Hackathon Diaries #4 FaceFinder: Face Recognition Application
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Hackathon Diaries #4 FaceFinder: Face Recognition Application

By Priyobroto April 04, 2023 - 227 views

Hey there tech enthusiasts. Welcome to the fourth edition of Hackathon Diaries, where we present to you the latest and greatest innovations created by the brilliant minds at INT. Hackathon 2023.

Hold on to your hats because this time we’re taking things up a notch with our cutting-edge solution, FaceFinder. It’s all about securing today for a safer tomorrow, and we’re thrilled to share all the exciting details with you.


Picture this: You arrive at your workplace, but instead of fumbling around with keys or access cards, you just stand in front of the gate and let FaceFinder work its magic. 

It is an application to open gates securely and automatically through facial recognition technology. It facilitates users to upload/register images of their faces, which can be used to recognise them. The stored image in the database will be used to verify any new entry request. It grants access to matching, otherwise,  the gate won’t open and physical intervention will be needed.

The Techie 

Working Flowchart

But let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how it all works. Our brilliant tech-savvy superstar has designed an innovative flowchart that seamlessly integrates various tools to make FaceFinder a robust and reliable solution. 

Tech Stack

We’re talking about: 

  • ASP.NET Core at the backend
  • Azure Cognitive Service Computer Vision and Face API for detecting and recognising people
  • Azure Storage account to store all your pretty faces
  • And of course, Entity Framework Core is there to make sure everything is stored in our trusty SQL server

Now, let’s talk benefits

  • Enhanced Security: Using facial recognition technology to open gates can enhance the security of the premises by ensuring access to only authorised individuals
  • Convenience: With this application, users can open gates without having to manually unlock them
  • Efficiency: Automatic gate opening saves time and effort for individuals who frequently access the premises
  • Enhanced User Experience: The intuitive UI/UX of the application makes it hassle-free for users accessing the gateway
  • Cost Savings: Reduces the need for security personnel, thereby cutting costs associated with staffing and training. It also eliminates the requirement for physical access controls such as keys or access cards, which can be expensive to produce and maintain.

Potential Challenges Of The Prototype and The Future Opportunities

But we’re not going to shy away from potential challenges. FaceFinder has a few limitations, like being unable to recognise identical twins, finding it difficult to identify individuals with facial injuries, and struggling to identify those wearing a cap or scarf. 

Hey, we’re not giving up on these. We’re already working on ways to improve FaceFinder, such as implementing IoT devices, maintaining a block list to restrict specific individuals, initiating breaching alerts, enhancing scalability, reducing response time, and exploring more use cases.

So, there you have it. FaceFinder is the future of secure and convenient gate access, and we’re excited to take this technology to new heights. Stay tuned for more exciting developments from Hackathon Diaries.

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