Face recognition video surveillance: 7 important questions before buying Software

Software is improving, algorithms of work are becoming more complex. Users find it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of new products and make their choice, decide on a brand. Let’s talk about what questions are important to get answers to before buying surveillance software. 

What is a face recognition feature? 

So what does the “facial recognition” feature bring to the table? Video surveillance today is affordable and fits perfectly in the memory of a cell phone. The ability to recognize faces and maintain lists has become the most sought-after service for businesses. 

Facial recognition systems include:

  1. Distributing visitors by age and gender. 
  2. Maintaining a report on new, repeat visitors for any time interval.
  3. Making “white” and “black” lists of visitors with a function of review and notification.
  4. Instant search for a person from a list available in the system. 
  5. Determination of the amount of time in the workplace, interaction with a visitor, etc. 

Top 7 questions before buying software

Buying a video surveillance system requires a careful approach to choosing the brand, functionality, and long-term uptime. 

So let’s take a look at the top 7 questions you should get answers to before you pay for facial recognition software:      

  • Facial recognition in the current time.  

Clarify and verify the speed of identifying an authorized employee or a person on a setlist. Learn about nuisance trips.

  •  How the monitoring camera will perform in non-ideal conditions.

Test several cameras to understand their effectiveness in non-standard environments.

  •  The video surveillance system has already been installed, but the option of facial recognition needs to be added.

Check which manufacturers’ systems can be used in your case.

  • Recognition function is needed for simultaneous use in several large rooms + control from one point.

Ask the question to what extent this is possible with the selected manufacturer.     

  •  Respecting citizen privacy.

Learn about the ability to delete data from hard drives, record storage time, «blurred witness» feature.

  • How identification systems work to identify people of color, age, gender, and ethnicity.

Clarify whether neural networks can account for these factors and eliminate demographic bias.

  •  The question of financial costs: the cost of software, server maintenance, power, storage, upgrades, additional functions. 

Find out how you can minimize this cost item.   

List of camera brands suitable for facial recognition

There are quite a lot of brands that produce surveillance cameras with facial recognition. When choosing a particular manufacturer, pay attention to the age of the company, the functionality, and the capabilities of the system.

Let’s take a look at the most in-demand CCTV camera suppliers. List of suppliers of video analytics systems:

HikVision. This is a Chinese company that provides a wide range of services for video monitoring. Its products are used by both ordinary citizens for home and large organizations for business. 

Logitech. This is a Swiss company which has been operating since 1981. Its monitoring systems are available all over the world. 

Samsung. This is a widely known South Korean company. A rich assortment of products is popular everywhere for a long time.

Swann. This is an American company that started its work in 1987. The security systems produced by this company vary from basic to large-scale ones with the use of artificial intelligence.

Panasonic. This well-known company was founded in Japan in 1918. It is a large manufacturer of electronic goods.

Bosch. Bosch Security Systems makes not only surveillance cameras but also large-scale security alarm systems.  

Why choose Faceter? 

The efficiency and versatility of the smart video surveillance operating structure that Faceter’s cloud-based video monitoring system uses is confirmed by the University of Washington research university.

Inexpensive cloud storage technology is secure, simple, one hundred percent anonymous. There is no liability for data storage, and system updates are automatic. 

Faceter’s services are available for remote use. Material is processed in a trusted environment in absolute confidentiality. Updating is automatic without user participation, and the pricing policy is more than democratic. 

Faceter’s intelligent capabilities allow you to get the most out of your video surveillance system. 


Today, almost anyone can use video monitoring on a simple smartphone. It doesn’t even require special equipment. Surveillance and facial identification functions are available when using already connected cameras or multiple phones. Contact a professional for advice and the best selection of software.

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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