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Biometric Facial Recognition Reader

Biometric facial recognition systems for time and attendance

What does a company called facetime name a product that clocks you in by scanning your facial features? You’ve guessed it… facetime. Our range of biometric solutions includes our FT-9000 series biometric facial recognition scanner. Which provides improved mapping of a person’s facial features when identifying someone using video or still image. Biometric facial readers can be used in a wide variety applications where a non contact biometric solution is required.

Technology in recent years that’s become increasingly popular for use in time and attendance systems for verifying employee attendance at the workplace. Non contact usage by the user, makes this the ideal biometric solution for the food industry, or where hygiene is of utmost importance.  Our facetime system uses several techniques for improved accuracy when mapping a person’s face.

The first generation of facial readers used the 2D method, which only measured the distances between various points on a person’s face. Later replaced by the 3D method operating very much like the hand scanner geometry system, it now measures facial contours as well as distances between facial features. More cleverly, the latest method we use also involves skin texture analysis by looking at spots and blemishes etc. facetime’s new FT series biometric facial reader uses a combination of all these methods for even better performance and reliability.

Face detection, face capture and face match are the three essential steps of all biometric facial recognition systems

Face detection – The first and most important step. The biometric facial scanner is programmed to identify and “lock onto” a person’s face. This could be the front of the face or even a profile.

Face capture –  The facial recognition scanner then captures a 2D or 3D image of the face from a video or still camera. A geometric data map is then created from the image taken. This data map creates a biometric signature unique to that person. Their eyes, ears, nose, chin and mouth are all measured, and the distance between them are also evaluated to create a digital map of their face.

Face match – This data signature is then compared to the data signature held in the database relating to the person being matched. It then decides if there is a positive or negative match of the biometric data signature stored, and either allows or rejects the access (when used for door entry / access control) or clocking request.

Biometric face recognition is considered to be the most natural way of identifying a person

Because we use biometric facial recognition ourselves to navigate the world around us. Most people are more relaxed with this type of biometric verification technology. With the advantage of being non invasive and non contact, it’s the perfect solution for a variety of places and situations. Especially for use in environments or situations where the spread of virus and bacteria needs to be controlled. Interestingly, tests conducted at research institutes have found facial biometric algorithms are better at detecting faces than actual humans.

Fully integrated biometric facial recognition technology – for time & attendance, fire roll call & door entry access control systems

Biometric facial recognition is becoming more common place and accepted as a legitimate way of ensuring a person’s identity. Our improved FT version is now available as a biometric solution on all our TimeVue range of systems and software. Ideal for use in time & attendance and door entry access control. Removes the worry over lost access cards / fobs etc. As with all our biometric range, facial recognition is an invaluable asset for fire roll call reporting, as it ensures those listed on the fire report are actually in the building.


We listen

And we’ve been doing that for the past 30 years. So we think we’re pretty sharp here at facetime when it comes to understanding our customers needs. So whether you’re looking for an “off the shelf fix” or a “tailor made solution”. Our long and varied experience in the time and attendance industry and our own development team, allows us to offer a unique software development service in order to fulfil your bespoke programming requirements, or specific reports you may require no matter how complex or individual they may be. Our ability and willingness to help you succeed, we believe, is the cornerstone of our success and keeps customers coming back time and time again.

We help

Upon receiving your enquiry, we can arrange a free online software demonstration and a friendly informal discussion to ascertain your requirements. We’ll then send you a detailed quotation which will include our understanding of your expectations and what you require from our system. We offer onsite installation and software training or if you prefer, in some instances we can supply by mail order and provide remote installation and software training using online screen sharing & telephone support. With an average customer life span of 25 years, we hope our philosophy and approach will continue to create many more mutually beneficial relationships that will stand the test of time.

We support

To keep service support costs under control, we can provide keenly priced support agreements to ensure you always get the most from your new time and attendance, door access control, fire roll call or job costing system for many years to come. Ongoing support is provided by telephone or our online screen sharing service. Site visits are all covered too under our comprehensive service cover agreements. And for customers who want ease of use from any location across multiple devices and automatic updates, we can offer SaaS (Software as a Service) using our own UK based secure cloud hosted servers. So call us today – we’ll always take the time to listen, help & support you.

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Manchester Central
Western Power Distribution
Bristol City Council
HM Government of Gibraltar
Clarks Village
RAF Cosford
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