How fast is the employee recognition process?

Once the camera can see a face, NoahFace Shift can recognise it in under a second. Each time you use it it learns, making the process even faster over time. Once recognised, employees press single button to start or end their shift. 

Can NoahFace Shift integrate with my existing Rostering and/or Payroll System?

Yes, NoahFace Shift can pull your employee and shift data from your Rostering System and can push the recorded times into your Payroll System. Contact us for the latest list of supported Rostering and Payroll Systems.

Can NoahFace Shift support multiple workplaces?

Yes, NoahFace can support organisations with any number of workplaces.

How many employees can be supported?

NoahFace Shift can easily support 2,000 employees at a single workplace, and 50,000 employees across multiple workplaces.

What equipment will I need for NoahFace Shift?

You will need an iPad, and iPad stand, and a Wi-Fi Access Point with Internet connectivity.

Where is the best place to mount the iPad?

The iPad is best mounted at the point where employees enter and exit your workplace. It should be mounted vertically (ie. portrait orientation) with the power cable at the bottom and the camera at the top. It is best mounted at approximately 1.5 metres (5 feet) from ground level, angled slightly so that the majority of employees can easily interact with it while standing in front of it.

Can I use multiple iPads at a single workplace?

Yes, NoahFace can support any number of iPads. This can be useful if you have multiple points of entry into your workplace, or you have extremely large numbers of employees. Employees don't need to be concerned about which iPad they use - they can clock-in using one iPad and clock-out using another.

What happens if an employee is not recognised automatically?

If an employee is not recognised automatically, they can manually identify themselves. You can choose whether they simply need to select themselves, or they need a secondary identification such as a personal passcode (PIN) or a supervisor confirmation.

How does NoahFace Shift help prevent fraud and "buddy clocking"?

The use of facial recognition positively identifies individuals as they present themselves. Further, NoahFace Shift records a photo of employees as they start and end their shifts, creating a visual audit trail that can be analysed if necessary.

Where is the data stored?

The data storage location depends on the capabilities of you Rostering and Payroll Systems. Where this is supported, the data is stored directly in your Rostering and Payroll Systems, so there is no duplication of data. Where this is not possible, the data can be stored in the NoahFace Shift cloud server or locally on your iPad - its your choice.

Are there any privacy issues?

Different laws apply in each country and you should check your local laws before recording employee information. We would recommend that you review your employee contracts and ensure they clearly state that employees agree to having the start and end of their shifts (including a photo) recorded. We also recommend you review our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use.

What additional equipment will I need?

You will need an iPad, an iPad stand, an external camera, and a Wi-Fi Access Point or Router. We recommend you review our Setup Guide and our Accessories page.

Can NoahFace integrate with my existing Point of Sale?

Yes, NoahFace can push the customers regular order into your POS with a single press, increasing processing efficiency and reducing errors. Contact us for the latest list of supported POS providers.

Where is the best place to mount the iPad?

You will need to mount the iPad so the cashier/operator can see the customer names easily without having to rotate their head while talking to the customer. We highly recommend mounting the iPad alongside the existing Point of Sale (POS) screen.

Where is the best place to mount the camera?

It depends which camera you have purchased. For the recommended Hikvision cameras, the camera lens works best if the lens eye is approximately chest high of the average height customer. The best place to mount the camera is typically on the top edge of your Point of Sale (POS) terminal or on the NoahFace iPad. We offer purpose built mounts which you can find on our Accessories page.

Can I use multiple cameras?

Yes, NoahFace can support two cameras (with the same resolution) if you purchase a large subscription. Customer recognition is performed on both video feeds simultaneously, and you can easily switch between the two views from the user interface as needed.

Can I use my existing Wi-Fi Access Point / Router?

Yes, NoahFace will work with any Wi-Fi Access Point. To get the best recognition results we strongly recommend you use a Wi-Fi Access Point that supports 802.11n at 300Mbps, and you use a dedicated WiFi channel for NoahFace (so it is not competing with other uses).

Are there any privacy issues?

Firstly, it is important to note that with NoahFace, no video is permanently stored and an individual's name and details are only recorded if that customer opts in and you register that customer.

Secondly, you should keep in mind that customers are already being observed, both by security cameras and through the usage of their credit cards. The vast majority of people find the benefits of these observations (ie: increased security, relevant advertisements and offers, and personalised service) outweigh any privacy concerns they have.

Lastly and in detail, different laws apply in each country, and you should check your local laws before recording customer information. For example, in Australia, before recording customer information you must:

  • Ask Customer Permission. In a cafe environment, this is best done by asking them if they would like to be part of your loyalty program, and if can you store their name, image, biometric data, and regular order for that purpose.
  • Advise Customers. This is best done by putting up a sign up advising your customers that you may record their data in your loyalty system.


We also recommend you review our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use.

Where is the customer data stored?

The customer data is held locally on the iPad. We recommend that you enable iCloud backups to protect this valuable data.

Can I share my data across two or more iPads?

Not at this stage. We are working to provide this capability in a future release.

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How fast is the facial recognition process?
Once the camera can see a face, NoahFace Access can recognise it in under a second. Each time you use it it learns, making the process even faster over time. 

How accurate is the facial recognition process?
In good lighting conditions, NoahFace Access typically achieves over 99% accuracy. If someone is not recognised automatically, they can manually identify themselves. You can choose whether this requires a passcode (sent to their phone), your own unique identifier (eg: an employee number, member number, etc), or both.

How many people can NoahFace Access support?
NoahFace Access can easily support 2,000 people at a single door, and 50,000 or more people across an organisation.

Can the facial recognition process be fooled with a photograph?
NoahFace Access includes “liveness testing” which is designed to detect and prevent attempts to gain access using a photograph. In contrast, most access cards can be easily and cheaply duplicated, and a copied card will allow access just like the original. 

Can NoahFace Access support multiple doors and sites?
Yes. NoahFace Access can support organisations with any number of doors and sites. You can configure access rules for individual doors, door types (eg: machine rooms, storerooms, etc), individual sites, or groups of sites.

Can NoahFace Access integrate with my existing Access Control System?
Yes. The NoahFace receiver emits Wiegand, which is used by card readers and supported by the majority of Access Control Systems. In an integrated configuration, NoahFace Access simply identifies people, and your Access Control Systems makes the decision to unlock your doors.

Can NoahFace Access provide two-factor authentication?
In a stand-alone configuration, NoahFace Access can be configured for two-factor authentication by requiring both a matching face and a passcode before allowing entry. 

In an integrated configuration, NoahFace Access can provide one factor of identification to your existing Access Control System. In this case, you would set your door up for “Dual Authentication” in your Access Control System, and it would read the other factor (eg: an access card).   

What equipment will I need for NoahFace Access?
For each door you will need an iPad, and iPad mount, a receiver, and a Wi-Fi Access Point with Internet connectivity.

What is the best height to mount the iPad?
The iPad is best mounted as close as possible to your door with the camera eye at approximately 155cm from ground level.

Where is the data stored?
The configuration and audit data is generally stored on the NoahFace Cloud server. For smaller deployments, you can choose to store this data locally on the iPad.

Are there any privacy issues?
In most respects NoahFace Access is identical to existing access control systems, in that you record user details (eg: their name, unique identifier, and a profile picture), and it records an audit trail of all access attempts. Privacy laws are different in each country, and we recommend you review your local laws. We also recommend you review our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use.

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