Like all new disruptive technology, the facial recognition is improving the way things are traditionally done.
Access control is currently based on the use of a card, a keyboard with code, a fingerprint or even an attendant who opens the door.
Today, also, you can use the facial recognition in access control to open doors, barriers or turnstile and thus give access to an area just by showing the face.
Why use facial recognition in access control?
The system is much faster than a card reader or a device with a pin or fingerprint code. That is the reason why this technology is now being used in airport’s boarding gate accesses, as both airports and airlines managers know the value of saving time.
Improved user experience
The user does not need to remember a pin, or carry anything with him, just his face.
Reduces access fraud
A card can be lost and a pin can be copied. But, using the face as a means of identifying people is much safer.
Given that security is an important aspect in many buildings, one should have a special warning with vendors that claim to perform the function of recognizing people but, in reality, they do not use technologies that guarantees a performance or compliance.
LFIS facial recognition software from Gemalto, is approved and tested by the NIST, and recently, its algorithm finished as top 1 in the Biometric Technology Rally held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). LFIS provides the peace of mind of using a safe and tested technology.
How does facial recognition work in access control?
The user passes near an IP camera, which sends a live video streaming to a server PC with the face recognition software LFIS installed. The software then compares the live image with the image of the list of authorized people and if it matches gives access.
LFIS Check can also be integrated into kiosks or other systems without the need for a server PC.
Do I need a new barrier or access door to use facial recognition?
If the existing system in the building offers the option to integrate, LFIS can be easily integrated by commands or contact closures and therefore use the existing barrier, door or turnstile.
What camera do I need?
The software accepts any OMVIF IP camera, or even USB cameras. It only requires that you capture a good pose, focus and definition of the face to facilitate the identification of people.
What other applications does facial recognition have in access control?
It could as well be used to recognize people from groups (workers, cleaning staff, temporarily authorized personnel, guests, etc.), as well as to identify VIPs clients or even potential threats who want to access the building.
Would you like more information?
In Sonotrack we are specialists in facial recognition systems for all types of applications, and we are able adapt the technology to the requirements of each project.
We offer the Gemalto LFIS software, which is a world top technology, which offers security, flexibility and guarantee of performance.
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