Why Use Facial Recognition Software?

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What is facial recognition software?

A software that uses artificial intelligence to identify people. It uses biometric analysis from an image or video for face detection.

How does facial recognition work?

Facial recognition consists of five basic processes:

Face detection

Software detects a face, either in an image or in a video.

Face alignment

It determines coordinates of captured image using mainly pupil reference points and, from geometrical transformations, skew the image for extraction of biometric features.  

Extraction of biometric features

It takes relevant characteristics, called minutiae, which will allow differentiating faces of different people, according to geometric variations.  


It compares extracted characteristics with data stored in face database. Software performs a one-to-many comparison (1:N). It shows results from comparison with a percentage similarity.


If image has a high percentage of similarity, it is a match. For example, on an access control platform, only identified person can enter a restricted area. 

Advantages on facial recognition

  • User has no contact with device
  • Can be used in places where hygiene is essential
  • Recognition is done in less than a second
  • No devices such as cards are required for identification

Sectors where facial recognition is applied


Uses facial recognition to authenticate its users at any time during a bank transaction. Similarly, it applies it to identifying its users when they report to offices, as well as to identifying persons who have committed fraud (blacklists).


Casinos use facial recognition to restrict access to their facilities. They also use it to identify their VIP customers.

Retail or Convenience Stores

It applies facial recognition to solve frequent theft problems in its stores. Usually, the same people commit thefts. Consequently, they use facial recognition to identify these people and prevent this type on crime.  


Flow in train and airport systems is high. Due that, this sector uses facial recognition. User identification and citizen security. It is paramount in this area. 


This sector uses this technology to check citizen’s identity at voting stations, border controls, searches for missing persons, police investigations and more.

Sporting events

Sports events bring crowds together. This environment is increase vandalism rates. For this reason, sports event organizers invest in protecting people and facilities with facial recognition systems.


Patient identification is one the most critical issues for the entire health care industry, both providers and payers benefit. from that. Facial recognition supports patient identification by achieving a high level of connection to historical records such as examinations, prescriptions and preconditions.

What facial recognition software to implement?

Today, there are a variety by facial recognition platforms on the market. However, Herta has the most revolutionary and innovative technology in facial recognition.

Herta is a world leader in innovation on facial recognition. It is specialized in crowd identification, in real time, through IP cameras. Its high level on competitiveness and innovation has earned it several awards. In 2020, received awards from Frost & Sullivan for excellence in biometrics and from European Commission it received COVID-19 Seal of Excellence.

Herta’s software is unique. It stands out for its speed, accuracy and usability. Its solutions aim the end customer. Totally integrable with video surveillance, access control and marketing applications.

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COVID-19 Solutions

COVID-19 solutions have COVID-19 Certificate of Excellence by awarded by European Commission (EC) for AWARE project. Herta implements in its solutions cutting-edge algorithms, capable of identifying people even with masks.

Social Distance

Application controls proximity between people in a crowd in a specific area. It sends alerts when it detects high densities.

Capacity control

Software counts people in a defined space (workplace, restaurants, cafeterias, etc.).  Application sends alerts when monitored site is at maximum capacity.  

Mask detection

Solution can detect a person’s use a mask. In this way, it ensures that your clients protect themselves and others.

Subject Identification

Herta’s algorithms are able to detect and identify people even with large facial occlusions. Therefore, they identify people even when they wear a mask.

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