Yesterday’s New York Post featured a story about a security company – Kent Security Services – that is marketing a “biometric” door for NYC apartment buildings. The door, which incorporates both facial and voice recognition technology, costs $15,000.
According to the article, the biometric door works as follows:
When a resident approaches the door to their building, a facial recognition camera captures a “sample” image, which is then compared to their “base” image in the database. If the images match, the door is unlocked for the resident.
If the facial images don’t match, the resident is prompted to say their name and where they are going. A “sample” voiceprint is captured through this process. If the “sample” voiceprint matches the resident’s “base” voiceprint, the door is unlocked. If there is no match, the resident is subject to further remote verification by central security staffers.
On February 22nd, I wrote about an Israeli company, FST21 Ltd., that is offering a similar technology.
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