FACE RECOGNITION: A MODERN WAY OF SECURITY
From the invention of mobile phones to Artificial Intelligence, technology has come a long way. And the fact that all of us need to accept is, that we have adapted technology with open arms for easing our tasks at hand.
Hollywood sci-fi movies had already intrigued us, and then came the actual wave of machine learning that has spread across countries, with each passing day.
With years of technological development, a new system has arrived under the hedge of AI: Facial Recognition. Facial recognition has brought identification to a whole new level, and the solution is being used by all major entities as a measure of security.
Unlike any other identification solution, face recognition identifies the unique features of the human face and them makes a comparison based on the existing database of photographs. Sensors detect and identify face shapes by the color of the iris, nose shape, and so on. Identifying the human face includes concentrating on certain unique features, such as the jaw, cheekbones, face shape and so on. Once the image in the database matches with the face of the person concerned, the face is verified.
The non-contact feature of this solution makes the identification and verification of a person’s identity much easier and involves less processing than any other identification system.
Facial biometrics system has been used as a measure of securities in the topmost institutions and workplaces to ensure that there is no scope of any vandalism. This type of software leaves absolutely no room for human error and is a major helping hand. Just by a set of algorithms, the software does geometric and photometric recognition within seconds.
This facial biometrics system has emerged as the master of all recognition software due to its easy applicability and low-cost technology. Its non-contact nature is the best thing about it in the sense that a person through facial recognition, even in a crowded place can be recognized, given that his ../images are saved in the database.
Facial recognition makes access to information more limited and restricted to those who own it.
Facial recognition has made verification relatively easier, with nothing much to equip and a lot of information to access within minutes.
The Face recognition solution has been as a major component in the field of security. Here’s why:
The authorities can breathe a sigh of relief with the face recognition system. Its database containing all information about criminals makes it easier to catch them. If the sensor identifies the face with the algorithms and if the face matches, it’s a win! Face recognition software prevents a crime even before it takes place.
Crimes are not committed when you have someone watching over you. Facial recognition keeps a track on everybody in crowded places. Because of CCTV surveillance cameras being installed in crowded areas, the crime rate has been much less.
Police stations have facial recognition systems to track people who have past criminal records and are wanted. The database when matches with a person’s face, it is easier to get hold of criminals through simple algorithms. The police authorities are alerted if the system shows a face match.
Tracking attendance :
Schools and colleges have adopted face recognition both to track attendance and avoid any malicious activity in premises.
Defense Services :
Defense services use face recognition because of the degree of sensitivity involved. Since only a few people have some confidential information hidden with them, with facial recognition, only they can have access to it.
Banks use this product of Artificial intelligence as a security measure to detect any suspects entering without being identified. Basically, the artificial intelligence technology employed in banks is to avoid bank frauds.
Security also contains safe online payments. Since each face is unique like a fingerprint, there is no chance that your payment will be hacked, as the payment will be made once your face matches.
In many countries, airports use this system of artificial intelligence to recognize faces of passengers so that there are no suspected risks involved. Through facial recognition, the information obtained is authentic and avoids any possibility of error.