360 Vision Technology has announced the appointment of Super Recognisers International (SRI) in an advisory role. SRI will be liaising with 360 Vision on future performance innovations for the company’s Predator ruggedised PTZ cameras. Headed by Kenny Long, SRI combines a specialist team of experienced investigators and super recognisers. Super recognisers represent 1-2 per cent of the population with the capability to remember 80 per cent of facial detail they have seen, versus just 20 per cent of detail for people with ordinary recognition ability.
Originally serving in the Metropolitan Police, Long was identified as one of the country’s most talented super recognisers, and tasked with helping to identify and bring to justice some of the UK’s most notorious criminals.
Commenting on the new advisory role to 360 Vision, retired DCI Mick Neville, who created the concept of Super Recognisers within the Metropolitan Police, statred, ‘Working closely with a British manufacturer that has the production capability to rapidly introduce enhanced new features will help to ensure the best possible results can be achieved by CCTV operators and super recognisers. Unfortunately technology alone cannot identify suspects in the majority of cases when reviewing post event CCTV.
‘Human operators will be around for a long time to come and developing input that can contribute towards the development of even better camera surveillance technology will be highly beneficial to assist CCTV operators in their role. Having reviewed more CCTV footage than I care to mention, I have been an advocate of 360 Vision’s Predator camera for some time, and have seen many of the UK’s Local Authorities adopt the camera and it offers outstanding video quality.’
Commenting on the new partnership, Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts at 360 Vision Technology. added, ‘Looking forward to the future, teaming up with Super Recognisers International will add an additional dimension to ensure that 360 Vision cameras continue to be developed with leading-edge quality and features that fully support operators at the sharp end of the fight against crime and terror.’
The Predator PTZ is widely used across the UK by local authorities in public space applications. The new Predator DualView dual headed PTZ camera station uses a combination of static megapixel technology, supplemented by optical zoom capabilities.