Allocate findface-video-worker to Camera Group

In distributed architectures, it is often necessary that video streams from a group of cameras be processed in situ, without being redistributed across remote findface-video-worker instances by the main server.


Among typical use cases are hotel chains, chain stores, several security checkpoints in the same building, etc.

In this case, simply allocate the local findface-video-worker to the camera group.

Do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Preferences tab. Click Camera Groups.

  2. Open the camera group settings.

  3. In the Labels, create or select one or several allocation labels. Save changes.

  4. If you use the CPU-accelerated version, open the findface-video-worker configuration file and specify the allocation labels in the following format: label_name=true (label terminal_1 in the example below).

    sudo vi /etc/findface-video-worker.ini

    If you use the GPU-accelerated version, open the findface-video-worker-gpu configuration file and specify the allocation labels as such:

    sudo vi /etc/findface-video-worker-gpu.ini
    labels = terminal_1=true
  5. Restart findface-video-worker(-gpu).

    sudo systemctl restart findface-video-worker.service
    sudo systemctl restart findface-video-worker-gpu.service


If a camera is assigned an allocation label, its video stream can be processed by a findface-video-worker(-gpu) instance with the same label, as well as by all unlabeled findface-video-worker(-gpu) instances.


If a labeled camera is processed by an unlabeled findface-video-worker(-gpu) instance and a free similar-labeled instance appears, the camera won’t automatically switch to the latter. To switch the camera, restart the similar-labeled findface-video-worker(-gpu) instance.