While access control is typically seen as an “in-place” technology — solutions like smart locks and face ID tend to stay in one place — Intel’s RealSense ID is a mobile facial recognition system which works with a building’s existing access control solutions.
RealSense ID features active depth sensing, system on a chip, and an embedded security element which protects user information.
Intel says inputs are processed locally, with user data being encrypted.
According to a TechAcute article, the technology behind RealSense ID isn’t exactly new:
As of right now, their facial recognition technology can be compared to Apple’s Face ID, Microsoft Azure’s Face, and 3M’s ePrivacy Filter.
For those who have little faith in the practicality of facial recognition, Intel assures that RealSense ID’s machine learning technology will continuously adjust and learn users’ physical appearance as they inevitably change.
Intel also confidently states that there is only a “one-in-1-million” chance that the RealSense ID may falsely authenticate. This is attributed to the device’s built-in anti-spoofing technology that will block any attempts to bypass the system, such as through the use of photographs, video footage, or any other phishing methods.
The solution starts at $99 and launches early this year.
The thing I’m wondering about this is: in what setting would it be ideal? Likely Government, but then you would expect governmental facilities to already be using a more advanced — perhaps publicly-unavailable? — form of the technology.
I could see it used in situations such COVID vaccine protection. After all, we’ve unfortunately seen a large need for that technology in recent weeks.
Video surveillance is usually used as the first layer of access control and monitoring, but maybe an implemented measure like this detection system could be just as crucial.