Face time at Knickerbocker Village with new high-tech security

Complex adopts biometric face-match system at door

TRD NEW YORK /
Feb.February 28, 2014 10:45 AM

The 1,600-unit Knickerbocker Village affordable housing complex in the Lower East Side has installed a face-recognition system in Building B.

First, a resident poses for five photos taken by the building’s security cameras. Then, a scanner reads the face of a tenant attempting to enter the building, and if the system recognizes his or her face, access will be granted. Israeli general Aharon Ze’evi-Farkash invented the FST21 system. Some are concerned that the system will be subject to cyber threats.

“You’re looking in one direction and someone else will come up with a better way to go around your security,” security expert Jonathan Gilliam told My Fox New York. And that’s really the downfall of any of these biometric systems is that they’re linked in with a computer.”

In December, residents of the complex received rent rebates for damage suffered in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as previously reported. [MyFoxNewYork]Mark Maurer


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