Never forget a face


There is no doubt that biometrics in all forms are significant in worldwide security. Fingerprint scanning leads the biometric market, but facial recognition is up and coming.

Face recognition normally uses an image of the face, projected onto a flat surface, or a more quantitative method that looks at specific parts of the face that do not change significantly over time such as the upper eye socket, cheek bone, distance between eyes, length of nose or a similar measurement.

Face recognition has many advantages, including its ability to absorb information from a wide variety of photographic formats, including passports, videotape, and images from databases. Since some uses require no awareness from the subject, it is the least intrusive of biometrics; and it can be used on crowds in real time.

Yet while the technology is appealing and easy to use, it is still showing less accuracy than the biometric techniques that preceded it. Still, face-recognition technology could be a real game-changer in security and many companies and research organizations are working hard on overcoming glitches.

Read the entire article at ASSA ABLOY Future Lab