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Latest London Police Facial Recognition Suffers Serious Issues

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On February 20, IPVM visited another live face rec deployment by London police, but this time the system was thwarted by technical problems and poor weather conditions, even getting called off early. New cameras we also used, although they were of...

By Kayleigh Long, Sean Patton, and Charles Rollet - 2 days ago

Masks Cause Major Facial Recognition Problems

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Coronavirus is spurring an increase in the use of medical masks, which new IPVM test results show cause major problems for facial recognition systems. IPVM tested four facial recognition systems to see how they performed with masks: Avigilon...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 days ago

IronYun AI Analytics Tested

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Taiwan / US startup IronYun has raised tens of millions for its "mission to be the leading Artificial Intelligence, big data video software as a service (VSaaS) solutions provider." But how good is the product itself? We tested the product for ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 9 days ago

PRC Warns Against China Video Surveillance Hacks, Hikvision Targeted

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Hackers are targeting China video surveillance manufacturers and systems, according to the PRC's main cyber threat monitoring body. The hackers claim to be pro-Tibet activists seeking to damage Chinese firms "collaborating with and servicing th...

By Charles Rollet - 13 days ago

London Live Police Face Recognition Visited

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London police have officially begun using live facial recognition in select areas of the UK capital, sparking significant controversy. IPVM visited this solution in person and we examine various aspects in this post, including: Axis Cameras/...

By Kayleigh Long and Charles Rollet - 13 days ago

UK ICO Approves Unconsented Facial Recognition At Security Conferences

The UK's data protection agency has declined IPVM's GDPR complaint against Dahua for using face recognition without consent at IFSEC last year, explaining that Dahua's processing was "acceptable" given the "setting it was used in" and "for demonst...

By Charles Rollet - 21 days ago

Intersec 2020 Final Show Report

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IPVM spent all 3 days at the Intersec 2020 show interviewing various companies and finding key trends. We cover: Middle East Enterprise Market Challenges Strong Demand for AI Impact of Lack of privacy regulations VSaaS Shift Slow Axis In...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Clearview AI Alarm - NY Times Report Says "Might End Privacy"

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Over the weekend, the NY Times released a report titled "The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It" about a company named Clearview AI who is selling facial recognition to police departments. The main differentiation is that th...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Hikvision Global News Reports Directory

Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video surveillance company, ever, ranging from the WSJ, the Financial Times, Reuters, the NY Times, SCMP and more. This directory catalogs and links to 100+ of them. January 2020 Syn...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

BriefCam Video Analytics Tested

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BriefCam, acquired by Canon in 2018, is one of the most commonly used video analytics offerings in the West. But how well does it work? We tested BriefCam for over the past month to see how it performed, examining: How does BriefCam search c...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Avigilon Facial Recognition 'Appearance Alerts' Tested

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Avigilon has released 'Appearance Alerts' in ACC 7.4, which adds real-time facial recognition. To see how this performed, we tested them with our H4A and H5A cameras and ACC7.4, examining: How well does Avigilon face recognition work? Where...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

ISC East 2019 Show Report

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IPVM has finished in New York City covering both days of the ISC East 2019 show. Here is a 6+ minute general walkthrough: Inside this report, we cover: Overall Show Traffic Size / Layout Biggest Booth Surprise Hikvision Touts Lowes Hi...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Hikvision Dual Lens Face Recognition Camera Tested

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Hikvision's Dual Lens Facial Recognition camera, claims that it "adopts advanced deep learning algorithm and powerful GPU to realize instant face detection, capture, and comparison to accomplish face recognition and related alarm triggering." W...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Critiquing Carnegie's AI Surveillance Paper

The Carnegie Endowment has issued an ambitious paper on the Global Expansion of AI Surveillance. While its aim is applaudable, the paper has significant problems in actually understanding what 'AI surveillance' is and what is being used where. ...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Avigilon ACC7 VMS Tested

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Avigilon's Control Center 7 boldly claims it will "transform live video monitoring" with the new Focus of Attention "AI-enabled" interface. We tested ACC7 and in this report, we examine its main strengths and primary weaknesses including: Ne...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

China Subway Facial Recognition System Examined

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A China city of 6+ million people has installed facial recognition-enabled gates in subways, allowing commuters to enter stations by simply showing their face, thus bypassing ticket/card/phone use. How accurate and efficient is the system? In t...

By Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

IFSEC 2019 Show Report

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The UK's largest trade show, IFSEC, is underway and IPVM has been examining what is new and happening at the show. Inside, we cover: Huawei Is Out GDPR Changes Dahua Adds Umbrella Analytics Dahua Live Facial Recognition, No Permission Hi...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

Facial Recognition Systems Fail Simple Liveness Detection Test

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Facial recognition is being widely promoted as a solution to physical access control but we were able to simply spoof 3 systems because they had no liveness detection. The image below is an example of how it works. If a person is in a facial reco...

By Brian Rhodes and Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

China PRC Government New National Video Surveillance Standards

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) government has released a new set of overarching standards for authorities to follow when they install video surveillance networks across the country. The standards were drafted over several years by Chinese po...

By Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled

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IPVM interviewed 19 facial recognition providers at ISC West to understand their claimed accuracy, success and positioning. 9 from China, where facial recognition has received the most significant recent support: Dahua: "interest but not ado...

By Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

Hikvision Chairman Warns Of AI New Entrants Victimizing Customers

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Hikvision chairman Chen Zongnian has warned that customers will become “victims” of AI hype from new industry entrants, even saying such newcomers will leave nothing behind except for “chicken feathers” (i.e., a Chinese expression for nothing). ...

By Charles Rollet - 12 months ago

Massive Leak Of Chinese VMS Provider Exposes Xinjiang Surveillance

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A subsidiary of China’s claimed largest VMS provider is tracking the precise location and ethnicity of millions in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a massive data leak. The news made headlines around the world, in large part due to a growing...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Casino Surveillance Pro Interview: James Lathrop

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James Lathrop [link no longer available] has been working in casinos for almost 25 years. During that time, he says he has held "just about every job you can do in the casino," including Surveillance Technician, Surveillance Observer, Surveillance...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Intersec 2019 Show Report

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The 2019 Intersec show, held annually in Dubai, is now complete. IPVM attended for 3 days, interviewing numerous Chinese and Western video surveillance manufacturers. Inside this report, we examine: Infinova "We Belong to USA" Axis On AI Hy...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

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