Biometrics – Face Detection Camera Review (with Masks)

By | July 30, 2020

New report from IPVM on face detection camera – Jul2020  – we have all those nice cameras that do facial recognition, but wasn’t that before everybody started wearing masks?  Now what?

Face Detection Shootout – Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jul 30, 2020 |  

Face detection analytics are available from a number of manufactures including Dahua, Vivotek, Hikvision, Uniview, and Hanwha, but how well do they work?

We tested face detection analytics across these manufacturers examining:

  • Can faces still be detected wearing masks, hats, or sunglasses?
  • Can faces be detected at harsh angles?
  • How well do they detect faces in full light?
  • How well can faces be detected in low light (~2lx)?
  • How well can faces be detected in the dark with IR (~0.02lx)?
  • Are there issues detecting faces in WDR scenes?
  • Do these analytics integrate with third-party VMS?

Ranked Summary

Based on our testing face detection performance falls into three groups:

Full report from IPVM on face detection camera