6 Benefits to Switching to Facial Biometrics
Have you ever posted a picture on social media and the person gets tagged automatically? The technology has become simple to use and extremely fast. We tend to skip over the many uses that it may have because the operations have become seamless.
Not surprisingly, since Covid-19, it is expected that facial technology will grow by 36% over the next year. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages:
- Safety and Security
If you have a relatively new phone, you have probably already experienced the wonderful feature that gives you peace of mind every time that you open your device. It’s fast and quite frankly less frustrating than entering incorrect pins. If you are a keen traveler, you may have also noticed that some airports are making use of it and certain public places such as casino’s are using it to ensure known criminals are not on the premises.
- Customer Care
Businesses have started to use facial technology for events or reception areas, meaning that they are giving the appearance of remembering the customer as they approach the desk. Those embarrassing moments where we forget an important person’s name can now become a thing of the past.
- Staff Time and Attendance
Most smart phones, tablets and personal computers are readily equipped with a camera, meaning that the hardware is already installed for facial recognition. For this reason, it has become increasingly affordable to automate a clocking system for monitoring staff time and attendance. The beauty is that now that so many of us are working from home, it has become easier to report hours worked back to our employers.
- Simple Job Costing
It can be extremely time consuming to keep clocking in and out for different job codes. Some organisations are using facial software for job costing, saving both time and money on expensive systems that are potentially bulked up with unnecessary programs.
- Access Control
Whilst access control is possibly a feature we all know about already, it is also one of the most used. Now that the technology has advanced, it can even identify a person whilst wearing a mask. Genius. It is no longer necessary to have security completing names that are potentially fake in a book. It is also particularly useful to personnel who are entering the premises on a regular basis.
With fear of hygiene at an all-time high, it is important to note that non-contact or touchless technology are becoming more prevalent in business and personal use. Facial verification can clock you in for work or grant access to buildings or parking structures, all without having to touch the device.
So there we have it. With the ultimate benefit that seems to keep coming up being speed, accuracy and safety.