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Facial Recognition Installation & Setup


This guide will take you through the process of setting up an iPad for use with the NoahFace Facial-Recognition Software in Microkeeper. 



iPad Location

The first thing to consider when installing the Ipad Time and Attendance is where to physically mount the iPad.

Where possible, the iPad should be mounted:


Powering the iPad

Your iPad must be permanently powered by either:

It is imperative that you test your iPad to make sure it retains its full charge when the NoahFace App is running.

A few things to consider:


Connecting to your Network

The NoahFace App will continue to work if you temporarily lose your Internet connection, however, you should plan for it to be permanently connected to your network by either:



Registering an Employee

To register users to use NoahFace, each user should:

  1. Stand in front of the iPad, ideally an arms-length away, and look at the iPad.

  2. Look at the Microkeeper screen until:
    • The green bar at the top moves to 100%.
    • The green Register button should become enabled.
  3. If the green bar does not move to 100%, they should try rotating their head slightly, moving slightly closer/further from the iPad, or removing their glasses.
  4. On the Welcome screen, press the Register button.
  5. Select the Employee's name from the list or search on the left.
  6. The Manager will then need to enter their Passcode to complete the Registration
  7. The Employee can then click Clock On, to start their shift. 


During the registration process, it is critical that the manager stands to the side of the iPad so they are not in the camera view. 

Once a user is registered, the manager should ask them to test the recognition process by standing in front of the iPad again.



Adjusting the Camera

To achieve good recognition results, it is critical that the camera is adjusted to produce optimal images.

This can be done by a manager. First, touch the NoahFace icon in the bottom right, then enter your Admin Passcode.
Then under Settings / Camera, you can make the required adjustments.


If you have constant indoor lighting, it is recommending to set your Shutter Speed to a fixed value (typically 1/30 or 1/15 will produce good results).
You can then adjust the ISO setting to obtain a bright and clear face.
If you have variable lighting and you cannot relocate your iPad, you should set your Shutter Speed to Automatic.
You can then adjust the Brightness setting to obtain a bright and clear face.



Backlight

If you have a strong backlight (ie: light coming from directly behind people from a nearby window or spotlight) NoahFace will not be able to recognise people because their facial features will not be clear.
An extreme example of this is below, with the camera facing directly at a window:

Even if you adjust the brightness on the image, this will not help, because the contrast will not be sufficient to identify facial features.


If you have back light issues, the only answers are:

You can also make sure you are running a recent model iPad. If you are trying to run NoahFace on an older model iPad, the camera is nowhere near as good at eliminating backlight.



Installation Guides

You can find the installation guide for the Enclosed iPad Mount here

You can find the installation guide for the iPad Stand here 



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