Facial Recognition Technology for Attendance Recording

Ever since the pandemic hit the world in 2020, humanity is slowly going towards contactless everything. One technology that was having a surge in development and implementation is Facial Recognition tech. Facial recognition technology is a system or software which is capable enough to verify the identity of a person from analyzing an image or video footage. Some of the technologies or software are so advanced that even blurred pictures are sometimes rendered enough and analyzed to know the identity of the person.

It is quite evident now that the technology would benefit organizations’ management department to integrate it in its attendance system. Offices or workplaces or even just public places where the entry and exit times of employees or a person are strictly noted down will have a ready-made automated system to record the entry and exit time of each person for a given time. Since the whole process will be done by a computer, it means the total attendance registration and calculation will be automated and done by the system itself, therefore, saving us the money which would have been otherwise spent on the labor cost to do that.

Facial recognition technology offers a host of benefits such as in authentication, monitoring, access control, indexing, and maintenance of surveillance applications. A facial recognition software captures and compares patterns on a person’s face and analyses the details to identify and verify the individual. While the underlying system is complex, the whole technology can be broken down into three steps:

Step 1: Face Detection: An essential step is locating human faces in real-time

Step 2: Transform Data: Once captured, the analogue facial information is transformed into a set of data or vectors based on a person’s facial features

Step 3: Face Match: The system matches the data above with the one in the database for verification

As compared to manual attendance systems, AI-based attendance systems are highly automated. These systems store and update day-to-day records in real-time. From maintaining daily attendance to preparing high-accurate timesheets of individual employees, facial recognition attendance systems are programmed to handle it all on a very large scale. Imagine handling a large crowd of 10,000 people without any fuss and recording the attendance in an organized manner. Such is the efficiency of AI facial recognition systems.

Industrial floor time frauds are common worldwide and one of the most common work ethics violations. While a vast majority of workers are honest, but the nuisance of buddy punching cannot be ruled out. Teaming up with staff members or security personnel, some workers skip work and still get paid. Such time fraud is not only detrimental to companies but is also unfair towards honest contributing workers.

With a facial recognition attendance system, the entire environment is automated. You won’t just take the attendance but also automatically record the entry-exit time of the employees. It also adds to the security of the workplace as the system can recognize who left the designated area and when accurately.

In summation, integrating facial recognition technology in attendance systems are modern utilities that are a requirement in the post-pandemic era. These systems make employees’ attendance tracking accurate while saving costs. Such a system also adds a layer of security in the workplace. Even FGV Prodata Systems ourselves have been using facial recognition technology with thermal detection to allow access to our staff in all of our offices since the pandemic start. And it is what we recommend our customers to implement.