Sony to revolutionize Mobile Security technology with Facial Recognition


Facial Recognition, a technology mostly used in the industry of security surveillance will from now on be used as a mobile security feature. Yes, this is possible in near future as Sony has announced that it is developing a facial recognition solution for smartphones which is set to revolutionize the mobile security field in coming years.

Sony’s Japanese subsidiary SoftKinect has disclosed to our Cybersecurity Insiders that it will present a 3D facial identification technology to the world by next year. In order to promote it, the company will be offering a presentation on it at the Asian edition of the recently started Mobile World Congress to be held in Shangai, China.

Tech giant Sony will be offering 3D facial recognition software through a 3D sensor that will be integrated into a mobile device for scanning and recognizing the owner of the phone. Sony plans to integrate the sensor to the front-facing camera of the device for cost-efficiency.

Already the company has a prototype of the said technology available on its new version of Sony Xperia handset set to be released by the end of this year.

SoftKinect admitted that their teams of developers have been working on integrating facial recognition technology as a mobile security feature into handsets since 2014. The company disclosed that a swizz based company called Keylemon which offers facial recognition software has bagged the deal to provide software integration to all future handsets of Sony enriched with FR technology.

Sony claims that its FR technology will be more secure than Iris scanners which Samsung is offering from past 1 year as the most advanced mobile security feature present in its premium phones.
The South Korean manufacturer is reluctant to disclose more details due to the fear of its technology being counterfeited by its competitors.

So, more details are awaited!

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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