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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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NEC's face recognition technology has achieved the highest performance evaluation for the third consecutive time in the recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2014 performed by the U.
Such studies gave scientists reason to think that there could be a special region in that vicinity of the brain dedicated to face recognition.
Facial surface features, such as curvature descriptors [5], have also been proposed for 3D face recognition.
Recently, work has been done on face recognition [19] using holistic
When the Face Recognition function is enabled the keypad will be locked until the handset is opened and the pre-registered customer's facial features matched*2.
Face recognition abilities are exciting to study because they have been found to have a clear genetic basis," said Gauthier, "and many studies conclude that abilities in face recognition are not predicted by abilities in object recognition.
Conventional face recognition technology contains inherent weak points brought by lighting intensity and pose variation.
JustLook is a biometric face recognition system provider company that delivers the customers with the face recognition solutions.
This has created exciting opportunities for vendors of sophisticated face recognition biometrics solutions, particularly in countries such as the United States, which is witnessing strong regulatory activity in this regard.
The new evidence suggests that face recognition doesn't require a big brain, he and his colleagues propose in the Dec.
Siedle Communication Systems of America, LLC, of Broomall, Pennsylvania, has incorporated the face recognition system from AcSys Biometrics of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, into its product line.