Setelsa Security will be integrating RealNetworks’ SAFR facial recognition solution into its own access control and attendance management offerings. SAFR will allow Setelsa to offer face-based authentication services to its customers in Europe and Latin America. The company currently has clients in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and Argentina.
The news comes shortly after Real Networks updated SAFR to improve its performance for people wearing masks. The solution is now 98.85 percent accurate when asked to identify covered faces, which means that users do not need to remove their masks to gain access to secure areas during the pandemic. SAFR also offers mask detection capabilities, and can give venue operators detailed insights about mask usage rates and crowd behavior.
Setelsa will first bring SAFR’s access control technology to one of its clients in the banking sector. It will then expand to provide coverage to other clients in other industries. SAFR offers liveness detection to prevent spoofing and other forms of fraud, and is compatible with multiple COTS camera types, including USB webcams and the cameras embedded in ATMs, smartphones, slot machines, and other devices. The platform will notify security whenever an intruder tries to gain fraudulent access to a system.
“Recent research to improve liveness assurance has strengthened SAFR’s readiness for real-world secure access deployments,” said SAFR Product Management Senior Director Eric Hess.
“The combination of SAFR’s high-performance computer vision and Setelsa’s leading access control technology has resulted in a best-in-class offering for Setelsa’s clients across banking, retail, and many other industries,” added SAFR International Sales SVP Jose Larrucea. “Touchless access control that can accurately authenticate users wearing PPE is a game changer and this capability will remain useful even post-pandemic.”
SAFR recently received a pair of contracts to provide facial recognition for the US Air Force. The company’s technology will also be installed at the Cross Border Xpress that connects the Tijuana International Airport to its counterpart in San Diego.
December 2, 2020 – by Eric Weiss