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Facial recognition software is an application that can be used to automatically identify or verify individuals from video frame or digital images. Some facial recognition software uses algorithms that analyze specific facial features, such as the relative position, size and shape of a person's nose, eyes, jaw and cheekbones.
Unlike fingerprinting and voice recognition, facial recognition software yields nearly instant results because subject consent is not required. Facial recognition software is primarily used as a protective security measure and for verifying personnel activities, such as attendance, computer access or traffic in secure work environments.
Facial recognition software is also known as a facial recognition system or face recognition software.
Some of the potential uses of facial recognition software include:
Successful deployments include: