Vancouver-based biometric solutions provider Face Forensics has issued a new version of its F2 facial recognition platform.
It’s an access control system that combines smart cards with biometrics for enhanced security. A user’s facial biometric profile is attached to her ID card; when the user scans or swipes the card through a building entrance’s card reader, her face is scanned via a mounted video camera, with the biometrics compared to those attached to her ID card. Only if they match will the user be allowed entry into the facility.
It’s a system that can be used not only to enable secure access control, but also to stop buddy-punching in attendance tracking, since the biometric component can ensure that the person clocking in or out is actually the registered ID card holder.
It’s another example of the biometric access control and attendance tracking solutions emerging as such technology becomes more accessible to customers. For its part, in a statement announcing the new F2, Face Forensics says the system “is designed to be straightforward to integrate into existing access control systems and connects easily to images in existing industry-standard databases,” which should help to heighten its appeal to organizations in the market for improved security or attendance tracking.
October 14, 2016 – by Alex Perala