New Android app with voice and facial recognition

January 21, 2015 - 

Sensory Inc. has released AppLock, a new Android application available at the Google Play Store that uses biometric fusion to allow mobile device users to secure their applications.

AppLock uses Sensory’s TrulySecure technology, which combines proprietary voice and vision authentication to create a biometric lock for any Android mobile phone, tablet and PC with a microphone and front-facing camera.

Using AppLock, Android users can effectively to lock any application to restrict access to the proper user.

The biometric authentication enables a completely seamless and non-intrusive user experience, using the device’s camera to capture the user’s face, the microphone to hear their password, or a simultaneous combination of the two for greater security needs.

In the event that the device is lost or stolen, any would-be thief will be denied access to any important applications that contain personal information or built in logins to accounts/websites.

The application is easy to use, with users enrolling their face and voice by looking at the phone while speaking the passphrase when prompted.

To nearly instantaneously confirm one’s identity, the app opens a window looking for the user’s face and/or listening for the user’s passphrase.

“Consumers generally find it cumbersome to use PINs or passwords to lock their phones, and as a result these devices often go unlocked,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. “Sensory’s biometric authentication provides a high level of security, while still being convenient enough that people will actually use it.”

Previously reported, Sensory Inc. recently partnered with Nok Nok Labs to provide voice and facial-based authentication solutions to Nok Nok Labs’ customers that meet Fast Identity Online Alliance’s new specifications.

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