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Cops nab robber using face-recognition app

CHENNAI: A face-recognition app came in handy for police to to nab a serial robber at a vehicle check near the lighthouse on Friday night and rescue a woman who was going with him without knowing his antecedents.
Police said the man, who was identified as Hariharan, confes ..
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Chain snatcher arrested thanks to Facetagr app

The police traced him with the help of FaceTagr app recently introduced by police.
CHENNAI : A 27-year-old chain snatcher was arrested by city police during a vehicle check while trying to elope with a girl near Marina on Friday night. The police traced him with the help of FaceTagr app recently introduced by police.During a vehicle check near the Lighthouse, a police team intercepted a car which was driven by one Hariharan. When he was asked to produce the documents for the vehicle, he did not have any and finding his answers suspicious police used the Facetagr app which revealed that he was allegedly involved in theft and snatching of chains and mobile phones cases in Puducherry.
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The Big Eye: The tech is all ready for mass surveillance in India

Chennai’s T. Nagar, arguably India’s biggest shopping district by revenues and crowded on any given day, gets even more packed in festival seasons as thousands throng its saree and jewellery stores. Every year, Deepavali, less than three months away this year, presents the perfect hunting ground for pickpockets and other petty thieves — and a headache for the local police.
This time, however, the city police have reason to believe it has a handle on things. It has a technology that analyses CCTV footage to spot, in real time, people with a criminal history visiting the T. Nagar area. “We are matching real-time CCTV video footage with our criminal database using the FaceTagr system and if any criminals are identified in that area, we get an immediate alert and we can further investigate,” says P Aravindan, deputy commissioner of police. Last year, FaceTagr, a face recognition software developed by an eponymous Chennai company, was used in a few areas with results that convinced the police to spread it to all of the T Nagar area, he adds.Read More – Factor Daily

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Facetagr app: Chennai police’s bright spark helps nab elusive criminals

CHENNAI: The case of serial chain-snatching incidents, in which a 55-year-old Srinivasan alias Burma Srinivasan from Korrukupet who had been involved in the crime for over 20 years, was arrested, was solved with the help of the Facetagr application, which was introduced by the State police. The only clue the police had in this case was CCTV footage in which the same person was spotted snatching chains in the incidents reported at Valsaravakkam, KK Nagar and other parts of the T Nagar police district.

“Since he already had cases registered against him, his photo was stored in the database. And the CCTV footage was processed through the ‘Facetagr’ application and the suspect was identified in 150 milliseconds,” said P Aravindan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, T Nagar,The app was introduced in the T Nagar police district in October 2017. “This app is used not only for image recognition but also for videos.

CCTV footage with decent quality (approx the image of the face should be 100 pixel) can be loaded in the software and will be processed and compared with the images in the database and the match results are shown in 150 milliseconds,” said Vijay Gnanadesikan, director, Haliscape Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, who developed the Facetagr. He said the CCTV can be connected to track faces real time or also upload the footage and detect the faces. So far, the Chennai police are using it and the Coimbatore police have started using it. Going one step ahead, the police have extended the app to neighbouring States.
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55-year-old chain snatcher held

Was involved in incidents over the last 20 years
A 55-year-old man involved in chain snatching incidents over 20 years in the city, has been arrested by the Washermenpet police.

In the past few weeks, there were reports of chain snatching in Valsaravakkam, K.K. Nagar and other parts of T. Nagar police district. When the police collected CCTV footage, the suspect appeared to be an elderly person. The police then cross-checked the CCTV footage with Facetagr app and found it was Srinivasan alias Burma Srinivasan from Korrukupet. A special team was formed.Read More – The Hindu

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Face recognition app to be introduced

Face recognition app to be introduced
In a bid to crack down on inter-State criminals passing through Vellore and to prevent them from committing crimes in the district, the police will be installing a face recognition application in CCTV cameras and mobile phones of police personnel.
Vellore is an important transition point for those travelling to Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Many criminals commit offences in other States and escape through this district.
“There are plans to install face-recognition software in all the CCTV cameras in Vellore town on a pilot basis. Based on its success, we will be doing it in other parts of the district,” said a senior police officer.Read More – The Hindu

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Chennai police to expand the use of FACETAGR, a facial recognition technology to curb inter-state robbers

While facial recognition technology has been creating ripples in the tech industry in smartphones or through surveillance, the Chennai police have decided to expand the use of its FACETAGR app to other Southern states as well. This step will help them to curb the movement of inter-state robbers.

Representational image. Reuters
Representational image. Reuters
According to The Hindu report, Puducherry’s Crime Record Bureau has provided the criminal data. Other states which are yet to provide the details include Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka. Currently, they have data on 67,000 criminals. This app would help the police departments in finding the details of a person who belongs to a different State.

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Karnataka RPF first to use app for tracking missing kids

BENGALURU: To help real-time tracking of missing children across the state, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will shortly be deploying an app that will instantly track the background of missing children and help in reuniting them with their families. As on date, only the Tamil Nadu State Intelligence and the Tirupati police have such an app to track missing people.

Speaking to The New Indian Express, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) cum Chief Security Commissioner, RPF, D B Kasar said the app ‘Facetagr’ will work on all Android-based smart phones. “It will be integrated with the Koya Paya website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development which has a database of 3.5 lakh children.”

As soon as a child is rescued by the RPF, the photo can be sent to this portal. “In case, the picture tallies with any of the missing children, the software immediatedly shows the match. This may bring solace to parents and children as well as ensure they reach their family safely,” Kasar said.On a pilot basis, the project will be taken up at Bengaluru, Mysuru and Hubballi railway stations within a fortnight. “It will be initially used for trial for a period ranging between three months to six months,” the DIG said.
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