Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates:
As part of this, Dahua has released a facial recognition camera, the DH-IPC-HF8242FN-FR, claiming:
Artificial Intelligence at the edge – performing complex real-time facial recognition and facial feature comparison
But can this new model really deliver face recognition in real-world scenes? We bought and tested the HF8242 to find out, answering these questions:
- How many false negatives or positives to expect?
- How well does the camera handle subjects looking down or away from the camera?
- How does recognition perform in low light?
- How does recognition perform in <1 lux with IR?
- How does recognition perform in WDR scenes?
- What imaging and environmental issues impact recognition performance?
- How well did the camera capture demographics such as age, gender, facial hair, and others?