Why Industries are adopting Face Recognition Technology as a game-changer

India is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the World. One of the hallmarks of success for the Indian Industry leaders have always been about how they cope up with a fast changing environment. In recent times, technology has been a key differentiator to determine who stays ahead in the race. To adapt to and proactively adopt newer technologies in the fast-changing technical landscape has become a key ingredient for success for the present-day Industry leaders.

Many of the new technologies and innovation have been horizontal in nature, meaning they have applications across multiple sectors and industries. Technologies like Internet, Bluetooth, IOT, 3D Printing etc have never been sector or a use-case specific, but brought revolutionary changes across various Industries that optimized existing businesses, addressed pain points that have not been addressed before and enabled industries to cater to various adjacent use-cases that remained unaddressed earlier.

Face recognition is a similar technology that has been horizontal in nature. Innovators in various industries have been trying to understand the fitment of this revolutionary image processing technology in their specific landscape. The questions they are pondering over are : Why Face Recognition Technology for them? How can it bring real impact?

Leaders tend to see new technology as magic wand to resolve multiple existing challenges. They ideate regarding the new doors that can open using new technology and use their domain expertise to understand what business problems the new technology can solve in their specific sector. Few of such examples would be like how Portable Face Biometric Technology has made a significant impact in eradicating subsidy leakage problem from various social welfare programs, as well as increasing the revenues of companies where on-field sales and marketing activities have a strong impact on the company’s balance sheet.

Leaders also identify what are the next best alternatives to the new Technology and then identify gaps in these available alternatives and explore to what extent new technology can plug those gaps. Verifying bank users and beneficiaries with their Facial imprints in existing databases like UIDAI (Aadhaar Cards), recognizing valuable customers when they walk into the Stores are few examples where existing alternatives were not able to address the gaps, which have been addressed by Portable Face Biometric Technology now.

Portable Face Biometric Technology is one of the most mature and reliable flavours of Face Recognition Technology and is available in the form of Smartphone based Face Recognition, Verification and Tracking system(SFRVTS). This Face recognition Technology identifies faces in images captured from any photo capturing devices like IP Camera, Tablet, WebCam, Mobile Phones etcIt handles effectively the cases of pose variations and lighting alterations during taking pictures, along with facial changes of an individual over a period of time.

We have attempted to compare this Smartphone based face recognition, verification and tracking solution (SFRVTS) on various parameters with competing technologies like Fingerprint scanner, USB based Fingerprint hardware, Iris scanner, first generation facial scanners, Log in & Log out based portals etc to understand comparatively the quantum of benefits it provides in various operational dynamics, various use cases along with features. Here is the comparison table:

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While this is a small roundup of the Use-Cases and features of Face Recognition technology and similar technologies/options in action, we would love to hear from you if there have been any glaring omission.

Facial Recognition For On-the-field and In-the-office Employees

facial recognition system is a computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. One of the ways to do this is by comparing selected facial features from the image and a facial database.

It is typically used in security systems and can be compared to other biometrics such as fingerprint or eye iris recognition systems.

There are numerous biometric security systems in the world. These biometric systems are well adopted and  have proven their utility in multiple scenarios and conditions. Although, no technology is cent percent right but delivering a trust worthy and reliable solution for various use cases has always been a great challenge accepted by the technologist , researchers and entrepreneurs across the world.  Facial recognition system is one of the unique way of biometric identity verification since ages. This system includes many variations like access control system, visitor management system, time attendance system and many more. These applications enhance the security level to many premises such as schools, offices, government buildings, educational institutes, and other organizations. It is not only beneficial for security purposes, but also for controlling human resources by ensuring their presence at right time and location.

The Visual Identification & Tracking Systems (MVITS) is a novel and creative way to track and monitor your on-field and in-office employees/staff. MVITS is a unified solution which ensures both the on field force employees presence at right time and location and simultaneously ensuring the check in  check out time of the in-the-office employees.

Currently the visual identification system is based on the patent pending technology of facial recognition which widely used to record several factors like on-field & in-office presence and absence,location details of the meetings, overtime and under time, authorized and unauthorized leaves, etc. of each employees and staff of the company. This system includes several steps which enables its tracking work. The first step involves the employees to enroll themselves by using their mobile/desktop/laptop devices which has built in web cam . Based on the concept of BYOD– Bring Your Own Device, it captures the facial features of individual employee and uploads to the cloud to build the database. This process of building the database is OTP- One Time Process called “enrolment”.  Next time when the employee/staff  use the application,  it automatically detects and recognises the employee to ensure his/her presence at the right time and location.

Still many small and medium companies are using the pen-paper and log book based attendance system. This is highly time-consuming and effort driven process. This traditional way of ensuring the productivity has always  been prone to problems like data manipulations, proxies, data loss, data mismanagement , lack of analytical information and many more.