RecFaces announces updates. Id-Guard development amid increased morbidity
Pandemic, lockdown, flu are terms of today that force all people to adapt and make significant adjustments to their daily life. Now wearing a mask in public places, washing your hands more than 2-3 times a day, and using the sanitizer becomes normal. Besides, it is essential to adapt the software to such changes, especially those that are aimed at people's safety monitoring. Being one of the main RecFaces’ products, the Id-Guard solution has also been adapted to such changes.
FORBIDDEN TO PASS WITHOUT A MASK
The developers have updated the biometric algorithm to ensure the most accurate recognition of people in masks that cover almost 50% of a person's face. It makes no difference to Id-Guard solution what kind of mask a person has on his/her face (even though the mask has become a part of the wardrobe and a fashion trend). The system recognizes points, lines, and angles of the face, the placement and distance between the eyes, and etc. Therefore, Id-Guard is able to identify the person in front of the camera by recognizing half of the face above the nose.
However, if the company forbids entering its territory without a mask, Id-Guard comes to help. The system sends notifications (push or SMS notifications) to control people coming through the checkpoint with and without masks. You can set up Id-Guard so that not a single person without a mask can enter the premise. The system will simply block the entrance (when integrated with the ACS) and notify the security officer about the violation.
RECOGNITION WHEN TURNING THE HEAD
The algorithm update has boosted face recognition accuracy and speed. There have been improvements in determining the age, gender of the detected person, and, most importantly, a head turn. When recognizing people from a video stream, Id-Guard captures and identifies people 20% better than before, thanks to increased recognition angles up to 90 degrees vertically and horizontally. This allows you to recognize a person's face in front of the camera from different angles, even when he/she turns the head to the sides, up and down.
In addition to the current mask update in the algorithm, there is another important innovation that further enhances trust in the Id-Guard system.
Firstly, notifications have been added to the Liveness function, which helps to verify that the person in front of the camera is real, without the possibility of forgery. If a violation is detected, the system notifies the administrator. The improved accuracy of the 2D Liveness Detection algorithm protects against unauthorized access using printed photo images or on mobile device screens.
Secondly, a notification of a violation will appear in the system if an intruder is detected in front of the camera. This option prevents two people from passing through the same checkpoint at the same time.
Thirdly, the system will notify you if you activate the MainFace function (or «main face»). If several people are in front of the camera, Id-Guard will only process the one closest to the camera, reducing the recognition error by separating the detected people in the stream.
The Id-Guard usability has also been updated. Now the user can add the Id-Guard solution desktop widgets, such as a video stream from the camera, information on detected people, tracks to the internal corporate company’s portal for prompt monitoring of the situation.
TRAINING ON THE UPDATED ID-GUARD SOLUTION
RecFaces team conducts regular training webinars for everyone. If you are interested in the Id-Guard solution updated functionality and would like to learn more about its operation, please leave a request on our website in the “TRAINING" section to undergo the training.
The update is available to all current users of the Id-Guard solution.