Security Director News: Mexican prisons deploy 3VR's facial recognition technology

April 3, 2012 | Coverage

Several prisons in the Mexican state of Guanajuato are using facial recognition software from 3VR to manage visitors and keep tabs on suspects who act as intermediaries between gang members behind bars.

By Whit Richardson, Security Director News

LAS VEGAS – Several prisons in the Mexican state of Guanajuato are using facial recognition software from 3VR to manage visitors and keep tabs on suspects who act as intermediaries between gang members behind bars.

At the largest prison in Guanajuato, in the city of Leon, which is just north of Mexico City, there are sometimes 1,500 visitors a day, Pablo Antonio Sanchez Urbina, Guanajuato's undersecretary of public security, told Security Director News at last week's ISC West. One day a year, as many as 2,500 visitors a day show up for the general visit, which Urbina said is like a national holiday in Mexico. "It's very difficult for us because too many people look alike," Urbina said, referring to the task of making sure the people who are visiting the prisons are the same ones leaving at the end of their visit.

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