Japanese tech security firm NEC will implement biometric security systems for the Kuwait National Petroleum Company's large-scale Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery.The security systems NEC will install include video surveillance, access management and emergency broadcast systems.The value of the order is approximately 1.3 billion yen ($10.4 million), and NEC will commence delivery of the systems from December 2015.Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation said, “We are pleased to be able to contribute to JGC's cutting-edge refinery project. NEC possesses some of the world's top-level image recognition and communication technologies, such as facial recognition, crowd behavior analysis, super-resolution technologies and Software Defined Networking (SDN).”He added that NEC hopes to work with engineering companies to propose solutions that integrate these technologies with plant-oriented systems, “in order to contribute to the even safer and more secure operation of important facilities such as refineries and power plants”.Earlier this month, NEC released a new version of its facial recognition algorithm NeoFace which it says provides a 28% improvement in accuracy in comparison to previous releases.The latest NeoFace product release also offers eight times fewer errors than the next highest performing algorithm, the company said.