Construction workers get access to site through face recognition

​The site will be the first National Robotarium in the UK and is due to open in 2022

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Construction workers get access to site through face recognition. Source:

Robertson Construction Central East has deployed facial recognition technology on its National Robotarium project in Edinburgh to support contactless site entry for the workforce.

The Biosite Facial Recognition ​system has been installed at site entry and exit points to provide a non-contact biometric access control solution with mandatory fever screening.

It means operatives will have their facial template matched against the workforce database and have their temperature checked before access to site is granted.


The system will enable Robertson to capture and monitor workforce data on site, in real-time, to support health and safety, efficiency, and compliance, as well as help manage coronavirus transmission risk.

It is the first Robertson project to introduce a facial recognition system with integrated temperature measurement and the first live deployment of Biosite Facial Recognition in Scotland.

The non-contact facial recognition system requires no secondary authentication such as pin entry and has been developed to prioritise data security – no worker data is stored on the camera device and the facial matching process takes place remotely, which also improves accuracy. The facial matching process is completed in <0.2 seconds for efficient worker throughput.

We’ve reported that number of people using facial recognition for payments to rise by 120%.


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