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Is facial recognition system for attendance finally here ahead of its time?

Given how Covid 19 pandemic has rendered human touch a potential health threat, the use of bio-metric machines at workplaces has come under scanner.

Consider this: You have a steel plant which has thousands of workers. The plant has now restarted after the pandemic. the bio-metric machine is somewhat of a risk considering the number of workers. However, a reliable alternative is needed to check impostors entering the plant in place of actual workers.

Could facial recognition system be an alternative to bio-metrics ?

As facial recognition technology adoption by mobile companies demonstrates, facial recognition is emerging as a hands-free way to gain access. However, facial recognition algorithms must still overcome some significant challenges to become mainstream.

Challenges before facial recognition technology

Costs: Market research by consulting giant Gartner outlines how cost hinders the adoption of facial recognition technology. Advanced technology that is used by the likes of government agencies is high in cost as well. On the other hand, cheaper options in this field often do not live up to the expectations of customers. This leads to many customers avoiding buying facial recognition technology.

Lack of standards: There is no set of specific standards which would enable customers to evaluate the solutions that vendors have to offer. Hence, decision-making becomes difficult. Additionally, vendors might throw in terms such as deep learning, artificial intelligence etc and further confuse the customer.

Lack of awareness: Facial recognition technology is often seen to intrude into privacy. At this point, an educated debate with the customers around the issues of privacy often becomes difficult.

Despite the challenges, early adoption of facial recognition technology has already begun…

Despite these challenges, facial recognition softwares are emerging as a useful tool. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad recently became the first airport in India to initiate facial recognition. After enrolling into the programme, passengers can now pass seamlessly through all touchpoints at the airport for further departures.

Elsewhere, medical colleges in Japan are already using facial recognition technology to log attendance in classes.

In the face of recent circumstances, businesses across India are considering deploying facial recognition for logging attendance. Resolving the affordability factor of facial recognition technology has been a key priority at Crafsol. The company has a decade of experience in providing smart facial recognition systems to sectors such as banking and retail. To know more about how Crafsol’s facial recognition technology can help you build a better and safer workplace, reach out to us at:
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