A California company has been granted a $1 million contract to implement a facial recognition system at 250 access points for the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Known as “HD e-Face,” the biometric authentication solution is designed to record workers’ attendance.
SAN JOSE, CA – Titanium Group, Ltd., (www.titanium-tech.com) a leading biometric and security solutions provider, announced that it has been selected as the exclusive facial authentication solution provider for the Hong Kong Housing Authority in the “HD e-Face” project. Titanium will design and implement a biometric authentication system for time attendance called the “HD e-Face” to assure accurate and speedy recording for all access points consisting of approximately 250 sites involving the Hong Kong Housing Authority. The Company is partnering with ELM computer technologies Limited, the Hong Kong system integration arm of Computer Science Corporation, to deploy this system that is considered to be one of the largest in scale throughout Hong Kong. It is estimated that the initial phase of the contract could bring in revenue of approximately US $1 million to the Group.
The Hong Kong Housing Authority is a statutory body whose day-to-day operations are carried out through its executive arm, the Housing Department (HD). HD provides estate management services to about 200 existing sites and 50 estimated new sites till 2010, including public rental housing estates, courts, commercial properties and factory estates, with a total of approximately 8,000 security guards and 5,300 cleaning people.
Titanium’s face recognition system will be set up in the security control rooms and all access points of the 250 estate offices for recording workers’ attendance. Each individual entering the premises will have their facial verification against the pre-registered database. The above-mentioned process will ensure the true identity of the attendance record, effectively thwarting “buddy-punching” (The act of one person punching an attendance card for another).
“We are honored to gain this precious opportunity for momentous exposure among the Government Departments in Hong Kong due to the extensive implementation of HD e-Face using our state-of-the-art facial recognition technology. We are committed to delivering and facilitating our solutions efficiently with a successful deployment in this endeavor for the highest level of client satisfaction. This challenging and technical project not only proves us to be one of the most cost-effective and outstanding biometric security solution providers in the world today but also boosts the prestige of Titanium Group in this increasingly demanding market,” said Dr. Johnny Ng, Chairman of Titanium.