ISS facial recognition tech deployed on São Paulo Metrô

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Intelligent Security Systems (ISS), a provider of video intelligence and data awareness solutions, has announced that the São Paulo Metrô in Brazil has deployed its SecurOS FaceX solution to protect passengers traveling on Line 3-Red.

According to the company, approximately 1,400 cameras are to be used across 18 transit stations as well as the Itaquera and Belém railyards.

New cameras are also being installed over the next 18 months on several other train routes managed by Metrô, including Line 2-Green and Line 1-Blue, which will also leverage the SecurOS platform for advanced video intelligence.

Last year, ISS says it began work on the most recent expansion of the Metrô security system, which is intended to cover 55 additional transit stations over the next 30 months and create a surveillance footprint that includes more than 5,000 cameras.

In addition to SecurOS FaceX, ISS solutions, including SecurOS Enterprise and SecurOS MCC, form the core of the expanded security system.

The electronic monitoring system, which covers the entire São Paulo Metrô, is connected to a centralized control center that enables real-time detection of suspicious activity and triggers alerts for security operators. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology, the system analyzes images automatically, expanding each operator’s ability to manage and respond to events in the system.

It also provides identification and tracking of objects as well as detection of intrusions into restricted areas, detection of unaccompanied children, missing persons, abnormal movements on platforms and accurate passenger flow counts while simultaneously complying with Brazil’s General Data Protection Act.

“The addition of more powerful video analytics to traditional video monitoring systems has given metropolitan system operators new tools to protect their operations, staff and public users,” said Daniel Feitosa, Regional Director for Brazil at ISS.

“Object tracking, facial recognition, detection of unattended objects or children – all of these are powerful, AI-driven security tools that are available for deployment across large and small systems. ISS is committed to improving global safety and security by delivering the best options for transportation systems.”

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