A facial recognition door entry access system that also keeps records of people coming and going could be the one accessory your high-tech home is missing. Or it could be that you run a business say, without a receptionist, and you want to keep track of employees’ movements in and out of the front door. With this device you can even keep out those pesky door-to-door salespeople. The Hanvon CVJB-G107 Face Recognition Time Attendance System and Access Door Lock from electronics wholesaler Chinavasion is a cheap solution (under US$500) and lets you program who gets in and out of your business or home.

The system works by taking a 3D image of people at the door via its two cameras and matching them against your stored database of images (up to 500 faces).

Deploying the same wiring protocol (Weigand) commonly used to connect a card swipe mechanism to the rest of an electronic entry system, you can monitor your staff, family members, their friends, plus unwelcome guest and family members.

Chinavasion says the wall-mounted CVJB-G107 can recognize facial distinction accurately in a fraction of a second and the added security of 3D images means that photographs of people won’t fool the system, only the real people will gain access to your premises.

The facial recognition and time attendance system isn’t a bad looking piece of equipment either, and will sit comfortably alongside most other high-tech devices in the modern home or office.

Also equipped with night vision, the unit has a 3.5-inch TFT display screen, touch keypad, USB and Ethernet port for TCP/IP connections.

Strictly business

The Hanvon CVJB-G107 comes with its management software that allows you to define work time, vacation time, overtime, etc., and gives you full data and reports by department or individual so you can see who’s late, out of the office or ducking out for one too many tea breaks.

In a nutshell, the device lets you: lock and unlock doors remotely and through face recognition technology; record employee attendance; keep track of employee times; export and import from a TXT file; download recorded data via USB or TCP/IP.

    Specifications for the CVJB-G107:
  • Processor: TI DSP 600MHz
  • User capacity: 500 users
  • Record capacity: 150,000 records
  • Recognition Algorithm: Dual Sensor TM V2.0
  • Sensor: specialized double sensor
  • Verification speed: Less than one second
  • 3.5 inch TFT color screen
  • 320 x 240 Resolution
  • Standard TCP/IP
  • 12V DC, working current 500mA, power consumption: 12W when operating, less than 5W standby
  • Dimensions: L:145mm x W: 200mm D:90mm
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