30 Million Criminal Face Database Tested (Captis Intelligence)

By: Sean Patton, Published on Apr 27, 2020

30 million criminal mugshots are now available for facial recognition searches by subscribing to Captis Intelligence.

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Plus, this service is integrated into Milestone XProtect.

We subscribed to Captis' service, connected to Milestone XProtect, to see how well it worked, including:

  • How accurate is the face recognition?
  • What faces are included in the database?
  • What face details does Captis identify?
  • What criminal data does Captis include?
  • What issues were found?
  • How does it compare to other facial recognition systems?

** ******* ******** ******** are *** ********* *** facial *********** ******** ** subscribing ******** ************.

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****, **** ******* ************ **** ********* ********.

** ********** ** ******' service, ********* ** ********* XProtect, ** *** *** well ** ******, *********:

  • *** ******** ** *** face ***********?
  • **** ***** *** ******** in *** ********?
  • **** **** ******* **** Captis ********?
  • **** ******** **** **** Captis *******?
  • **** ****** **** *****?
  • *** **** ** ******* to ***** ****** *********** systems?

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Executive *******

IPVM Image***** *** *********** ****** well *** *** ****** recognition ******** ******* **** look ******* ** ******** mugshots ** ***** ********, the **** ******* ******* was **** ** *** hard *** ** ** verify ******* ***** ******* were ******* ** ****** doppelgangers. *** ****, *********, is **** ****** ***** be ************* ** ********* criminals.

***********, ******, *** ****** works **** ** ********* highly ******* *******, ********** quickly ****** ******* *** easily **** **** **** Milestone's ***.

*******, ********* *********** ******* only **-***** ******** ********, no **** ****** *** watch *****, *** * per-camera $** *** ***** list ******* ********* **** would ** ***** ****** for **** ***** (****** the ******* **** ****** pricing ** **********).

Test ********

** *** *****, ***** were ******* *********:

  • ***** **** ********** ********:**** ******** ********* ********, with **%+ ********** ******* to ******* ******* ***** on ***** ******.
  • ***** ****** *******:****** ******** ****** ******* within * ******* *******, including ******, ****** ****, and ********* **************.
  • **** ******** *******:******* ******** **** **** confidence ******* *** **** clearly ******** *****. *******, typical *** **** **** recognition *******, ********* *** match ********** ******** *** to ****, **********, *****, which *** ******** **** by ********* ********** ** avoid **************.
  • ******** ********** ***********:******* ******* ******** ********** information ** *** *******, including ******, ***/**** ** birth, *** ******** ******** convictions. *******, *** ******* are ************ ***** ** what ***** ************* ******** "public" ***********.
  • **** **** ***** *********:**** ******** ********* **** using ***** ** ************ cameras *** ******** ********* body-worn ****** **********.

*******, ** **** ***** drawbacks:

  • ** ***** ******* ** Known *********:**** ********** ** ***** known ********* *********, ****** failed ** ****** ***** matches. ** **** *** able ** ****** ******* or *** *** ****** of ********* ** **** were (** **** ***) in ***** ********.
  • ************* ** ******* *** Repeated ******:**** ********** ** ***** faces ** * ****** person, ***** ******* ***** change ***** ** ********* cameras ** ** ********* or ********* **** *-* frames ** *****.
  • ******** ***** ********:** ***** ********* ****** images, *** ******** **** database ******. ****** **** that **** ** *** count ********* ******* ** part ** ***** ** million ***** ****, *** reported **** **** ******* duplicate ******* ** *** records **** ********* ********** details, ******* **** ************* have ********* *********** *** what *********** ** ********.
  • *** *********** *******:****** ** ********* **** integrated **** ********* ********. Captis ***** **** *** open ** *********** **** other ***** *** ** not **** *** ***** integrations ** ***********.
  • ********* ************ *****:****** ***** $** *** camera *** *****, ***** is ************* **** ********* than **** ****** *********** SaaS, *** **** *** provide ****-**** ********. ****** said **** ** *********** pricing, *** **** *** considering ***** ******* ******.

Post-Incident ****** ********

** ****** ******' **** (On ****** ******* *************) service ********** ******* ************ ******. ** ** * standalone ****** ******, *** part ** *********'* **** Centralized ****** ********. ****** emphasized **** **** ** a ****-********, ************* *******:

** * ****-******** ************* tool, ***** ** *** a **** ****** *********** scanning ********* ** *** subsequent ********** ** ********* data ** *** ******* public. **** ** * non-intrusive ****-******** ************* **** tied ** * ** million+ ******** ** ******** available ******** ******/*****.

****** **** **** ** not **** ** ***** a ****/******** ******* ** their *******.

Privacy **** / ******* ***********

****** **** **** **** do *** ****** ******* of ********* ********* **** States ***** ******* **** prevent ***** *** (*.*. Illinois). ********, **** **** they **** * ******** approach, *** ******* ** be ******* ** ***** or ********.

**** **** **** ******* images *** ***** *** removed ***** ** *****, as ******** *******, ********* mugshots, *** *******. *******, they ****** **** **** jurisdictions *** **** ** add ** ****** ******* from ***** ********** *********.

Captis ****** ******** *****

*** ********* **-****** ***** examines ******, ********* **** and **** ** *** facial ***********, ******** *******, video *******, *** ***********:

High ********** ******* ** ******* *****

** *** *****, ***** matched ** **** ********** (90+%) ************ **** ******** similar ** *** ******** face:

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*******, ********* ********* **** the ******* *** ******* masks, ****, **********, ** was ******** ******** ************** by *******:

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**** ***** ************* ******** the ***** ** ****** when ************* ******, ** many ********* ** ***** people *** **** ** avoid ********* **** ***** for ***** **** ******* down ***** ** ****** for ****** ** ****** recognition ******* ** ******** them.

