Moscow authorities will spend 250 million rubles to expand the facial recognition system in the metro

Moscow authorities will spend 250 million rubles to expand the facial recognition system in the metro


It became known that the Moscow government’s department for competition policy has allocated 252.6 million rubles to expand the data storage system of an intelligent video surveillance system in the metro. The corresponding tender was posted on the public procurement portal a few days ago.

According to the tender, the winning contractor will have to install at least 2,220 hard drives with a capacity of at least 4 TB each. The total storage capacity of CCTV recordings in the Moscow metro is expected to increase by at least 8,880 TB.

Recall that the development of an intelligent video surveillance system for the Moscow metro began in 2015, and it was put into operation in 2018. The system is formed from thousands of cameras installed at stations and used to automatically capture free riders and recognize the faces of people on the wanted list. A few months ago, the Moscow authorities announced the allocation of 1 billion 393 million rubles for the further development of a video surveillance system in the metro, within which cameras will now be installed in train cars.

In general, the city’s video surveillance system is only one of 170 systems at the disposal of the capital’s mayor’s office. It includes about 200 thousand cameras, and in 2017, the installation of cameras with the ability to recognize faces began.



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