search for a face in many (** ***) ******* ************** and also have the exact spots (where the faces are recognized/found) pinpointed on a 3D map. This feature is extremely helpful for the operators.

***** * ****** *** had * **** ***** in *** ********* ****, but **** ****** ** completely, *** ** ********** at ***, ***** **-***** the ***?

********, ********** **** ** below **%, *** **********, even ******, ** **** be *****.

* **** ** **** for * ************ **** placed * ****** ***** light *** ** ***** dome ******* **** ******* every ****** ** **. It *** **** ****** to ******* ******'* ********* and **** **** **** up ** *** ****, but *** ** ****** or **** **** ** was **********.

**** ****, ***** *** for **** ******** ****.

*** ********* **** ********** between *** **** **** a ***** *** * new **** *** **. Thank *** *** ****. I ***** **** *** reason ** **** ** do *** **** ****** number ** *** **** a ***** ** *** training *** *** **** recognition *********. ** *** every **** ******** ********* it *** ** ***** easily - ** *** going ** *** **** appropriate ****** **** *** training ***.

** ******** *** *********** we *** ***** ** use ***** ******** ******* that ******** ****** ********* implementation ** **** ******** inference ******. * **** it **** *** ** to ******* **** ******** on *** **** ******.

****** ** *** **** team, **** ********* *******! The ****** **** ******* of ***** **** *** four ********, ***** ******** all *** *** ******** listed, *** ** ********** from *** ********* *******. It **** ** ****** be ***** **** ******* that ***** **** ** a ****** ****** *********** and ********* ** **** choose *** ******** ******** with *** *********** ********** where ** **** *** necessary *************** *** **** servers *** *******. **** is *** **** ** our ******** **********:

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