How to Use Face Recognition (AMDV5M32)

Face recognition is used to locate and determine facial similarities detected by the system. Images for face recognition are registered in a face library, by the user, and accessed using a face recognition smart search tool that is built into the DVR. Please note, the DVR can support a max of 2 face detection & recognition channels. For more information on how to use these options please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Open a web browser and log into the web UI for your device. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.

Step 2: Click on the AI option located in the main menu and ensure you are in the face detection menu located in the Parameters field. Click the Enable option. 


Step 3: Click on the Database option located in the AI mode menu and click on Face Database Config. Click Add to begin registering images and create a face library. Enter a name for your face library and click OK. The library will now be saved to the database. Click on the Details section to begin adding images into the library. 


Step 4: Click Register ID, enter the requested information, click the "+" option to add the image. Click OK. Click the "X" option to exit the details interface. 

Step 5: Navigate back to the Face Recognition menu in the Parameters section and click on the "+"  option to import the face library. Click OK


The similarity percentage will default to 80%. This will be the similarity threshold that the system will recognize the image. This percentage can be modified by clicking the gear wheel option under the parameters column. Please note, stranger alarm allows the system to alert once an unrecognized face is detected.

Step 6: Click OK to save the settings. 

Viewing Face Recognition Data 

All face recognition data retained by the system can be accessed using the Face Recognition option located in the Smart Search menu. A search by attributes or a search by picture can be performed. Searching by attributes will load all face recognition data found in the system whereas searching by a picture will filter and display only the faces chosen by the user.

To search by attributes, enter the start and end time of the event in the interface and then click Search. The interface will display all face recognition data. To view the event, click on the event you would like to view then click the play button in the interface.

To view specific face recognition data by image, click on the Search by Picture tab located in the Face Recognition interface.

If searchable images are already uploaded into a face library click on Face Library and select an image from the interface, then click OK to begin a search. If you would like to add images locally click Local Upload and follow the on-screen prompts to upload images. A USB flash drive with applicable images (in jpeg format) can be used to upload images to the DVR. Once an image has been loaded, enter the start and end time of the event, and click Search.

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