A new facial recognition-based security system developed by biometric solutions developer OmniPerception touts new advanced capabilities allowing for better recognition of persons of interest in crowded areas, according to a Network world article.
Some of the capabilities OmniPerception is claiming its new system, called CheckPoint.S, is capable of include authentication via a face stored in a database in seconds despite poor angles, moving samples and light levels as low as pitch-black.
The way the CheckPoin.S system is able to operate in such low-lighting levels is by utilizing a near-infrared camera.
Engineers of the system, however, are careful to point that despite the new capabilities of their system, they are still not comfortable with facial recognition giving an absolute certainty of one’s identity and instead opt for the system to pass on notification of a match to a human such as security personnel.
Some of the applications OmniPerception expects their system to be useful in include crowded areas such as airports where known criminals or terrorists could be as well as places where knowing of the whereabouts of people of interest, whether a criminal or VIP, is important such as casinos.
Additionally, they see potential as an access control device where the system can identify employees and others within an organization and communicate their access authorization to whoever or whatever is working the physical access control.
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