Idemia Presents AI Facial Recognition Access Reader

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 18, 2020, 11:06am EDT (Info+)

Idemia presented its VisionPass AI Facial Recognition Access Reader at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show.

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Inside this report:

  • A 30-minute video from Idemia including IPVM Q&A
  • Background on the company
  • Key Positive factors to consider
  • Key Negative factors to consider

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Comments (10)

A small FYI -- the MorphoWave "Tower" product is no longer available to my knowledge. It's been replaced by the MorphoWave Compact, and they sell a custom pedestal along with it to mount it and basically turn it into a "tower".

Will be interested to see this product in person for sure.

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Thanks, updated that above.

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Idemia sent the following feedback, I've edited the listed 'weaknesses' to reflect it:

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“Non-integrated Face Enrollment: VisionPass face templates must be scanned and managed independently of the access system where it is used, increasing user complexity and operation costs. While Idemia includes its own management application for free, it is not integrated beyond simple OSDP or Wiegand values with the access system.”

IDEMIA Reply

All IDEMIA access control readers operate on the same platform and are integrated in two different ways into the majority of the markets leading PACS (Physical access control systems):

(1) Using our SDK, many partners embed the template management and biometric enrollment directly into their application & UI.

(2) Our MorphoManager BioBridge allows our channel partners a rapid integration approach, where the enrolment and template management is handled by our MorphoManager Application, but in a transparent manner allowing the operator to leverage the PACS application (& interface) to trigger the enrollment. In the background, MorphoManager seamlessly enrolls and distributes templates (zoning) according to the PACS (based on a direct synchronization with the PACS database)

Both of the above methods ensure there is no duplication of effort (no need to capture user details twice, and no risk of non-synchronized data). Several of our key PACS channel partners already offer VisionPass integration based on the above options.

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Good afternoon,Has anyone used the visionpass readers for exterior applications? I am in Ohio and they say they can be used for outdoor use but there spec sheet only says 14 degrees F.

Any feedback would be graet. Thank you

Dan

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With weather that cold, users are going to inevitably wear scarves, or balaclavas, or ski masks, or other protective clothes that will complicate IDing on face geometry and multi-spectral imaging.

The temperature parameters apply to the equipment rating, but actual performance is likely going to suffer as well.

IDEMIA initially presented this prior to COVID, and I've asked them about the impact of masks on face reads as well as your cold-weather questions. I will update here when they reply.

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Great Brian. Thank you!

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Hello Dan. IDEMIA responded:

The Visionpass is rated for -10° to 45°C (14° to 131°F) and humidity 10%-80% (non-condensing). While it can be used outdoors, I’m not aware of any current customers doing so, at least not here in the U.S. For scarves, enrollment is similar to passport photos (e.g., remove hats, glasses, accessories that are not worn daily, etc….religious coverings, like hijabs, are ok). Once enrolled, the Visionpass is tolerant of partial occlusions of the face, like scarves, and will still function normally. This ties directly into masks. Visionpass can still identify individuals wearing masks, although the identification takes slightly longer (our testing indicates about half a second to a second longer). It also supports mask detection, so a person can be denied entry if not wearing a mask, with the alert being sent back into the access control system. [Empahasis Added]

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Visionpass can still identify individuals wearing masks

While I am sure this is true at some level ('can' is a broad concept), the question remains how well they can identify individuals wearing masks, i.e., what impact does wearing masks have in terms of increasing falsely rejecting users in the system or falsely allowing users not in the system.

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what impact does wearing masks have in terms of increasing falsely rejecting users in the system or falsely allowing users not in the system.

I'll push back specifically on this point/question to see what the response is.

Given face geometry and multi-spectral imaging used by Visionpass to recognize people, I am curious to see what they say given many face features are obscured by masks.

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Very helpful. THANK YOU!

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