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Busting Myths Around Facial Recognition

Busting Myths Around Facial Recognition

Busting Myths Around Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition is becoming more prevalent than ever. That also brings a lot of speculation and uncertainty about what exactly facial recognition is and what it does. Here are some myths we will clear up. Facial recognition may seem to be something foreign and a little scary, but it can actually be utilized in many easy ways.

MYTH: Facial Recognition is pure sci-fi.

This is simply not true anymore. Around 2012, several breakthroughs allowed facial recognition technology to be more precise and useful than ever before. Now, with highly used systems like the iPhone X, facial recognition is becoming a very prevalent resource in our society and is starting to be used in more and more complex ways.

MYTH: Facial Recognition is less secure than a normal login and password. 

In reality, facial recognition can actually protect your information better than a log-in does. Logically, it is much harder to fake someone’s thumbprint or face than it is to get a username, which is often just an email address and password. Data can be hacked easier than information attached to a live person.

MYTH: Biometric scanners can be tricked easily.

Some people believe that using a photo can trick facial recognition or fingerprint scanners, but this is not as simple as it sounds. Facial recognition scanners have ways of seeing if the face in front of them is live or a picture. These precautions even go as far as having systems in place to help detect paper so that someone simply wearing a mask could not trick the system. In the end, a human face is much harder to fake than stealing someone’s photo ID.

MYTH: You risk your privacy by giving them your face.

Facial recognition is commonly used and many businesses and companies already have access to your likeness and data. From being tagged in photos to opening your iPhone, this technology is already being used, even if you haven’t quite thought about it. Facial recognition does not store a photo for reference but rather has a mathematical representation. Good software will be linked to a heavily secured database.

MYTH: Biometrics are worthless if the person isn’t already in the system.

Some may think that if someone is not already in the system then biometrics will not be helpful. This is untrue. A system like ZenScan can use biometrics to take someone’s temperature and see if they have a face mask on. This is important and helpful during this pandemic, even if they are not frequent users or customers.

MYTH: The technology is simply too expensive to implement.

You may be thinking that if you aren’t some big company, using facial recognition in your business sounds like a far too expensive venture. This used to be the case but is no longer true with Fidentity which offers an excellent system and an affordable price tag.  Fidentity also integrates with other tools that you commonly use such as G-Suite, Slack, Cisco Webex, and more.

FACT: Fidentity is an innovative facial recognition system.

If you are looking for a visitor management system that can help you keep your business more secure and easily help check-in employees and guests, Fidentity is the best choice. With technology that can scan temperatures and check for a mask, Fidentity is uniquely poised to not only help normally but also during a pandemic. Now that you know what is fact and what is a myth, you can choose to use biometric technology with a clear conscience.