Idemia has launched a video analytics application enhancing security in public and private places.The firm said Augmented Vision supports security officers in identifying persons of interest in real-time, and helps speed up post-event investigations. The application is based on IDEMIA's long-standing expertise in deep learning and biometrics for video and image analysis including IDEMIA's facial recognition technology: a longstanding best-in-class combination of efficiency, scalability and accuracy for facial recognition as evidenced by IDEMIA's leading position in the most recent NIST benchmarks.Augmented Vision can be easily integrated into any infrastructure, for example into an existing video management solution, or an access control system:Video analytics – with live video feeds from standard CCTV cameras located in public or private areas, IDEMIA helps enhance security through a direct alert if a person of interest is detected. The alert functionalities will also significantly reduce time needed for video and image analysis during post-event investigations.Access control – if a person of interest tries to enter an unauthorized area, the security system can automatically deny access. Identifying a number of people can also be used to grant access, for example by allowing employees or VIPs to enter certain secure areas.”Augmented Vision leverages all of IDEMIA's latest technologies to offer a complete and accurate solution based on our leadership in biometric capture and analysis as well as real-time video data analysis. With this new analytics application, we enhance security, increase throughput while improving user experience”, said Philippe Barreau, IDEMIA Executive Vice President of the Public Security & Identity Business Unit.”With Augmented Vision, we give our Partners the capability to capitalize upon existing video surveillance infrastructures with biometric access control. It paves the way for our next facial recognition-based innovations for access control and time & attendance applications”, added Yves Portalier Executive Vice President of the Connected Objects Business Unit.