Top 15 reasons for face recognition
1. Face recognition is cheaper
The truth is that a face recognition device costs about half the price of a palm reader. It’s a bit hard to argue with that.
2. You get the latest technology
Face recognition devices are the latest technology, and they come with the modern features. Expect features like ethernet and wifi networking, touch-screens and even a built-in web-server in some models.
3. Can be used in any work environment
The advantage of face recognition is that it makes no difference if your hands are dirty, oily, have dry skin or are soft or hard. These systems only need a picture of your face.
4. No limitations with jewelry or spectacles
Since you are using the latest technology, you will not need to take off jewelry or spectacles to punch-in. The device is smart enough to recognise you, whatever you are wearing.
The device will recognise you just by looking at it. You don’t have to put your hand on anything which others have touched… This is definitely a more hygienic solution.
6. Does not store personal data
Face recognition devices create a 3D model of your face by mapping out distinct points. The system then stores a numerical code to represent this model. Your personal data is never stored and the numerical code cannot be used for anything other to check if it is you in front of the camera. This leads to a much higher acceptance of these systems by employees.
7. Supports USB transfer of data in locations where there is no network
No network? No Problem! Just download the data to a pen drive and you’re done. No more hassle about those remote locations.
8. Can connect to a power battery
No power? No Problem! (At least for a while). These devices come with an optional backup battery that can power up the device for anything between 4 to 8 hours. When not in use, the device will power down to standby mode to conserve energy.
9. Very accurate
Since the face recognition system uses a very high number of identification points, it is very accurate and it will not allow “buddy punching”. Face recognition disrupts this form of cheating with is common when you have a less accurate systems like palm readers.
10. Can use multiple identification methods
Using the latest technology means that you can combine different identification methods to suit your needs. You can use a combination of face recognition, pin number, RFID card and fingerprint recognition to identify and verify your employees.
11. Easy installation
Anyone can install a face recognition device. Mount the bracket onto the wall, plug in the power supply, plug in network… and you’re done!
12. Fast enrollment of employees
One of the biggest complaints about time and attendance devices is that you need to enroll each employee onto each and every terminal. Using the latest face recognition devices, this is now really simple and quick. Enroll a person once on one device – then use the software to copy the new profile onto all the devices over the network.
13. Smaller devices
Everything in the technology market is shrinking… so why go for a massive hand-punch device? Face recognition devices are small, smart and unobtrusive.
14. No special cleaning or maintenance required
These things just work. So long as they have power and network, they don’t need any special care or maintenance.
15. The international standard
Face recognition is fast becoming the international standard in the time and attendance market.