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American Dynamics VideoEdge Introduces Facial Biometrics for Quicker Investigation

Tyco Security Products introduces facial biometrics within American Dynamics VideoEdge video surveillance systems for immediate detection and verification of individuals.

Facial biometrics can easily be added to a VideoEdge network video recorder (NVR). Users can quickly conduct a SmartSearch within VideoEdge to automatically find a matching face and view the associated corresponding video. This allows security operators to identify criminals, terminated employees, VIPs and other persons of interest, while also enrolling and saving known faces with video associated for faster future investigations.

Users can save up to 1,000 faces per NVR enrollment database. For example, a retail store can add a photo of a shoplifter at one of its locations to the database so he/she can be seen across the enterprise of sites. If that person enters another store location, operators receive an instant alert to take action and aid in preventing costly shoplifting occurrences.

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“Facial biometrics within VideoEdge offers our customers real value in improving loss prevention and reducing investigation time,” said Jammy DeSousa, Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “The technology used to match multiple points on a face against images stored in the database delivers a high matching success rate for superior performance.”

Each facial biometrics engine is built into the powerful VideoEdge NVR eliminating the need for an additional server. Housing this intelligent feature within the recorder reduces operational costs and improves efficiency.

Additionally, VideoEdge users can utilize the facial verification feature with victor Unified and Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform for a complete, unified solution. Access control card holders are immediately detected and verified. Therefore, if the system detects an unauthorized card use, operators receive instant visual notification.

For more information on American Dynamics VideoEdge facial biometrics feature or other product offerings, please visit

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