Security solutions specialist Centaman Entrance Control is offering a new facial recognition technology add-on for its access gates used in corporate offices, government buildings and leisure centres in Australia and New Zealand.The new EasyAccess facial recognition reader scans users' faces to identify them before providing fast, easy access through an access gate or door. It can also be configured to scan whether visitors are wearing masks and prevent entry to any who are not, if required.Centaman Entrance Control General Manager Michael Bystram said facial recognition technology was already used in some corporate offices in Australasia but the functionality and price point was sometimes prohibitive.”The new EasyAccess reader is an effective system available at an accessible price point. It is an ideal way for facility managers to provide secure contactless entry during the global COVID-19 pandemic and it also removes the need for authorised visitors to carry an access card with them at all times.”One of the advantages of the new EasyAccess facial recognition reader was that it worked with almost any gate or door and could be retrofitted to many existing Centaman Entrance Control gates, Mr Bystram said.Each EasyAccess reader can store up to 50,000 faces in its internal database. Faces can be scanned from up to three meters away, and the reader includes anti-spoofing detection support that enables it to distinguish live faces from pictures and videos.Options were also available to link multiple readers and to allow staff to manage a secure database of visitor and member faces from one central location, Mr Bystram said.Centaman Entrance Control is a leader in security and entrance control technology. Other contactless solutions that use biometrics for visitor identification include the EasyGate SPT with built-in IDEMIA MorphoWave scanner, which can identify people using a 3D scan of their fingerprints.