What is facial recognition?
Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition technology measures and matches the unique characteristics for the purposes of identification or authentication. Often leveraging a digital or connected camera, facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.
Face scanning biometric tech is incredibly versatile and this is reflected in its wide range of potential applications.
Where do I find facial recognition?
Face biometrics have the potential to be integrated anywhere you can find a modern camera. Law enforcement agencies the world over use biometric software to scan faces in CCTV footage, as well as to identify persons of interest in the field. Border control deployments use face recognition to verify the identities of travelers. It even has consumer applications.
Thanks to its software based nature, face recognition tech has paved the way for selfie-based authentication on smartphones. Banking apps (like the one offered by USAA), payment apps (like MasterCard’s video selfie system) and simply logical access control—these are all made possible on any mobile device with a front facing camera.
We are also seeing face biometrics in the digital world, with Facebook, ShutterStock, and other social platforms that seek to organize incredible amounts of rich image data by identifying the people captured in them.
How is facial recognition making a difference?
Facial recognition doesn’t just deal with hard identities, but also has the ability to gather demographic data on crowds. This has made face biometrics solutions much sought after in the retail marketing industry.
St. Mary’s Catholic secondary school in St. Louis uses biometric cameras to scan faces and keep campus safe. Similar solutions can be seen making airport terminals more secure.
As a contactless biometric solution that’s easy to deploy in consumer devices, face recognition is showing the public just how convenient strong authentication can be.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Facial Recognition solutions.
Aware provides COTS, standards-based biometrics software for law enforcement, border management, defense, credentialing, and access control. Each product provides granular functionality and is available a la carte:
- SDKs for fingerprint, face, and iris
- Capture device hardware abstraction
- Image quality assurance
- Standard-compliant data formatting and validation
- BioComponents™ enrollment applets and controls
- URC™ .NET biometric enrollment application
- WebEnroll™ browser-based biometric enrollment
- Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™)
- Nexa™ fingerprint, face, and iris search and match SDKs
- INQUIRE™ identity data analytics SDK
Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Middleware / Software, Justice / Law Enforcement, Facial Recognition
FacePhi is a global leader in Facial Recognition technology. With a strong concentration in the financial sector, our product is rapidly becoming a service used by banks all over the world. Our technology enhances the client experience effortlessly by simply using the camera on their smartphone to take a selfie; this then becomes their method of identification and interaction with the bank’s mobile application.
Pinn exists to solve the fundamental problems with authentication: user experience, customization, and security. We’ve taken a completely fresh approach to authentication that incorporates device security, biometrics, and reporting via APIs and SDKs with complete customizability. Our mission is simple – we are making authentication frictionless and secure. Products & Services: Behavioral Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Voice Recognition, Financial, Healthcare Biometrics
IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. Product & Services: Fingerprint, Facial, Iris, Healthcare, Border Control/Airports, Financial, Justice/ Law Enforcement, Logical Access, Physical Access, Smartcards, Time & Attendance.
Onfido is the new identity standard for the internet. Our AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how we give companies like Transferwise, Zipcar and Bitstamp the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely. Our mission is to create a more open world, where identity is the key to access. For more information, please visit www.onfido.com. Products & Services: Biometrics Security, Financial, Mobile Biometrics, Facial Recognition
Crossmatch® solutions solve security and identity management challenges for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Our proven DigitalPersona® composite authentication software is designed to provide the optimal set of authentication factors to meet today’s unique risk requirements and afford complete enterprise authentication coverage. Crossmatch identity management solutions include trusted biometric identity management hardware and software that deliver the highest quality and performance required for critical applications. Our solutions support the financial, retail, commercial, government, law enforcement and military markets. With 300 employees and customers in more than 80 countries, Crossmatch sets the standard for innovation and reliability. Learn more: Crossmatch.com Products & Services: Biometric Security, Border Control, Financial, Healthcare, Justice/Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Iris Scanners, Middleware & Software.
Invixium is a leading manufacturer of beautifully designed, modern, IoT ready biometric products for access control, time and attendance tracking and smart homes & buildings. Fiercely passionate about revitalizing the antiquated biometrics industry, our enthusiasm for innovation and product development is fueled by the desire to eliminate antiquated means of entry; enabling people to use the technology they were born with. Products & Services: Facial Recognition, Fingerprint, Consumer Biometrics, Physical Access, Time & Attendance
Sensory, Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory’s technology is widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. With its TrulyHandsfree™ voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms’ ultra-low power “always listening” touchless control. Sensory’s TrulySecure™ is changing the authentication landscape with highly accurate voice and facial biometric fusion. To date, Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over half a billion units of leading consumer products. Visit Sensory at www.sensory.com
FaceTec provides certified, class-leading biometric authentication solutions for mobile and web applications requiring certified, high-performance liveness detection. FaceTec created a new standard in face biometrics, ZoOm® 3D Face Login. The only unphishable and unshareable biometric modality, ZoOm is ideal for onboarding and virtually any identity and access management requirement. FaceTec provides biometric security on five continents for some of the world’s leading organizations in ID and access management, financial services, mobile payments, connected transportation and more. Please visit www.ZoOmLogin.com for more information. Products & Services: Facial Recognition / Authentication for mobile Banking / Financial, Transportation, IoT, Healthcare, Insurance, Education and all use cases requiring high levels of mobile access security.
NEC has been at the forefront of defining leading-edge biometric identification solutions for over 40 years. NEC’s identification technologies include finger/palm print, DNA and face recognition solutions. NEC has developed some of the world’s largest and most complex identification infrastructure projects for government and law enforcement. Our mission is to help government and businesses use technology to build a safer environment for life and work. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Mobile Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Justice/Law Enforcement, Financial and Transactional, Border Control/Airports, Healthcare Biometrics, Multi-modal Biometrics, Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control