Facial recognition door access control used to be limited to data centers and high security financial institutional access control. With COVID-19, face recognition door access has now become mainstream due to various reasons:
- Ability to perform a touchless access
- The need for setting up touchless systems in offices
- Large scale familiarity and use of face ID by Apple for mobile unlock
- Arrival of privacy focussed companies that provide a secure, privacy oriented platform for using face recognition
- Improvements to facial recognition accuracy, which is now on par with a person’s ability to identity someone
Face Recognition Access Control
In this article, we will cover:
- face recognition access control
- how it works
- comparison to other biometrics access control systems
- Applications for door and facial recognition building access control systems
- Overview of the Swiftlane facial recognition access control
Facial Recognition Building Access
Face recognition can now be used to provide access to buildings in a safe, touchless manner. Instead of a key card system, systems, like Swiftlane face recognition access control, provide a camera based reader, that provides access using the person’s face. All you have to do it walk up and look at the reader, it runs recognition, identifies the person and sends a signal to unlock the doors.
Benefits of facial recognition for building access control
- Touchless access to doors
- No need to remember to carry key cards
- High security for the building, since you are verifying the person directly.
- Seamless: No need to fumble for key cards in your wallet or bag
- Simple to manage: Building management doesn’t need to train staff on how legacy key card systems work, or how to enroll, manage and print key cards.
Face Recognition Access Hardware and Equipment
Face recognition access control requires a specialized reader for running face recognition. However, most systems utilize the rest of the currently deployed hardware inside a building. Most facial recognition access reader hardware works with existing electronic door lock, current wiring, and motion sensors etc. This means you can upgrade to touchless access systems by reusing most of the infrastructure already in place.
Read on to learn more about touchless access, installation, user onboarding, hardware, and cloud-based access control.
Touchless Door Access Experience
Swiftlane’s completely touchless access control experience allows for users to simply walk up to a door, look at the SwiftReader device, and the door unlocks. It’s simple, intuitive, and secure. Check out the video below to see the Swiftlane face recognition access control experience.
Swiftlane Face Recognition Installation
SwiftReaders install with a single Power Over Ethernet wire, which ensures quick, cost effective, and fast installation. This uses existing ethernet based cabling inside the building, reducing cabling costs.
SwiftReaders install at a camera height of around 5 feet, and have a long vertical field of view that provides great coverage for people of various heights.
For people with disabilities, SwiftReaders come built in with mobile access control, so anyone in a wheelchair can simply use the Swiftlane mobile app to unlock doors.
Easy User Self-Enrollment
Swiftlane provides the industry’s fastest enrollment process. Other systems require lining users in front of a reader in order to enroll them one by one. Swiftlane provides a mobile app for self-enrollment that can be done in 60 seconds.
- Admins send an invite you to download the app via email
- You download the app and login with your email
- Scan your face directly via the app
- That’s it, you can start using face recognition door access everywhere
Face Recognition Door Access Control Hardware
SwiftReader Hardware Device
SwiftReaders are sleek and beautiful and provide a modern access control experience
Anti-Spoofing Protection Against Photo and Video Access Attempts
Swiftlane comes built in with security against photos and videos. SwiftReaders check the 2D and 3D depth data of a face, as well as several other factors. The Swiftlane deep learning algorithms checks against this data and prevent’s people from getting in by holding a photo of a person
Cost Effective Access Control System
Unlike most facial recognition access companies in the market that cost upwards of $10,000 per reader, Swiftlane is far more affordable and a Swiftlane system costs the same price as installing a key card based system. Please reach out to Swiftlane for a quote for your requirements.
Enable High Security For Every Building
Face Recognition Access Control is not only more convenient but also very secure compared to key card based systems
- SwiftReaders perform 2D and 3D check against the face, to ensure that it’s a real person
- Face recognition access control checks the person themselves (who they are), not a key card (what they carry), or a PIN Code (what they know). This is more secure because key cards can be cloned easily with cheap cloners and pins can be shared
- Swiftlane Face Recognition comes with a built-in camera so you can see full audit logs of who is coming in and out, without relying on watching separate camera feeds or video surveillance integrations
Cloud-Based Access Control
- Manage access remotely
- Grant/revoke access instantly
- Integrate with Single sign on systems like OKTA, G Suite, and Azure Active Directory to automatically pull users into the system
- Create detailed access levels and permission sets
- Get real-time reporting and auditing
- Create high security and peace of mind for your users
Privacy and Data Security
Swiftlane is a SOC 2 certified access control system. We perform annual penetration testing and take privacy and data security very seriously. Swiftlane encrypts traffic between devices and securely stores all the data to prevent any unauthorized access.
Facial Recognition Access Control price
Facial Recognition access control systems prices vary quite a lot, from $1500 per door to $10,000 per door. Swiftlane system falls on the lowest end of the price point, starting around $1300 per door.
Best Facial Recognition Access Control
Finding the best facial recognition access control system for your needs, would involve the following considerations:
- How many doors are installing this at?
- Does the system support working across multiple sites?
- Price per reader, and how that ties to your budget
- Enrollment process
- Accuracy and security against photo based attempts to access
- Reliability of the system
Facial Recognition Door Openers
Systems like Swiftlane’s facial recognition system can be combined with automatic door openers. With this combination, a person can walk up to a door, look at the reader, and the door would prop open automatically.
Facial Recognition Door Lock
With modern systems like Swiftlane, you can use facial recognition to unlock doors, without having to carry keys, key cards, or other forms of credentials. There are especially big benefits to multi tenant buildings and offices, in reducing their burden of managing key cards and fobs.
Biometrics Door Access Systems
Face recognition is just one form of biometric door access control method. There are a few other types of biometric access control methods:
- Iris Recognition Access
- Fingerprint Access Control
- Palm Print Access Control
Iris recognition is another touchless form of biometric access control. However, it’s not widely adopted due to various reasons:
- Iris recognition requires specialized enrollment process and hardware
- Iris recognition requires that the person perfectly align their eyes, very close to the reader
Fingerprint biometric access control has taken a hit due to COVID-19, since people do not want to touch common surfaces anymore.
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