Precise Biometrics adds passive liveness detection to facial recognition access control system

Precise Biometrics adds passive liveness detection to facial recognition access control system

Precise Biometrics has integrated passive liveness detection capabilities into its facial recognition-based physical access control systems, increasing security without requiring any additional action on the part of the user.

In August, Precise integrated its YOUNiQ facial recognition technology with a door opening system for physical access control. The company has continued to develop the offering, and added the new feature to apply artificial intelligence to ensure that biometric collected come from a live person, and not a spoof attack.

“The combination of passive facial recognition and passive liveness detection is a first of its kind within identification software for access control systems, paving the way for a seamless and more secure user experience. We already have several ongoing pilot projects with partners in various sectors and are working hard with preparations for the commercialization,” says Precise CTO Tom Søberg.

The passive liveness capability is expected to be live when the solution makes its commercial debut in 2020. Precise has said it plans to move closer to end users in a strategic shift, with YOUNiQ playing a key role in that strategy.

Passive facial biometrics are relatively new, with ID R&D, for instance, stating at the launch of its passive facial liveness in August that it was the first production-ready technology of its kind.

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