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Announcing FaceMatch SDK – Sightcorp’s New Facial Recognition Solution

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In response to increasing demand for biometric authentication technology, Sightcorp has released a new facial recognition solution, FaceMatch. There are a number of strong drivers underlying this demand:

  • Increased demand for digital identity verification. As traditional companies become more digital and new fully digital companies arise, businesses need secure solutions to verify their users’ identities and deter fraud. Regulations including Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) contribute to this demand.
  • The introduction of the PSD2, which takes effect in the EU in September 2019 and which introduces stricter requirements for strong customer authentication (SCA). Facial recognition is one of the adopted solutions to meet the more stringent requirements for SCA.
  • Requests for facial recognition solutions from our customers, including access control in smart homes, production locations, construction sites, and education.


Facial recognition is becoming increasingly popular as an authentication method for payment verification, partly due to the impending implementation of PSD2, as well as in the context of Know Your Customer (KYC). The following quote illustrates the trend:

CB Insights Quote

How can you use Sightcorp’s FaceMatch solution?

Sightcorp’s state-of-the-art face recognition software enables you to verify customer identity, to compare faces against a database of facial images, and to use face search to group facial images.


ID Verification, Face Comparison, Face Search


In relation to KYC, FaceMatch improves the customer authentication process by enhancing compliance, reducing onboarding time and cost, decreasing fraud, and improving the customer experience.

And in terms of payment verification, where PSD2 requires strong customer authentication by using at least two out of the following three authentication factors, FaceMatch fills a clear need in the market for biometric authentication:

  • Something you know (password, pin code, etc.)
  • Something you own (bank card, smartphone, wearable device, etc.)
  • Something you are (biometrics such as fingerprints and facial images, etc.)


Something you know, Something you own, Something you are


How does FaceMatch work?

Sightcorp’s FaceMatch uses proprietary, deep learning-based AI models to detect and compare facial images. Here are some of the benefits of choosing FaceMatch:

It’s customizable: You can choose your own confidence thresholds and you have the option to retrain the models on your own or your customers’ data.

It’s trusted: You have complete control over your own data. Sightcorp does not need to store images. As soon as an image is acquired, it is converted into a FacePrint, which cannot be traced to any individual Additionally, the image processing can be run locally without the need for internet connectivity.

It’s affordable: The usage-based pricing caters to your particular business needs.

It’s accurate: FaceMatch performs best-in-class, as indicated by the following data.


FaceMatch performance on Labelled Faces in the Wild (LFW)


We take a lot of pride in the fact that we are on par with some of the big players that have access to significantly more resources (including funding and engineers) than we do.


Which products are available?

FaceMatch SDK – available now

The FaceMatch Software Development Kit (SDK) is a cross-platform software library for face detection and the matching of faces of individual people or matching faces with a database.

The SDK can be easily integrated into third-party software as a collection of C++ libraries for Windows and Linux platforms.


  • ID verification
  • Verify and compare faces
  • Face search
  • Liveness detection
  • Runs across platforms (Windows and Linux) (iOS and Android coming soon)
  • Operates offline after one-time authentication to licensing server
  • Image storage (face search) controlled by customer
  • Requires C++ expertise


FaceMatch Cloud API (Beta) – coming soon

Easily verify and compare faces in your own apps. Our Cloud API is extremely user friendly, requiring limited programming expertise and use of hardware. Process images in the Cloud and get back the face results immediately.

This is an affordable solution with low costs in terms of development, maintenance, and user costs.

You also have an option to use a private cloud environment.


  • ID verification
  • Verify and compare faces
  • Face search
  • Liveness detection
  • Operates online
  • Image storage (face search) on Sightcorp’s servers managed by client
  • Private cloud option
  • Programming language REST (Python/JavaScript/Ruby, etc.)


Want to get started with FaceMatch?

Learn More About FaceMatch


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