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Biosite Launches Facial Recognition for Construction Site Entry

Biosite Launches Facial Recognition for Construction Site Entry
21 April 2021
 

Biosite Systems Ltd has developed a facial recognition solution to respond to increased demand for contactless site entry. 

At site entry and exit points, operatives simply stand in front of the camera device whilst their facial template is matched against a pre-existing database before access is either granted or denied.   

Biosite Facial Recognition utilises the biometric technology and follows Biosite’s data workflow to combine total workforce data visibility with an effective non-contact mechanism for operatives to access sites.

 

Contactless Entry

 

Managing multiple visiting guests or members of staff within a large building site has always been a challenge for teams working in the built environment.  But when you look at these responsibilities in terms of helping to manage a global pandemic, it’s clear visitor management has taken on a new significance. 

Even prior to COVID-19, some buildings were being equipped with digital visitor management tools, predominantly to help control the traffic of people, avoid unnecessary queuing and taking pressure off front-of-house teams during peak times. Now, such tools are imperative in creating a sense of safety and confidence when visiting public space.

When it comes to building sites, managing the workforce's movements, as well as visits from external suppliers can also be aided by this type of automated tech. Biosite's system is completely contactless, with no secondary authentication such as pin entry required, and the facial matching process is completed in less than 0.2 seconds. The matching process is also completed remotely for increased security, accuracy and speed of throughput.

Integrated temperature measurement is also an option, for sites looking to combine operative entry with mandatory fever screening.   

 

Additional Security 

 

For enhanced data security, operative data is not stored on the facial recognition camera device and is instead stored on a secure server. This also means that workforce data is visible across devices and sites, to enable construction companies to access information on workforce health and safety, efficiency and compliance at a group level, to impact performance improvements in real-time.  

Li Wang, Managing Director at Biosite Systems Ltd, explains: “There is clearly interest in facial recognition technology in the age of COVID-19 but for us it was important not to develop an ‘off the shelf’ solution and to offer something that focused on data integrity, accuracy and security, not just contactless site entry.  

“We approach facial recognition as simply another method of capturing workforce data and wanted to deliver a robust, integrated solution for customers where this is the preferred site access option. The Biosite Facial Recognition camera device is purely a mechanism for capturing workforce data and the facial matching process and data storage takes place remotely, as opposed to any operative data being stored on the device itself, for additional security.

"This also enables a wider pool of data to be established via the Biosite software workflow, across devices and sites, so there is visibility of the workforce at a group level. This has always been our approach to workforce management and I’m pleased that we can now offer our customers a facial recognition solution that provides them with the same benefits and results they have come to expect from us.”    

Picture: a photograph of the Biosite camera device being used by a construction worker

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 April 2021

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