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By: Jesse Davis West On: October 13, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

To help sports teams and concert promoters provide fans with as safe an experience as possible, we’ve spent long hours building the world’s most powerful and accurate face recognition system for event security and fan experiences. Accordingly, FaceFirst CEO Peter Trepp will anchor an expert panel discussing face recognition...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: October 11, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Every day, dedicated patrol officers head out to serve their communities. But far too often they encounter people who don’t want to be identified. Sometimes they use false IDs. Sometimes they don’t carry IDs at all. And the result is that valuable time and resources are spent manually identifying...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: October 10, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

It’s almost time for the annual IACP Conference and Exhibition. This year, FaceFirst is proud to be participating in the largest event for law enforcement of 2017! We’ll be in the Exhibition Hall October 22-24 in booth #4243. Planning on going to IACP? Here are two great reasons to stop by the FaceFirst booth.  Face Recognition Product Demonstrations ...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: September 20, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

On October 2-4, at the University of Florida, retail loss prevention leaders will gather at LPRC's IMPACT Conference to better understand how the latest research can help them prevent retail crime. It's an incredible event that is uniquely focused on education and research.  

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By: Jesse Davis West On: September 07, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

When a traveler’s bag gets lost or stolen at an American airport, who do they blame? Is it the thief? The TSA? Ask your friends, and you’ll likely hear the same answer: the airline. It’s human nature: travelers tend to associate everything that happens on their trip with the airline that they choose to fly. Whether...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: September 01, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

The D&D Daily recently released a ‘Retail Violent Death Report’ for the first half of 2017, and the news isn’t good. So far this year there have been: 225 total violent retail deaths (up 15% from last year) 201 total acts of retail crime (up 14% from last year)...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 17, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Sporting events welcome people from all walks of life. But there are certain people who pose a safety risk to fans and players and shouldn’t be allowed to attend live games. A recent CNN article pointed to incidents including an incident at Fenway Park, in which a fan threw...

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10
Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 10, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

The weekend of August 5-6 was a bitter reminder of the fact that retail violence is spiraling out of control (see stories from Wal-Mart, Food 4 Less and elsewhere below). The weekend saw customers, store owners and employees suffering violent deaths or injuries. Sadly, weekends like these are increasingly common.  Many are also preventable.   Economic forces are creating a perfect storm in retail that are...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 10, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

It’s been more than 15 years since 9/11, but ISIS’ recently foiled plot to destroy an Australian commercial airplane serves as a stark reminder of how determined terrorists are to strike airplanes and airports. Although the care-free pre-9/11 days of air travel are over, most of us agree that...

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02
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 02, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Retail security experts like Gus Downing have declared that face recognition is on an inevitable path to retail adoption. The reason that retailers are investing in face recognition more aggressively than any other industry is typically to reduce external shrink due to shoplifting and organized retail crime. But what if it also...

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01
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 01, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Until recently, face recognition technology was commonly viewed as something straight out of science fiction. But over the past decade, this groundbreaking technology has not just become viable, it has become widespread. In fact, it’s difficult to read technology news these days without seeing something about face recognition. There...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 26, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Last year, there were 374 violent deaths at retail locations in the U.S. alone, and many of those killed were customers. Obviously, no monetary cost can be assigned to the loss of an innocent life. What’s more, a single customer or employee death in a big box retailer can have a catastrophic effect on a brand....

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By: Gus Downing On: July 21, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Over the last few years the retail industry, the consumers of America and our nation have seen dramatic changes. Never before have we been faced with the challenges that we now face on a daily basis. The online and in-store worlds are colliding and driving retail comp sales and...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 14, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Face recognition offers security and law enforcement professionals unprecedented crime prevention powers that, not too long ago, would have been thought impossible. In an era where terrorists are more determined than ever to strike public places, and shoplifting and organized retail crime are quickly rising, security professionals can do...

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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 12, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

When facial recognition technology was first introduced into the mainstream, the technology or its benefits were not well-understood. Naturally, people feared the technology was the harbinger of dystopian futures they had seen in science fiction films. Now that face recognition technology has been on the market for a while,...

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