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29th March 2023 Issue no. 649

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Aurora to show AI-powered facial recognition system FaceSentinel at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2016

* FaceSentinel.jpgPioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora will be exhibiting its Artificial Intelligence-powered biometric access control system, FaceSentinel, at the Security & Counter Terror Expo in London on April 19 and 20.

FaceSentinel is the world's first biometric access control authentication product powered by Deep Learning. Designed for integration with existing access control systems, the ground-breaking facial recognition system uses AI and infrared light to achieve unparalleled facial recognition speed, accuracy and reliability.

FaceSentinel works with existing high-security access control systems to authenticate passholders: a registered user swipes his or her pass card or key fob and FaceSentinel simply confirms whether the person holding the credential is the same person registered within the organisation's access permissions system. This authentication happens in a second or less, providing unrivalled levels of access security for high risk sites including power stations and other utilities and critical national infrastructure facilities.

Gary James, Aurora's Head of Sales and Customer Relations, says the development of FaceSentinel allows users to add a further layer of authentication to crucial security zones and buildings without compromising their operational efficiency.

"The key with FaceSentinel is that it is extremely fast, and totally unobtrusive and non-invasive," he says. "Its world leading accuracy means that site operators and government agencies have a further powerful identity management tool to protect access to sites that require the highest levels of security."

Deep Learning is a pioneering technique used to create a highly optimised Artificial Intelligence. It works by first creating a blank "brain": an artificial neural network. This brain is then trained to recognise faces by presenting it with millions of face image examples, enabling it to become more experienced, faster and more accurate at the facial recognition task than any human or existing technology could be. Aurora's Deep Learning capacity is the result of work done by its R&D department - a team of six PhD facial recognition experts led by Head of Research, Dr Tom Heseltine.

The cutting edge technology behind FaceSentinel also includes the use of infrared cameras to overcome the inherent challenge presented to facial recognition by fluctuations in natural light.

Security & Counter Terror Expo is an event for professionals tasked with protecting assets, business, people and nations from terrorism. It brings over 9000 attendees from across the globe together to see the latest technology, hear about the latest developments, share best practice and ensure that their threat mitigation strategies are effective.

At the show, Aurora will be exhibiting with its partner IDL, manufacturer of FastLane Turnstiles. Visit Aurora and see FaceSentinel in action at Security & Counter Terror Expo on stand 131. To pre-book a meeting and demo email Gary James on [email protected]

Security & Counter Terror Expo takes place at London Olympia on April 19 and 20. Find out more and register to attend at


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