Qognify Suspect Search Examined

By Brian Karas, Published on Jul 01, 2016

All you have is a description of a suspect? White guy, black hair, mustache, heavy, green jacket?

No problem, says Qognify, formerly NICE Security. They say they can search for any such combinations without even a picture or video clip of the suspect.

In this report we examine Qognify Suspect Search, its functionality, practicality, pricing and comparison to rival offerings including Avigilon appearance search.

Suspect ****** ********

******* ************ ******** ** ****** ************ the *******, **** ** details **** ***** *** jacket *****, *** ******** a ***** ****** **** this ****** ***********. ******* says their ***** *********, ***** analyze ***** ** **** time *** ***** ******** meta-data ** *******, *** return ******** ******* **** a ****-******* ******.  

************, ** *** **** already *** ** ****** image ** * *******, the ****** ******** *** be ******* *** *** search *** ** ********* from *** **** *****, though ******* ****** ******** the ****** ** ***** often ****** **** ******** video **** *** ******* clearly ********.

*******'* ********* ***** ***** an ******** ** *** concept:

Building ** ******

*** ********* **** ***** an ******* ** ******** an ****** ** ****** from: 

***** *** ********** *** major ***** **** ***** and ******* ** ******, as **** ** **** more ***** ***** **** shoes, *******, ******* *** bags.

Searching *** ********

*** ******** **** ****** through ******** ***** ** analytics-enabled ******* *** ****** results ****** ** ***** of ******* ***** *****.  If ** ****** ******* is *****, *** ****** representation ** *** ******* can ** ******** **** an ****** ***** ** the ******* **** *** video, *** **** *** search **-***.

Only ******* ** ******** *****

******* ****** **** ***** on ******** *****, ***** is ** *** ** setup * **** ***** for * ******* ******** being *******.  ***********, ** takes * *** ******* after *** ********** ***** has **** ******** ****** it *** ****** ** search *******.

***********

******* ****** ********* **** been ********* **** *** results, ****** ** ******* **** the ****** ** ********* using ******* ****** ** ***.

*** ****** ******** **** used ** *** **** above *** **** ** actual ****, *** *** results ******** (***** ******* would *** ***** ** to **** *** ** customer-identifiable *******) ****** ******* of * ****** ******* to *** ******, ********* a ******** ***.  *******, these ******* **** ****** the ****** ** ****** full ****, ************ ** other ****** ** *******, in ****-*** ******* ******.  It ** ******* ** the ****** ***** **** been ********* ********* ** a ******* ***** ** an ******** ****.  ************, a ****** ** ******* returned ****** ******* ******* a ***, ** ******** a ***** *******.

Technical **********

******* ******** *** ********* **** details:

  • **** ********* *****, ******* ***** and ******* ******. ***** people *** **** ******** based ** *****, ******* and ***** ********, ******** people ** ** ******** and **********.
  • *** ******* *** ***** to ** ******** ** ~10 ****** ***** ** their ******** ***** ** to **** **********.
  • *** ~*** *******, **** would ******* ** ********** server **** ** ***** (2 ****, * ***** each) *** **** ***.
  • **** *** ** **** with *** ***** *******.
  • **** ******** ***** ****'* video ********** ******** / system *** ****** ** 'added **' ** *** party *****.

Limitations With ******* ******

  • ***** *** *** ****** very ******** ****** **** shoes ** ********** *** ****** these ******* ***** ******** ****** *** search ******* **** ***-********* video ***** *****.
  • *****-***** ********* ******** **** lighting, *** ******* ******** for ****** ***** ******* to ******* ******* *******.  This **** ******* ******* any **** * ****** has ******** ** */* mode ** *** *****.
  • *** **** ******* ****** views/angles ***, *** **** likely ******* **** ** accurate.  ****** ****** **** 180/360 ******* ***** **** not ****** ******** *******.
  • ***** *** ****** * very ******** ******, *** if ***** ******* *** not ********** ******** ** the ******* ** *** negatively ****** *******.  ** the ****** ** **** to **** *** * person **** * ***** and *******, *** ******* only **** ******* ******** detail **** *** ***** the ****** ** **** or **-********* ********* ******* that **** ***** ******* on *** *********.
  • ******* ****** ** **** valuable, *** ****** ** be ***** ********, ** large ******* ****** (** there ** **** ****** activity ** * ****** a ****** ****** ****** will ****** **** **** enough). ** ***** ******* goes **, *** ******* that ***** ******* *** returned, ** *** ******* is ******** **** **** by ***** ****** ** the *****, ********* *************.

Price *** ************

********* *** ********* **** enable ******* ****** ** $900 ****, ** *** of *** **** ******* for *******'* ***. **** puts ******* ****** ** *** upper ******* ** ********* license *******.

Compared ** ***** ********* ********

****** ** *** **** we **** ****** ** supports ********* ***** ** avatar ********, * ****** of ********* **** ***** of ********** ******:

** ***** *** ****** similarity ******** ***** **** to ***** *** **** they ****. ********, ***** does *** ** ****, is **** ****** ** its **** *********** ***** synopsis / ****** *** requires **** ** ******* and **** ** ***-**.

Outlook *** ******* ******

*******'* **-**-****** ******** ******* ** large ** **** ********. ***** that, ******* **** ** bad ** **, ** do *** ***** ** will **** * ***** industry ****** ******* ** the ******* ********* ******* aims ** *****. 

** *** ******** ****, this ***** **** ******* distinguish ****** **** ****** for ***** **** *****, price *********** ********.

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