Benefits of Facial Recognition System
Face Recognition Technology (FRT) is fast growing as a biometric authentication solution. In fact, Face Recognition Technology is predicted to rise from USD 3.85 billion in 2017 to an estimated USD 9.78 billion by 2023. There is a growing acceptance among security conscious organizations, governments and public places like airports, hospitals, banking institutions and more.
However, there are five salient features that qualify Face Recognition Technology to be a part of any security authentication process.
1. Better Accuracy: It offers multiple techniques like 3D mapping, deep learning to provide reliable results that one cannot trick.
2. Greater Security: Face Recognition has been found to be better than fingerprint authentication, doubling the probability of a wrong unlock.
3. Non-Contact Convenient: Face Recognition Technology is easy to use and can be used without the knowledge of the subject adding convenience to the users.
4. Seamless Integration: You can easily incorporate or add Face Recognition tools to your security infrastructure at a low cost within no time.
5. Programmed Solutions: Face Recognition Technology if once automated and included in authentication controls, they deliver accurate security solutions all-round the-clock eliminating the need for security personnel to monitor entry points, securing them and manning security cameras all along.
Application benefit of Facial Recognition System
The application for facial recognition is growing with efforts to utilise the technology to make the world a safer, smarter and more convenient place to live in. Some of the ways the technology is being utilised across industries and functions speak for the wide proliferation of this technology in our lives and lifestyle.
Facial recognition can help prevent local crimes. Be it at the supermarket to stop retail over-the-counter crimes by shop lifters to small thefts in Five Star Hotels that find their toiler papers and toiletries missing. All of it can be prevented.
Unlocking phones – Protecting data
A powerful application of this technology now widely used by many mobile phones to protect data and safeguard information on personal hand phones.
Creating smarter advertising – better targeting
One can curate better campaigns and process right messages by making educated guess of people’s age and gender with facial recognition.
Helps Law Enforcement agents and agencies
A ready database scanning on spot is possible from a distance by using facial recognition technology. Law enforcers could easily identify suspects and wanted criminals on field. The technology can help forensic experts recognise the dead or unconscious in security footage and videos.
Finding missing persons, protecting schools from threats could be an area of application that facial recognition could contribute extensively. Another area could be event-protecting where facial recognition can help surveillance and capture of suspects and ensure safety from unfortunate incidents.
Finding rover, a facial recognition app, that helps to find missing pets, tracking them and alerting the pet owners.
Recognition to our aid – Safety first
Facial recognition can handpick popular personalities amongst multitudes and help you highlight their presence. Imagine a popular personality captured on camera in a huge sporting event. The frenzy is palpable and services to them can be customised and safety can be enhanced aiding in better event or celebrity management.
Recognition can help conduct smooth banking transactions and even validate identities at ATM’s and use it as an authentication tool for safer transaction.
It’s being used at casinos to track cheaters and defaulters to detain them from entering the premises.
Track Attendance – Ensure presence
One can easily use facial recognition technology to track attendance at any place. At Schools, offices, and even churches can be monitored for regularity and any unknown person security can be alerted and they can be pulled up for questioning to ensure safety and quick action.
Tracking nuances – Helping the blind
Face recognition technology is being used to help blind recognise facial expression of the people in conversation to help their social experience. A buzzer vibrates when people smile at them.
Identify people on social media
One could search the platform for his or her photo and chose the one to tag, to seek updates and information of a near and dear one or simply locate the reach of the photos.
Access control across industries
Better access control management to sensitive areas is made possible with facial recognition. You can choose who enters where easily.
Adding convenience to Air travel
Airlines use this to help check bags, check in planes and board faster adding convenience to safety and validity to your travel.
Medical Diagnose made possible
Interestingly, the National Human Genome Institute Research Institute has used face recognition to detect a rare disease called DiGeorge syndrome. Face recognition has helped diagnose this disease that has a part of 22 chromosome missing in 96% of cases.
Combine strategies for effective results
Facial Recognition Technology like any other technology is should be combined with other methods to strengthen user access and for more accurate and effective results.
A better future for face recognition
The experiments in exploring application of facial recognition despite the disadvantage are ongoing; Even as technology is being strengthened with new approaches for effective results; Facial Recognition represents the new wave in identity and authentication solutions.
There is much more than the mere face value we attribute to facial recognition; it truly offers the best user convenience and data security in biometric technologies and deserves to be a part of every authentication strategy.