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Facial recognition based attendance system

Did you know your face could become a form of currency in a few years? All you’d need to do to make a purchase would be to give an acknowledging nod to the scanner.

Attendance in Corporate Offices

Corporate offices these days are working on increasing the number of productive hours in a day. Currently, the system involves clocking in by using a fingerprint scanner or using RFID smart cards for access which also can be a little time consuming.

By introducing facial attendance system, we can ensure efficiency and save time. If a facial recognition based attendance system is to be installed at a corporate office, a database of employee facial analytics needs to be created. Once all the faces are registered, the device which is positioned in the entry/exit points can run scans on the incoming or outgoing people while they approach the system.

The face scanner compares the facial biometrics of each person in the incoming crowd and matches it to the data stored in the database. After successful matching, it then clocks them for the day. The next time if the same person comes in a little late, the device can be programmed to display the number of minutes this person has delayed.

If in case, it can’t find a matching record in its database, it can be programmed to create an alert to the official authorities or security to take appropriate action.This device is not only suitable for offices but can be used at shopping malls or banks where all employees can get themselves clocked in as they arrive through the facial attendance system.

Attendance in Educational Facilities

Attendance registration takes up almost the first half of class hours in the morning, which are both time consuming and a bothersome task for the teachers. Installing a face attendance device at the entry of the school gate can record the faces of students as they arrive. This can also be beneficial as the school authorities can also keep an eye on students ensuring their safety.

Another feature that can be added to this device could be an emotion detector which can detect the emotions of students, alerting school authorities so they can help distressed students and reach out to them at the right time.

Attendance at Residential areas

Even today, security personnel of many residential societies are required to manually register the visitor’s name and vehicle number. If a face recognition device can be installed at the entry gate, any person entering the society at any point of time will be automatically registered before access is granted into the society.

The device can automatically notify the security personnel of their data such as name and vehicle number. Several organizations and societies today are currently deploying RFID based visitor management system. For a more efficient entry system, facial based attendance system could be the key.


The system can be used for security purposes in offices, residential areas and educational institutions.

It is swifter than smart cards and fingerprint biometric verification.

It can be helpful in large events which depend on tickets and passes and attendance taking can be quite tedious. Checking tickets or counting seems next to impossible when the audience crosses a 1000 or more limit.

It reduces fraudulent reselling of passes/tickets or impersonation.


Quality of images: If the device used to capture images earlier is of less quality it could get harder to match them. Faces captured at different angles could slow down the system as well. However, the camera used in these devices lately is of greater resolution.

Storage: Since we’re looking for high-quality images, most devices come with a limited storage space and that could become a problem especially for large events with a larger audience, if not taken back-up every now and then.


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