What is facial recognition?
Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition technology measures and matches the unique characteristics for the purposes of identification or authentication. Often leveraging a digital or connected camera, facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.
Face scanning biometric tech is incredibly versatile and this is reflected in its wide range of potential applications.
Where do I find facial recognition?
Apple’s Face ID has spurred an increased interested in mobile recognition by smartphone OEMs, which is encouraging companies to develop more advanced and accurate technologies. In September 2018, the company expanded Face ID to all three of its new iPhones, completely replacing the previously ubiquitous Touch ID fingerprint biometrics security.
Thanks to its software based nature, non-infrared face recognition tech has paved the way for selfie-based authentication on smartphones. Banking apps (like the one offered by USAA), payment apps (like MasterCard’s video selfie system) and simply logical access control—these are all made possible on any mobile device with a front facing camera.
Due to the fact face biometrics are contactless, the technology ideal for IoT, smart home, and connected car applications. In the vertical markets, mobile facial recognition can be found at work in law enforcement handhelds, identifying wanted persons and bringing the booking process into the field, and has potential to be utilized in healthcare, and used by government bodies for citizen ID.
How is facial recognition making a difference?
Facial recognition doesn’t just deal with hard identities, but also has the ability to gather demographic data on crowds. This has made face biometrics solutions much sought after in the retail marketing industry.
St. Mary’s Catholic secondary school in St. Louis uses biometric cameras to scan faces and keep campus safe. Similar solutions can be seen making airport terminals more secure.
As a contactless biometric solution that’s easy to deploy in consumer devices, face recognition is showing the public just how convenient strong authentication can be.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Facial Recognition solutions.
IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
NEC has been at the forefront of defining leading-edge biometric identification solutions for over 40 years. NEC’s identification technologies include finger/palm print, DNA and face recognition solutions. NEC has developed some of the world’s largest and most complex identification infrastructure projects for government and law enforcement. Our mission is to help government and businesses use technology to build a safer environment for life and work.
Sensory, Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory’s technology is widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. With its TrulyHandsfree™ voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms’ ultra-low power “always listening” touchless control. Sensory’s TrulySecure™ is changing the authentication landscape with highly accurate voice and facial biometric fusion. To date, Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over half a billion units of leading consumer products. Visit Sensory at www.sensory.com
Cognitec develops market-leading face recognition technologies and applications for customers and government agencies around the world. In various independent evaluation tests, FaceVACS® has proven to be the leading technology available on the market. Cognitec’s portfolio includes products for facial database search, video screening, border control, ICAO compliant photo capturing and facial image quality assessment. Cognitec’s headquarters are located in Dresden, Germany; other offices are in Miami, FL; Rockland, MA; and Hong Kong. Find out more at: www.cognitec.com
FacePhi is a global leader in Facial Recognition technology. With a strong concentration in the financial sector, our product is rapidly becoming a service used by banks all over the world. Our technology enhances the client experience effortlessly by simply using the camera on their smartphone to take a selfie; this then becomes their method of identification and interaction with the bank’s mobile application.
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Establish the real-world identity of consumers with Netverify®. Leveraging advanced technology including biometric facial recognition and machine learning, Jumio helps businesses meet regulatory compliance including KYC and AML, and tie the digital identity to the physical world. Learn More >
Crossmatch® solutions solve security and identity management challenges for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Our proven DigitalPersona® composite authentication software is designed to provide the optimal set of authentication factors to meet today’s unique risk requirements and afford complete enterprise authentication coverage. Crossmatch identity management solutions include trusted biometric identity management hardware and software that deliver the highest quality and performance required for critical applications. Our solutions support the financial, retail, commercial, government, law enforcement and military markets. With 300 employees and customers in more than 80 countries, Crossmatch sets the standard for innovation and reliability. Learn more: Crossmatch.com
FaceFirst provides a fully automated, user friendly, turnkey mobile and live-video surveillance facial recognition system which generates automated alerts whenever a face match above a user defined probability is reached. FaceFirst has a completely open and scalable, system architecture. FaceFirst technology excels in low resolution environments enabling real-world performance.
FaceTec provides certified, class-leading biometric authentication solutions for mobile and web applications requiring high-performance liveness detection. FaceTec’s ZoOm® 3D Face Authentication is the only unphishable and unshareable biometric. ZoOm is used by leading organizations in ID/access management, finance, connected transportation and more. For more information, visit https://zoomlogin.com.
Aware, Inc. is a leading provider of biometrics software components and sample applications for identity verification. These tools are used to develop standards-compliant enrollment, personalization, and reader workstations and networks. Functionality provided includes:
• Fingerprint and facial image auto-capture
• Image QA and compliance assurance
• Certified 1:1 fingerprint matching
• Standard-compliant data formatting and validation
• Service-oriented workflow server platform