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The Future of Facial Recognition Cameras for Security

Skyscaper enterprise buildings with facial recognition cameras for security

Facial recognition cameras are becoming increasingly popular for security purposes. These cameras use software to identify and track faces in a crowd. While the technology is not perfect, it is rapidly improving, and offers many benefits for businesses, schools, governments, and other organizations. In this article, we will discuss the basics of facial recognition cameras, their benefits, and how they are being used today.

How Facial Recognition Cameras Work

Code of facial recognition software

Facial recognition cameras use software to identify and track faces in a crowd. The software analyzes the shapes of faces and compares them to a database of known faces. If a match is found, the camera will track the person’s movements. As the technology behind facial recognition cameras is still developing, choosing people to track can be a bit tricky. This is because in order for the camera to recognize and store specific people, you must either manually add photos of them or allow the camera to take its own picture of them.

As opposed to something static like a fingerprint, faces are three-dimensional and always in motion, so cameras need time to “learn” faces by observing them from a variety of perspectives, usually over the course of several days. This is similar to setting up Face ID on a new iPhone. Hence, it may take a bit of time for facial recognition cameras to become more accurate with their tracking. Regardless, as the technology continues to improve, it is likely that facial recognition cameras will become increasingly common.

Benefits of Facial Recognition Cameras

Woman scanning her face before gaining access to secure information

The benefits of facial recognition cameras are manifold. They can be used for security purposes in businesses and governments, as well as for research and marketing purposes.

Enhanced Safety

Facial recognition cameras can be used to identify criminals and terrorists. By tracking the movements of known criminals, law enforcement officials can better protect the public. In addition, facial recognition cameras can be used to identify victims or suspects in a crime. This can help law enforcement officials to catch criminals and solve crimes more quickly. Overall, facial recognition cameras often lead to enhanced security.

Research

Facial recognition cameras can also be used for research purposes. Scientists can use facial recognition software to study the movement of people in a crowd. This information can be used to improve traffic flow and public safety.

Marketing

Finally, facial recognition cameras can be used for marketing purposes. Businesses can use facial recognition software to track the behavior of customers in a store. This information can be used to improve customer service and make better marketing decisions

All in all, businesses, governments, and research agencies can all benefit from facial recognition cameras. Some benefits of facial recognition cameras include: enhanced security, improved public safety, and corrected marketing techniques.

Where to Place Facial Recognition Cameras

Airport that uses facial recognition cameras to manage threats of terrorism and crime

There are many places where facial recognition cameras can be used for security purposes. Some of the most common locations include airports, train stations, and stadiums. These cameras can also be used in banks, schools, and other public places.

Facial recognition cameras are most effective when they are used in a centralized location. This means that the camera should be able to see all areas of the room or building. If the camera is too small or if it is hidden in a corner, it may not be able to capture all of the faces in the room.

It is also important to consider the lighting conditions in the room. The camera should be located in an area that has good lighting so that the faces can be easily seen. If the lighting is too dim, the camera may not be able to identify people’s faces.

Overall, many businesses may benefit from using facial recognition cameras. However, it may be daunting when deciding which facial recognition cameras is best for your organization. Monarch is here to help.

Verkada with Facial Recognition Cameras

Here at Monarch, we will work with you to design security solutions that are tailor-made for your organization. Together, we will design, implement, and oversee a security infrastructure with live video monitoring for both safety and convenience.

Verkada offers a wide range of security products, including facial recognition cameras, access control, intrusion
sensors and professional monitoring. All Verkada devices integrate with each other and are managed from a single cloud dashboard. Consider the following features of all Verkada devices:

Simple to Use
  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or server is required. This means you pay for what you use – and that’s all. This reduces any extra overhead operations and the associated expenses,
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates: No need to worry about if your devices are working properly or are up-to-date with our Verkada devices.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Just a standard Ethernet cable is required for the cameras to be brought online and fully operational within minutes.
  • Accessible Anywhere, Anytime: Access archived or live feed videos on any device or browser
Scalable
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud: Reduce your organizations’ liability risk with unlimited cloud archiving offered by Verkada cameras.
  • Unlimited Users Allowed: You can easily authorize admins access to an unlimited number of users.
  • Infinitely Scalable: No matter how large the facility is, we can help you keep everyone on the same page. 
Limitlessly Smart
  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection, person of interest detection, and license plate detection are all available.
  • Live Alerts: Receive instant alerts in any meaningful event
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
  • 10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected

Facial Recognition Cameras: Overview of Verkada’s Cloud-Based Cameras

Verkada Camera Family - all cameras have facial recognition capabilities

Verkada offers technology that is secure and easy to use for users seeking facial recognition cameras. The set-up is simple: once a device is installed, it is online and fully operational within just a few minutes.

