Facial Recognition: A New Age in Security Technology

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Tom Cruise tends to play hero in high intensity films, such as Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, and Minority Report. In that last one, retina scans were regularly used to gain access into secured spaces. It provided good entertainment. It also made us wonder what the future in technology holds.

Hollywood Meets Reality

On April 21st, Samsung released the Galaxy S8 smart phone, with a feature straight out of a sci-fi movie: facial recognition. On its face (no pun intended), it sounded like an excellent way to unlock your phone. After all, we’ve gotten so used to instant gratification, who has enough time to enter a four-digit passcode or press their thumbprint into their handheld device, right?
However, the impressiveness of this innovation was embarrassingly short-lived. It was also what iPhone users’ dreams are made of. A man took a picture of himself and used it to unlock a demo S8 mobile phone. So much for high tech as ultimate security. It was enough to make the competition sneer, but it begs the question: can other security systems be so easily manipulated?

How Secure is Your Security Technology?

What happened to Samsung could happen with any type of technology. You can spend all the money in the world on a state-of-the-art security, but if it’s easily hackable, it’s worthless. And a person doesn’t have to be a genius to learn how to break into a security system. People can learn how to do virtually anything by searching for tutorial videos online; and once that code is broken, it leaves your business, and personal information vulnerable.

The Future of Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is an excellent way to complement your existing security camera system. Some stores are now able to recognize previous shoplifters thanks to this technology. But as with the recent Samsung faux pas, facial recognition security has been tampered with even at ultra secure institutions, such as banks.
No system is foolproof, but it is foolish to trust in luck and a prayer when it comes to securing your surveillance system. Source1Solutions gives you peace of mind by entrusting your business’ safety exclusively on highly skilled information technologies engineers. We know how to circumvent security; therefore, we know how to protect those areas that may be susceptible to attack.

You worked hard to get your business to where it is. Only trust in the best to protect it.


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