Fast Access Control Technology Solutions (FACTS)

Michael E. Bazakos, Yunqian Ma, Andrew H. Johnson

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Positive identification (ID) verification of a large number of people (possibly thousands) in a short time, such as when people enter the gates of a manufacturing plant in the morning, can be a daunting task for the security guards. Current methods that use a password, card swipe system, proximity card reader system, or combination are slow and vulnerable. For example a card can be stolen or a password forgotten, copied or given to an unauthorized person. Hence the need for biometric-based access control systems (ACS). Many biometric systems address the ID verification problem; however, none provide quick and convenient positive (reliable) ID. Fingerprinting is unreliable and requires too much cooperation, face recognition systems (FRS) are unacceptable in a one-to-many application, and iris scan is slow and cumbersome. In this paper, we describe a Fast Access Control Technology Solution (FACTS) system we developed and demonstrated at Honeywell Labs that enables many motorists to enter a secured parking lot without coming to a complete stop. The FACTS solution combines radio frequency identification (RFID) tags with FRS, reducing the one-to-many FRS problem by using a one-to-one match for facial verification (FV). This solution is dynamic, secure, positive, and hands-free for fast gate access control. At the heart of the Honeywell FV system is a unique Tri-Band Imaging (TBI) camera that reliably locates and records the face of an individual or driver in motion while entering a gate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Based Surveillance - Proceedings of AVSS 2005
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventIEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, AVSS 2005 - Como, Italy
Duration: Sep 15 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance - Proceedings of AVSS 2005


OtherIEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, AVSS 2005

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