“Walter Yovany-Gomez evaded authorities for years before the FBI put him on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list,” writes Ryan Lucas in their recent NPR article entitled “How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer.”
According to the article, “Gomez, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was wanted in connection with a brutal murder in Plainfield, N.J., that took place in May 2011. Police almost nabbed him a month afterward — but Gomez jumped out a second-story window and escaped.”
“Investigators finally tracked him down and arrested him in August 2017 in a gym parking lot in Northern Virginia,” writes Lucas.
The article continues, “Gomez's capture made headlines at the time, but the details of how investigators put the pieces together — with the help of a tipster and facial recognition technology — have not been previously reported.”
“Interviews by NPR with law enforcement officials and others now reveal the role that digital facial recognition software played in the case at a time when authorities' use of such technology is under increasing public scrutiny,” Lucas explains.
This topic is timely for us.
We see the use of facial recognition technology increase across property operations.
It’s a powerful solution for operations leaders.
You can keep your property and everyone on it safe.
And we want you to know you can enhance it even more.
Keep reading; we’re going to share how you can take your facial recognition technology even further with a proactive software solution designed for real-time communication of facial recognition.
FACIAL RECOGNITION IMPROVES SECURITY EFFECTIVENESS
Let’s look at the basics.
At the minimum, facial recognition software gives you the opportunity to spot the bad guys.
Whether you catch them at the right time or not depends on your level proactiveness.
Be honest with yourself.
Do you run a reactive or Proactive operation?
There are critical complexities associated with Proactive operations – it takes hard work to employ Proactive Operations.
This level of performance will determine your security effectiveness.
A Proactive operation has the right strategy, infrastructure, and technology in place to leverage the value of advanced facial recognition technology.
And the technology is what we’re focused on today.
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE ENHANCES YOUR TECHNOLOGY
Think about your current process for communicating alerts from your facial recognition system.
Take a moment to talk through your process.
Are you done?
How long does that take to communicate to stakeholders and complete the defined protocols?
Are you sweating yet?
We hope not.
But your technology is only as effective as your ability to act efficiently – and stop the bad guys before they make a negative effect.
Leading software providers provide you with integration capabilities giving you the ability to communicate critical facial matches at the speed-of-type™ - we’re talking milliseconds.
- Facial recognition technology flags a match
- An incident is created in the incident management software
- All need-to-know individuals are made aware of the incident instantly
- The suspect is approached, engaged, and apprehended if needed
You need incident management software if you’re using facial recognition technology on your property.
OVER TO YOU
Facial recognition technology is a new opportunity for proactive operations to increase security effectiveness. But having it doesn’t mean you’re maximizing it. Your ability to act on alerts from the technology depends on how Proactive your property is.
High-performing properties are using incident management software to enhance their ability to communicate facial matches at the speed-of-type™. You can do the same. Catch the bad guys before they catch you off guard.