TVT Facial Recognition

The Basics

This video demonstrates the TVT Facial Recognition Camera. Having a facial recognition camera allows you to automate many features of your system, simply by walking into a room. 

The camera costs around the same as an entry-level to intermediate camera, and TVT has added this feature onto many of their more recent products.

To access this feature, first go into the “intelligent analytics” section on the menu at the top of the page. If you select “all” then “search” you will see thumbnails of each of the people that have accessed the area on that day. If you select any of these thumbnails, it will show a short clip on the left of when that person walked through the area.

You can use lists to filter the people that walk through the area.

When selecting the “general” option, it will show you all the people that are already loaded into the system. 

When selecting the “stranger” option, it will show you all the people that have accessed the area that are not loaded into the system.

You have the capability to add people to a block list, and if they are detected they will show up here.

It is important to note that the camera will identify people based on how much the face that is picked up matches what is already in the system. Anything over a 75% match will be recognised. This threshold is adjustable.

Searching in the system

If you select the image icon on the top left of the program. When it has opened, select the plus symbol in the box, and you will see a list of the faces you have loaded into the system. Select the face you are searching for and click “Select Face” to bring up all the instances that that person has been recognised by the camera in that area.

Face Attendance

The “Face Attendance” section is a usual feature for monitoring staff attendance. You can select the days of the week an employee works (for example, Monday-Friday) and the time you expect them to start and finish.

The system will then search for the faces it recognises in that time frame. The camera will delegate the amount of days that employee has worked over a few categories:

Anyone that is first recognised on, or before that start time and last pick up on or after that finish time will have their days marked in the normal category.

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If the system first picks up a face after that start time, those days will appear in the “late” category.

If the system last recognises a face prior to the finish time, those days will appear in the “leave early” category.

If the system does not pick up that face at any time, those days will appear in the “absenteeism” category.

If the system only picks up a face once during the day, it will appear in the “exception” category.

It is important to have the camera strategically placed to ensure accuracy of this. If your camera has been correctly placed, you should not have anyone appear in the “exception” category. This is a very useful tool in monitoring if you have a staff member that is consistently leaving early or arriving late.

Face Check In

In the “Face Check In” section, you can view all the faces loaded into your system. You will be able to see how many days the system has detected that face within the date range you have selected. If you click on the click on the detail section of each listing, you will be able to view all the times and dates the system has picked up that face.

You can also search only a for faces picked up only on a particular camera. For example, if you have one camera facing where people walk into the area, and one facing when people walk out of an area, you can select just the one. To utilise this feature to its full extent, it is recommended to have a camera facing each way

Target Database

The “Target Database” section is where you can upload different faces into the system. To add someone to a list, first select the list that you wish to add them to. Click the “Add” button on the top left and a box will pop up in the middle of the screen. On the right of the the pop up, you will see a blank box . Click the “Add” button at the bottom of the box. This will bring up a list of faces that the camera has picked up during the time frame selected. 

Select the thumbnail of the person you wish to add, then select “OK”. You will then be able to enter the name and other details of that person. Once you have entered their details, click “OK” and they will be added to that list.

You can use the lists you create to trigger responses from your security system. For example, if your camera picks up a face that is on its block list, you can have it set up to sound a siren, notify you, or lock down the premises.