SensibleVision develops 3D facial biometric service for agricultural facilities

SensibleVision has partnered with NoveTechnologies, a company providing technology to the agricultural industry, to offer a 3D facial recognition biometric solution for access control at large agricultural facilities, called Protocol.

Protocol is designed to secure access to swine and poultry barns to ensure the safety of animals, people, and food production, in an industry where trust and paper-based processes have historically been relied on, according to the announcement. In addition to protecting against pathogen transfer, Protocol helps facilities prevent potential bioterrorism attacks.

Like other systems built with SensibleVision’s proprietary 3D technology, the company says Protocol does not use skin tone as a recognition factor and does not deliver reduced accuracy for people with darker skin.

“This is all about food safety,” said Anthony Novero, Founder of NoveTechnologies. “Previous face recognition solutions that we tried were inconsistent and did not deliver a viable security option. Working with SensibleVision allows us to put teeth into our real-time tracking. With near-instantaneous 3D face recognition in any lighting conditions, it helps us prevent employees who might be carrying disease from facility to facility from potentially infecting a large group of animals. And because the solution is ‘race blind,’ we’re able to be fair and equitable to all of our employees, regardless of their skin tone.”

Protocol is currently being beta tested at agricultural production facilities who will subscribe to the service on a monthly basis, and the companies say there are tens of thousands of facilities just among swine and poultry producers that could potentially benefit from its deployment.

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