Envoy Visitors' facial recognition works with returning visitors to match a previously taken photo. By using biometric authentication during the sign-in process, admins can add another layer of security to their workplace. Facial recognition can also speed up the sign-in process and provide visitors with a great first impression.
How it works
Upon arrival, visitors will begin their sign-in process by taking a photo. If that photo matches a previously taken one, the iPad kiosk will recognize them and automatically fill in their details. If no additional details are needed, the sign-in process will be complete. If a visitor needs to take additional steps, like sign an NDA, they will be prompted to do so after their photo.
If a visitor is at your workplace for the first time, their photo will be added to their entry and they can finish their sign-in manually.
How to enable
Once returning visitor detection is on, you be able to enable facial recognition.
Toggle Facial recognition to ON. Once this is enabled, all sign-in flows at your location will be affected. This will not affect other locations.
Since this is a location-wide setting, all sign-in flows will have their photo requirement turned on. You cannot disable a specific flow's photos while facial recognition is enabled.
Once Facial recognition is turned on via the web dashboard, you won't need to make any changes to your iPad kiosk - it will download the new configuration after the toggle is on.
Signing in as a visitor
Your welcome screen will show and the visitor will need to tap sign in. After this, your visitor will need to take a photo. Make sure your kiosk app has access to the camera!
Once your visitor is recognized, they'll be prompted to continue the sign-in process. Their information provided from a previous visit, like email address and phone number, will be automatically filled in.
Will this work automatically?
This feature will only work with photos taken after facial recognition is turned on. After the initial photo is captured, the visitor will be recognized upon their next visit.
Do my visitors need to submit their photos when they pre-register?
No, Envoy will use previously taken photos to match their new on-site picture.
Can this work across locations?
Currently, this only works at the sign-in location and cannot search other locations for recognized visitors.
Where is my data stored?
Envoy stores our data in secure AWS warehouses. Read more about our data and security practices here.