Genetec Clearance Face Detection / Redaction Test

Author: Sean Patton, Published on May 14, 2018

Privacy regulations such as GDPR (EU Public Privacy), HIPAA (US Medical Privacy), and FERPA (US Student Privacy) are driving video surveillance manufacturers to provide solutions for blurring/masking faces. However, as our recent discussion on this topic showed, there are not many video surveillance options for this yet.

A recent update to Genetec's Clearance evidence management system added support for detecting and masking faces as well as manually applying face masks. This feature works with uploaded video from video surveillance systems generally, Genetec or competitors (MP4, AVI, MOV, etc).

With GDPR going into effect days from now, we decided to test this to see how well it works. Inside we report our findings on:

  • Face detection capabilities and limitations
  • Face Redaction Types
  • Manual Face Redaction
  • User Interface
  • Browser Support
  • Product Availability

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