The Essential Contactless Solution for Safer Post-Pandemic Environment

Facial recognition systems have been changing and upgrading ever since it came to market. The technology which initially was doubtful and sceptical regarding the future is now a major business requirement across the globe. The technology has been received now and has innumerous consumers and products. New advancement is happening every day in the biometric access control systems. New algorithms, artificial intelligence and other features to add performance and accuracy to facial recognition systems to expand its usage.

Facial recognition systems have mainly two usages, one is to provide security and the other is workforce management.  In business, facial recognition is a tool used for identification and authentication of human resources. Facial recognition systems provide many features for the purpose of better security even before the pandemic situation. Using an individual face as an access control credentials, face recognition eliminates any need to touch through physical cards or proximity devices or pin codes. Regulations like social distancing norms can be followed well with face recognition systems. Physical exposure is nil with the device and the system surface doesn’t get contaminated offering one of the best biometric security solutions to face the pandemic.

As a workforce management system, face recognition systems can be used to check on employees, to monitor their productive hours, to calculate the time for specific activities and individual personnel tracking. The inability of the time tracking system to provide exact data is still a challenge for the face recognition system.

Screencheck notes that the face recognition system is on-demand now. Selecting the right access control for workforce management is a tedious task and depends on a wide range of variables. Most facial recognition systems work with some form of IR (Infrared) technology for enabling higher visibility of the device. This limits the durability of the system as outdoor or near to window installations might not work in strong ambient lights. Advanced facial recognition systems use as many as 80 wide-angle and 60 narrow angle infrared LED lights for capturing face details even in bad daylight or in brightly lit environments. This enables the new facial recognition systems to be installed near windows, lobbies and building entrances.

Three-dimensional pixel intensity analysis is used in the latest facial recognition systems. Ambient lights contain ultraviolet rays which hinder the face recognition of the system, therefore, three-dimensional pixel intensity distribution analysis minimizes the effect of ambient light when scanning a face by controlling lighting contrasts. This enables the device to recognize any face and check for facial features with its high-quality face templates.

The performance of the facial recognition system is directly related to the efficiency of the reader. Facial recognition systems with different viewing angles to build in visuals makes the reading effortless for the system. The individual can maintain a safe distance from the device and the individual ahead, the system captures facial data with many appropriations and no distortions.

The efficiency of a biometric system lies in the ability in which the system responds to a query. The processing power of the facial recognition system needs to be fast and reliable. The advanced facial recognition system employs a powerful 1.4HGz quad-core processor that executes face template extraction spontaneously. The system responds with up to 3,000 facial database matches within one second. More advanced systems have group matching functionality which is capable of scanning up to 30,000 faces. Advanced multimodal face recognition system has dual authentication for added security. They have multifactor credentialing capabilities providing a varying degree of protection.

Live face detection in monitoring faces in a real-time base in the entry-exit of even a crowded place. Hardware development with thermogram and facial vein recognition system doesn’t yield the expected result and can be implemented only to mainstream access control and workforce management.

Facial recognition readers with multifunctionality can solve many security issues. Videophone capabilities have eliminated the need for separate intercom devices with added security features. The Covid-19 pandemic has exerted the need for a highly accurate, cost-efficient and reliable face recognition system that can help people to access work and family safely.  Selecting the right facial recognition solution from Screencheck, one of the leading suprema distributors in Saudi Arabia for specific access control and/or workforce management is now more important than ever before.