Wicket is committed to the responsible use and application of facial authentication technology, and to that end, takes security and privacy very seriously. Learn more about how we design our technology for that commitment below.
Wicket products require that different data and images be captured and held for varying time frames, depending on the customer’s use case. Data is only stored for the purpose of the product and is automatically purged according to the data policies of Wicket customers for the intended use of that data.
Images of the faces of individuals that present themselves to an Access touch-point are captured and retained for logging purposes. This data is purged from the system according to the specified data configuration of the customer.
While Wicket’s computer vision algorithms could technically be classified as a facial recognition system, we prefer to use the term Facial Authentication. Facial recognition systems like those used by law enforcement or security agencies (to identify an unknown individual by running an image through an extensive database) are based on a ‘One to Many’ or ‘1:N’ analysis. Wicket access control and ticketing products utilize a ‘One to One’ or ‘1:1’ match where the system is simply verifying, or authenticating, the identity of an individual who has already provided consent to be in the system.