Pune police develop facial recognition software for surveillance of home-quarantined persons

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Sunday, 29 March 2020

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, the software will help them avoid direct contact with such persons.

Pune: The Pune Police have developed a facial recognition software system for surveillance over home-quarantined persons in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The software will help them avoid direct contact with such persons.

According to officials, the selfie-app based face recognition and location tracking system enables a passenger/person to register himself/herself with their details such as name, phone number, selfie and other relevant information. The person uploads his/her registration details using the app, following which verification is made against the existing master list of persons/passengers.

In a press release, the police said, “Once the registration is approved, the selfie app enables a passenger to upload attendance in the form of a selfie with location tagging in real-time. This information is then sent to a private cloud-based server, which runs a real-time artificial intelligence-based face recognition and location tracking algorithm and compares against the registered information. When the face data and location data match against the database, a positive attendance/update is made into a dashboard.”

The release further stated that if the face or location data do not match against the database, a real-time alert is triggered for the authorities to take action for noncompliance of home quarantine rules. Frequency of such an authentication and tracking mechanism can be tuned as per the requirement.

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