Facial recognition technology uses algorithms based on facial features, personal traits and even human behaviour to identify individuals through live or recorded images. Guardforce Hong Kong utilises facial recognition technology which integrates with electronic security systems, such as access control and alarm systems, to enhance security control of premises, as well as provide value-added functions to various sectors. Below are some of the ways facial recognition is utilised.
Access control for premises security
Guardforce Hong Kong integrates advanced facial recognition with CCTV surveillance systems to provide a non-intrusive yet highly effective and reliable means of monitoring access points. By using an algorithm of human faces, targets can be identified quickly, and a pre-alert can be sent to the watcher. Access rights can also be granted accordingly to the authorised target. Learn more about securing your business premises with our post on 5 Effective Steps to Securing your Business Premises.
Anti-wandering for elderly care centres
Guardforce Hong Kong has leveraged facial recognition technology to develop its pioneering Smart Guard anti-wandering solution. Guardforce is the first security services provider in Hong Kong to apply the Smart Guard solution in elderly care facilities to monitor access points and prevent elderly residents from wandering off the facility unattended. When the anti-wandering system detects the face of a resident near an exit monitored by the facility’s CCTV system, an alert will be sent to the caregiver. This system is a cost-effective means for monitoring exits, and it both alleviates the burden on caregivers and provides peace of mind for the families of elderly residents. It also eliminates the use of traditional wearable devices, thereby helping elderly care centres to reduce recurring operational and administrative costs in the long run.
Customer and VIP identification for retailers
Security systems integrated with facial recognition technology and analytic functions can help provide other forms of non-intrusive strategic surveillance or identification of customers and VIPs. This solution has considerable potential in enhancing customer service for service-oriented organisations. For example, when a VIP is identified through facial recognition, customer service staff can instantly access their service history and provide a more targeted and personalised service.
Robotics for events and building control
Robotics solutions make use of robots to carry out human tasks in both commercial and residential settings. Guardforce Hong Kong integrates facial recognition into its robotics surveillance solutions. Examples of robots which employ facial recognition technology are Guardforce’s Patrol Robot and Concierge Robot. Patrol robots conduct 24/7 security patrols and allow for the mobile monitoring of indoor and outdoor venues. They are able to send live images or alerts to control centres, especially when suspects are identified. Concierge robots control access to commercial or residential buildings through facial recognition, credential checking, and event registration. They can also be used to monitor staff attendance.
So, we can see that facial recognition technology has significant benefits when integrated into electronic security systems and true to Guardforce’s motto: “Securing the Present. Innovating the Future”, Guardforce Hong Kong will continue to employ the latest technologies to remain at the cutting edge of security services.
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