Andhra Pradesh deploys NEC India’s facial recognition system

The Andhra Pradesh State Government has deployed NEC India’s FRS (Facial Recognition Systems) for crowd control and traffic management.

NEC India said it will integrate FRS with the CCTV surveillance cameras installed by the Vijayawada City Police at crucial spots at the river Krishna for ensuring safety and security during festival seasons.

The FRS system from NEC provides real-time identification of anti-social elements using intelligent live closed circuit TV feed analysis from over a thousand CCTV surveillance camera systems to assist front-line policing operations by monitoring and scanning images of suspects and criminals.

NEC India said the system can produce search results within a second, even when linked to a database of over 1.6 million records.

“As Indian Police leverages innovative technologies for a safer and smarter policing, Andhra Pradesh State uses facial recognition technology of NEC for large scale events such as Krishna Pushkaram to ensure safer and  smoother event management for over 50 million people who will participate in 12 day long river festival,” said N Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

“NEC India is working with various states and cities as part of its safer cities initiatives in India. As one of the leading providers of innovative technologies and solutions, NEC’s FRS system plays a critical role in making cities safer and more secure,” said Takayuki Inaba, managing director of NEC India.