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Solutions for a safer city

When a blacklisted subject is detected, the system sends an alarm to the mobile phones of the security guards

Facial recognition is being used to make Phuket a safer city
Facial recognition is being used to make Phuket a safer city

The city of Phuket in Thailand is installing facial recognition technology as part of its Safe City project.


Herta, a world leader in the development of facial recognition, will install its solution across the city, which also includes a command centre, a smart card system, a high speed network link and automatic license plate recognition.


The Safe City project has been implemented in partnership with Point IT. The focus of the project is to secure the city and make it safer for the citizens through these innovation.


At the security checkpoint, policemen use their mobile phones to take a picture of all passengers in the vehicles accessing the city. Then, the picture/video streaming is transferred via wireless AP to the network of Herta’s BioSurveillance NEXT system. Every time a blacklisted subject is detected, the system sends an alarm to the mobile phones of the security guards.


"We are very proud to provide leading facial recognition solutions for the safety of an entire city. It is a great opportunity that will bring more projects in other cities during the upcoming months. We are very confident that Herta’s software performance, technological capabilities and global experience will solve the strong needs of safe city projects like Phuket’s," says Javier Rodríguez, Herta’s CEO.


"Our partner Point IT has great local understanding and has proved to be an excellent partner. We strongly believe these are the first steps to bring new value to the safe city projects worldwide."


Herta, which is based in Barcelona and with offices in Madrid, London and Los Angeles, offers robust, end-customer oriented solutions for video surveillance, access control, and marketing requirements. Its international projects include safe-cities, airports, train and metro stations, prisons, banks, casinos, sports stadiums, shopping malls, military, police and forensic applications. Herta has partners in 50 countries and more than 150 certified integrators globally.


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