Face ******* / ************** ********

****** ******* **** ******* including ***, ******, ****** hair, *** *********, ***** we ***** ******** ******** results. ************, ***** ******* information *** **** **** is **** ********, ***** is ** *** ******** provided ** ****** *********** systems:

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** ***** **** ******** to ** ********* ******** though ***** *** *** case ** ********* ******** one ** ***, ***** operators *** ****** ********* gender *** ********* ******* the ****** ******* ****.

Quick ***** *******

*** ******* ** ****** and **** ******* ** Captis **** ******** * clicks *** ******* *** returned ****** * ******* of ******** *** "**** Image ** ******" ****** in *** ********* ******:

***** *** ***** ******* given *** ** ******* mugshuts **** ****** ** searching.

Duplication ** **** ******

*** ******* ****** ********* matches ** **** ****** results. *** ********* ******* had *** **** *****, however, ****** ***** **** many ************* ******** ********* details ***** * ********* criminal *** **** ***** duplicate ******* **** **** varying ********** *** ******** history *******:

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****** **** ***** **** they ***** ***** ******** for ********* ***** ******* and ****** ***** **** have *** **** ******** background *******.

No ******* ** ***** *********

** ***** ** ******** searches ** ***** ********* criminals **** ****** *** not ****** ******** **** matched ** **** ********** within *** ***** **-** results:

**** ** ** **** due ** *** **** of *** ********* **** database, ***** ***** **** for ***** ****** ******** there *** ******** ** potentially ********* ** ******* that *** ******* *******.

****** ******** **** **** high-profile/celebrity ********* ******** ******** are *** ********* ** their ******* ********* **** with *** *********** ** process ***** ******** ******* jurisdictions **** ** *** share **** **** ********** businesses (**** ******).

Body **** ****** ***** *********

** ***** **** ****** returned **** ********** **** matches ** ***** **** body-worn *******:

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** **** *****, *** low ***** ** ********* for **** ******* ********* the ********** ** **** detection *** ******** ****** confidence ***** **** **** ceiling-mounted ************ ****** ********.

No ****** *********

****** **** *** ***** filters ** ****** **** face ***** *******, *** only ******** ******** ****** sorting **** ******* ** lowest ********** ** **** versa, ***** ** *** a ******* *******.

****** **** **** ********* do *** *** ******* or "*********" ****** ********, instead, **** **** ** provide ** **** *********** as ******** *** *************, to ***** * ***** to **** *** ********:

*** ****-******** ******* ****** warrant ********** *************. **** is * ****-******** ****, allowing ******* ************* ** the ******* ** *******/**** identity.

*******

****** **** ********* **** the ********* ****** ***** $99 *** ****** *** month. **** ** ************* more ********* **** **** facial *********** **** *********, which ********* **** $**-$** per ****** *** *****. Moreover, ***** ****** *** only ** **** *** post-event *************, **** ********-******* facial *********** ******* ***** real-time *******/******** (********* ********** a ******* ***** *** that ********** *** **** increased ******** / ******** risks).

****** **** **** ** their *********** ******* *** also ***** ***** *** quantity ********* *********:

********* *** ********* *** quantity ************ ******** ** 10 ** **** *******, customers *** **** ** email ****** ** ***** local ********** ****** *** pricing. * *****-***** ******* option ** **** *********

VMS *********** - *********

****** ** **** ********** with ********* ********. ************, Captis **** **** ** not **** ***** ************ on ***** *******, *** they ***** ******** ***** integrations ** *********:

** *** **** ** discussions **** ***** ********** partners

*************, ***** **** ** search ****, ***** *** export * ******** ***** from ***** *** *** then ****** ** ******' web *******.

*******

** ****** ** *** demand *** *** ** databases **** ****** ** expand, ** * ***** limitation ** ******* ****** recognition ******* ** **** each **** *** ** build ***** *** ********, which ** ****-********* *** inherently *******. *** ******* of ****** **** ** millions ** ****** ************ will, *********, ** ********* to *****.

*******, ******** ***** *** to ******* **** ******** and ****** **** ******* entities ** *** ******* accuse ** ******** ****** as ***** * ********* criminal **** ** ** addressed *** ***** ****** a ***** ******* **** a *****, ******* *** public ********* ***********.

Voting / ****

Comments (4)

* *** *** ***** being * *** ** potential ******** *** *** database ****. **** ******* to *** ****** ***** of ******* *** *** "served ***** ****", ***** remain ** ** ****** criminal? ****, ********* **** the ***** **** *********, how **** **** **** some ** *** ******* laws ** ********** ** Illinois *** *******?

****** *** *** ********* Malcolm, * ***** * section ** ******* ***** concerns:

Privacy **** / ******* ***********

****** **** **** **** do *** ****** ******* of ********* ********* **** States ***** ******* **** prevent ***** *** (*.*. Illinois). ********, **** **** they **** * ******** approach, *** ******* ** be ******* ** ***** or ********.

**** **** **** ******* images *** ***** *** removed ***** ** *****, as ******** *******, ********* mugshots, *** *******. *******, they ****** **** **** jurisdictions *** **** ** add ** ****** ******* from ***** ********** *********.

** ********, **** ** they **** ******* ***** appearance? *** *** **** shows ******* **** * bald **** *** **** if **** **** ***** grown *** ***** ****? Have * **** *****?

****** ** ********** **** not **** * ***** effect ** ****** ***********. Almost *** ** ******* can ***** * ******* picture ** *** ********** picture **** **** ***** of *** ********** ******* the ********, ********* ****** of ********** *** ** age, ****, ***. ** the *** ** *** day, *** ****-******** ****** recognition ******* ******* * human ****** *** ******** on ******* ** *** the ***** ******* *** a ******** **************.

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