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.
FaceTec provides universal face authentication solutions to improve access security for organizations around the world. Leveraging decades of Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning experience, FaceTec has set the mobile security standard with ZoOm®, the world’s most secure 3D face login software. ZoOm runs at the app level on all modern iOS and Android smart devices, and delivers patented face authentication technology with unparalleled anti-spoofing liveness detection, 3D depth verification and realtime identity verification; on-device or in the cloud. ZoOm’s features include: Universal Software for iOS & Android Apps; Instant 3D Face Verification; Robust Human Liveness Detection; Quick Selfie-Style Enrollment; Flexible On-Device (FIDO) or In-Cloud Matching; On-demand Audit Trail Images; Trivial SDK Integration; Simple MFA stack integration; Customizable UI/Localization. For more information, and to get the ZoOm demo app and the latest SDK, please visit www.ZoOmLogin.com. 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.
At FST, we believe that security should not interfere with the pace of life. Our identity management solutions use facial recognition along with other biometric technologies to quickly identify persons from a distance and in motion without the need for them to stop or slow down. The IMIDTM product line relies solely on the user’s identity, eliminating the need for fingerprints, keys codes, cards and other invasive biometrics identifiers. Our identity management solution can be seamlessly used for access control, customer loyalty programs and other applications. For more information, please read our white paper Improve your Bottom Line with the Right Identity Management Solution. Products & Services: Financial, Healthcare, Physical Access, Facial Recognition, Multimodal Biometrics
Nok Nok Labs is the leading provider of strong, FIDO-based authentication to organizations with internet-scale mobile and web applications requiring improved user engagement and security. Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Suite software allows organizations to rapidly deliver multifactor authentication that improves user engagement while reducing fraud and deployment complexity. Products & Services: Financial, Mobile Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Voice and Speech Recognition
StoneLock is a global leader in designing and manufacturing secure biometric access control solutions. Utilizing Near-Infrared (NIR) technology, StoneLock technology offers rapid and reliable verification of identity without the use of images – even in total darkness. Our best-in-class solutions will never store personal identifiable information and guarantee ease of use for both users and security professionals. Products & Services: Biometric Security, Financial, Border Control/Airports, Facial Recognition
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
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
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.
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.
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
Crossmatch Technologies is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. Offerings include biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. Products & Services: Border Control, Facial Recognition, Financial/Transactional, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Healthcare, Iris Scanners, Justice/Law Enforcement, Middleware Software, Mobile Biometrics, Other.
Founded in the USA in 2000, Smartmatic’s commitment to innovative technology and democracy has helped it to become the global leader of the electronic voting industry. Today, out of the eight countries pioneering election automation Smartmatic provides technology and services to six of them: Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, the Philippines, USA and Venezuela. The company has managed over 3,500 election projects across five continents, processing over 2.5 billion votes. It serves customers through an organization comprising over 600 employees across 12 offices around the world. Smartmatic is headquartered in London.
For more information, please visit www.smartmatic.com
Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Facial Recognition, Iris Scanner & Recognition, Voice / Speech Recognition, Border, Justice, Other, Justice / Law Enforcement, Border Control, Physical Access Control, Other