Residents enter their buildings using Facial Recognition

Image courtesy of FST21

Image courtesy of FST21

Apartment living has its pros and cons, but one thing many renters can relate to is having to call a locksmith and pay high fees for replacing lost or forgotten keys. However, residents at Manhattan’s Knickerbocker Village don’t have to worry about that.

The 12-building complex, home to 1,600 apartments, recently installed the FST21 SafeRise system.

How it works is that residents are photographed, with a series of body measurements and movements also recorded. This information is then stored in a system that recognizes the residents when they approach an entrance, immediately allowing them to enter.

In addition to the facial recognition technology, the system also includes a ‘digital doorman’ that allows visitors to contract residents via an intercom, or contact the security desk to ask permission to enter.

What are your thoughts on this technology? Would you feel safer knowing your building used facial recognition?

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