“While often controversial, security experts tout the benefits of facial recognition for access control.”
Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security
Most access control systems provide fairly ordinary identity validation at offices, factories, campuses, housing facilities, and similar venues. These venues require reliable and accurate identity, allowing users to proceed with minimal interruption while controlling costs.
Security professionals agree that MFA (multi-factor identification) is the safest approach. However, MFA is often excessive in these everyday scenarios, relying on cumbersome ID methods like a PIN code combined with a fingerprint and a keycard.
So, the question is, what method is best for most access control systems? In this article by Aluisio Figueiredo for securityinfowatch.com, the author looks at facial recognition as the best solution, even as it faces ongoing privacy concerns from those who are asked to use it.