Other features of our facial recognition cameras include the following:

  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection and person of interest detection. You can easily receive alerts when a person of interest re-enters your business.
  • Smart Filters: Search for specific people, vehicles, and objects without having to spend too much time scrubbing through footage.
  • License Plate Recognition: Identify license plates of interest in your parking lot.
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
  • Time lapse: Watch a day of footage in under 30 seconds with timelapses.
  • Floor Plan: Quickly respond to incidents with real-time motion plotting. 

Additionally, Verkada offers facial recognition security cameras that are thoughtfully designed. The cameras have a durable design, firmware signing, and can detect tampering. Choose the security cameras that fit your needs and ensure safety.

Facial Recognition Cameras: Verkada’s Cameras

We offer a variety of facial recognition cameras to meet your security needs including: the Verkada Indoor Dome Series, the Verkada Outdoor Dome Series, the Verkada Bullet Series, the Verkada Mini Series, and Verkada Fisheye Series.

Verkada Indoor Dome Series
Verkada Dome facial recognition camera to guard against threats

The Verkada Indoor Dome Camera is designed for indoor, high-traffic areas. It is the perfect general-purpose security camera for facial recognition. There are three versions of this camera: CD42, CD52, and C62.

CD42CD52CD62
TypeIndoorsIndoorsIndoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range 15m30m30m
RatingIK08IK08IK08
The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series
Verkada facial recognition Outdoor Dome Camera mounted on brick building

The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series is both weather- and tamper-resistant.  Its capabilities function well even in areas with limited bandwidth and connectivity. They are perfect for monitoring the parking lot and the exterior of buildings (e.g., to capture key license plates). There are three versions of this camera: CD42-E, CD52-E, and C62-E.

CD42-ECD52-ECD62-E
TypeOutdoorsOutdoorsOutdoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range 15m30m30m
RatingIK10 & IP67IK10 & IP67IK10 & IP67
The Verkada Bullet Series
Verkada facial recognition Bullet Camera captures high resolution footage

The Verkada Bullet Series is ideal for long range, outdoor surveillance. It is built to withstand harsh environments, allowing for facial recognition. The Verkada Bullet camera is available in two lens types: wide angle and telephoto. There are four versions of this camera: CB51-E, CB61-E, CB51-TE, CB61-TE.

CB51-ECB51-TECB61-ECB61-TE
TypeIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution 5MP5MP4K4K
Type of LensZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal lengthZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
Standard RetentionUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
Standard StorageUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 DaysUp to 90 Days
Audio
IR Range30m50m30m50m
RatingIK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167
The Verkada Mini Series
Verkada facial recognition Mini Camera

The Verkada Mini Series offers both flexibility and enhanced resolution for clear footage. The Mini Camera is a compact size that can fit any space, anywhere indoors. There are three versions of this camera: CM41-S, CM41, and CM41-E.

CM41-SCM41CM41-E
TypeIndoorIndoorOutdoor
Image Resolution5MP5MP5MP
Type of LensFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 90 daysUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 Days
Standard StorageUp to 385GBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYes
IR RangeN/A15m15m
RatingN/AIK08IK10 & IP67
The Verkada Fisheye Camera
Verkada facial recognition Fisheye Camera for versatile viewing modes

The Verkada Fisheye Camera provides a panoramic view of the entire property – both indoor and outdoor. This camera allows for total surveillance coverage.

Fisheye CF81-E
Type Indoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution12MP
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionMaximum of 90 Days of Standard Quality Retention
Standard StorageUp to 2TB of Onboard Storage
IR Range20M
Angle of View180°
RatingIK10 and IP67 
AudioYes
NDAA CompliantYes
Analytics Ambarella Chipset for People and Vehicle Analytics
Viewing ModesPanoramic; Four–Way Split; Pan-Tilt–Zoom

The Verkada Fisheye Camera (CF81-E) is an ideal security camera for facial recognition. With the option to switch between circle, ePTZ, 2-view, 3-view, or 4-view modes on the CF81-E, you can do away with the need for multiple camera installations. You can also take advantage of features like digital pan-tilt-zoom to increase coverage and lessen blind spots.

Three different view modes are supported by the CF81-E. You can customize the view mode to meet the requirements of the install location.

  • 180° Panoramic: A wide-angle view that is ideal for an open area or a corridor.
  • Four-way split: Use a single camera to watch four distinct fields of view.
  • Pan-tilt-zoom (ePTZ): Provides a panoramic, all-encompassing view of your environment.
180° PanoramicFour-way SplitPan-Tilt-Zoom
Privacy ZonesYYY
People Counting YY
People AnalyticsYY
Vehicle CountingYY
Vehicle AnalyticsYY
Crowd AlertsYY
Motion AlertsYYY
Motion SearchYYY
Audio YYY
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Facial Recognition With Verkada

While there are various benefits to facial recognition cameras, including safety and security, it is important to consider the potential risks as well. Monarch’s facial recognition cameras offer a great solution that balances these concerns by providing top-notch security while also respecting privacy.

Updated: Nov 26

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