British technology firm Reveal has introduced new AI that brings facial recognition to body worn cameras. The AI technology within Reveal’s new K-series body camera can process faces within a three-metre distance and compare them to those in a pre-configured database, with any matches triggering alerts or additional camera activity such as recording and streaming. Faces that are not matched against the database are not recorded or saved by the camera.
Body worn cameras have already been proven to significantly increase the safety of frontline workers by deescalating confrontational situations and limiting the use of force, with Reveal supplying its cameras to UK police forces, prisons, security firms and retail businesses.
Alasdair Field, CEO of Reveal, said: “Feedback from our work with the police and the transport, retail and gambling industries has shown that introducing facial recognition technology to body worn cameras could be instrumental in helping to prevent crime, and may also prove invaluable in tracking down vulnerable and missing people. The addition of AI will further transform the capabilities of body cameras. With recent figures from the BRC showing that aggressive incidents are on the rise in retail, it is vital we continue to look at advancements like this that will provide more protection to key workers.”