facial recognition


Heathrow installs biometric gates to improve customer experience while maintaining security standards

With around 80 million passengers flowing through it each year, Heathrow Airport’s new biometric self-boarding gates are supporting the management of passenger flow, while keeping security standards high. Read More

Facial recognition – “Its public use must be legal, ethical and justified”

Gerry Dunphy explores the use of facial recognition technology, discussing the responses of over 450 security professionals to a recent survey IFSEC ran on the subject. Read More

Researchers trick facial recognition systems

Jai Vijayan reports on how McAfee has run a study into how facial recognition software can be tricked into misclassifying individuals. Read More

Use of automated facial recognition by South Wales Police deemed unlawful, court rules

The debate surrounding the legality of the use of automated facial recognition in the UK continues to come under scrutiny following a ruling from the Court of Appeal on its use by South Wales Police. Read More

Why AI and facial recognition software is under scrutiny for racial and gender bias

In the light of the Black Lives Matter protests, facial recognition vendors and users are taking notice of concerns over racial bias and privacy, reports Ron Alalouff. Read More

Surveillance in modern society: where next?

Gerry Dunphy, Strategy Director for IFSEC International, explores the role of surveillance technology in modern society, and why the conversation has been highlighted once more with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Can CCTV help contain the Coronavirus?

As the death toll continues to rise from the outbreak of the Coronavirus, there have been indications that facial recognition technology is being used to combat its spread. Read More

Facial recognition cameras to be deployed by London police

London’s Metropolitan Police is set to deploy the use of facial recognition technology for the first time, following trials in London and by South Wales Police. Read More

How AI and facial recognition are transforming police case management

Johann Hofmann, CEO of Griffeye, discusses why AI and facial recognition are more important than ever in law enforcement case management, and how the technology works in practice. Read More

Facial recognition technology – where are we now?

Robert Watts, VP of Facial Recognition at Digital Barriers, discusses how facial recognition has taken the industry by storm, and where it is potentially heading. Read More

4 drawbacks of biometric authentication

For all their flaws passwords remain the main alternative to biometrics. David Balaban of Privacy PC compares these two techniques to shed light on their imperfections and weak links. Read More

The video surveillance report 2019

The cloud, AI, face recognition and the impact of Brexit on surveillance projects are among the topics covered in the report’s fifth annual edition. Read More

Public consent for facial recognition needs “multi-modal biometric strategy”

This could include “digital fingerprinting, which ensures a higher level of public consent due to the maturity of fingerprints as an identity verification technique,” said Jason Tooley, board member of techUK and chief revenue officer at Veridium. Read More

“Perpetual, irrevocable”: The privacy implications of FaceApp and facial recognition

Twitter users were happily sharing hilarious, elderly, wrinkled selfies of their future selves under the hashtag #faceappchallenge – then somebody pointed out FaceApp was developed by a Russian company. Read More

Proxyclick to unveil face recognition-equipped visitor management solution at IFSEC International 2019

From facial recognition and external watch lists, to the most comprehensive suite of access control integrations on the market, Proxyclick is set to showcase the industry’s most enhanced solution to visitor security at IFSEC International 2019. Read More

Facial Recognition and GDPR: Behind the scenes at IFSEC International

An event on IFSEC International’s scale requires an enormous amount of preparation and organisation. With over 27,000 security professionals in […] Read More



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