Getting Started

Once you have successfully deployed and configured FindFace Multi, it’s time to open the web interface, and get started. In this chapter, you can find a recommended sequence of steps that will help you harness your system’s complete functionality.

In this chapter:

Gear Up for Work

Perform the primary configuration of your system:

  1. Set up the left side navigation bar.

  2. Choose the language.

Organize Cameras

  1. Create a new camera group or use the default one. A camera group is an entity that allows you to group cameras subject to their physical location. For example, cameras at the same entrance to a building can be combined into one camera group.

  2. Add cameras to the camera group and check their statuses.

You may also need:

  1. Configure your system to process video from the group of cameras at their physical location. It may come in handy in a distributed architecture. Learn more.

  2. Consider enabling event deduplication if observation scenes of cameras within the group overlap. This feature allows you to exclude coinciding object recognition events among cameras belonging to the same group. Learn more.

  3. Enable video recording for selected cameras (available with Video Recorder).

Organize Watch Lists and Card Index

  1. Create a new watch list or use the default one. A watch list is an entity that allows you to classify objects (faces, bodies, cars) by arbitrary criteria, e.g., persona non grata, wanted, VIP, staff, etc.

  2. Upload cards and add them in the watch list either manually, in bulk via the web interface, or use the console bulk upload function.

You may also need:

  1. Customize card content. Create additional fields, tabs, and search filters.

  2. Create relations between cards to improve your system analytical capacity.

Start Monitoring Objects

By default, FindFace Multi is monitoring only unmatched objects. To enable a watch list monitoring, make this list active. You can also turn on sound notifications and request manual acknowledgment for the events associated with the list.

You may also need:

  1. Enable automatic clustering of objects of the same origin: face/body images belonging to the same person, images of the same car.

  2. Support laws related to the processing of personal data of individuals (GDPR and similar). Learn more.

Organize Video Surveillance

Create a camera layout for essential video surveillance.

You may also need:

  1. For advanced video surveillance, enable Video Recorder.

Count People and Cars. Measure Distance between People

Set up counters to count faces, bodies, and cars on connected cameras. You can also configure counters to measure distance between bodies. The Counters possibilities can apply to a wide range of situations, such as people counting in queues and waiting areas, monitoring public gatherings, crowding prevention, health protocol enforcement, traffic jam detection, and more.

Manage Areas

Create areas to monitor the presence of people there, using specific rules and schedules. Possible use cases: long queues prevention at retail outlets, theft prevention at enterprises during non-working hours, hazardous area control, work time tracking.

Analyze People

FindFace Multi provide a set of people-related analytical tools:

  1. Analyze interactions. Examine a circle of people with whom a person has previously been in contact.

  2. View ‘know your customer’ analytics (KYC). It is analytics on the number of visitors, their gender, average age, most frequently visited zones, and the character of visits (first-timers or returners). Learn more.

FindFace Multi in Action

  1. Automatically identify objects (faces, bodies, cars) in live video and check them against watch lists. Work with the event history by using various filters.

  2. Harness the episodes. An episode is a set of identification events that feature objects of the same origin (face and body images of the same person and images of the same car) detected within a certain period. As events on the Events tab show up in an arbitrary order, a large number of miscellaneous events can make the work challenging and unproductive. With the Episodes, the system uses AI to organize incoming events based on the objects similarity and detection time. This allows for the effortless processing of diverse events, even in large numbers.

  3. Search for objects in the database of detected objects and card index. Learn more.

  4. Search archived videos for objects under monitoring.

  5. Manually compare two objects and verify that they match.

  6. Build detailed reports on object recognition events, episodes, search events, clusters, counters, cameras, card index, KYC analytics, audit logs, and areas.

Basic Maintenance

  1. Configure automatic cleanup of events, episodes, full frames, and other old data.

  2. Manually purge old data.

  3. Regularly backup the database.

  4. Harness the FindFace Multi comprehensive and searchable audit logs to enhance your system protection.

Go Further

  1. Set up webhooks to automatically send notifications about specific events, episodes, counter records, and areas to a given URL. In this case, when such an event occurs, FindFace Multi will send an HTTP request to the URL configured for the webhook. You can use webhooks for various purposes, for example, to notify a user about a particular event, invoke required behavior on a target website, and solve security tasks such as automated access control. Learn more.

  2. Harness the FindFace Multi functions through HTTP API.

  3. Check out the list of our partner integrations.

  4. Integrate an edge device.