Face recognition is a highly efficient tool supporting law enforcement agencies to identify suspects or find missing persons. Faces in photographs or recorded videos, as well as facial sketches/composites, can be compared to image databases of known criminals and provide investigators with the most similar faces (candidate list).
Searching through hours of video material continues to be one of the most tedious investigation tasks for law enforcement professionals. Face recognition brings a new level of search automation and efficiency to the investigative workflow.
Mobile identity check
Police, intelligence, and military forces can identify suspects in the field using mobile devices. Cognitec's face recognition technology is used on handheld devices to capture a suspect photo and compare it to central image databases through mobile networks.