In the following guide, we will show you how to put facial recognition on pc so as to be able to unlock a personal PC simply by positioning ourselves in front of the PC and waiting for recognition by the special webcam.
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1) Windows Hello compatible webcams
The facial recognition system of Windows 10 and Windows 11 requires high-security standards to be applied: the recognition is done through infrared sensors and a facial dot tracking systems to make it impossible to use a simple photo to unlock.
This means that we will never be able to use facial recognition if we do not have a Windows Hello-compatible webcam. On desktop computers, we can connect a USB webcam like the NexiGo HelloCama modern webcam equipped with a 1080p resolution sensor, facial recognition with Windows Hello, built-in microphone, automatic shutter for privacy, optimization for video calls on Zoom, and advanced recording system.
Other Windows Hello compatible HD webcams are the GoGoCool Face Recognition USB IR Camera the Kaysuda CA20 Telecamera IR USB and the most expensive Logitech Brio Ultra HD Pro Webcamdefinitely the best choice if we are configuring a company computer.
2) Laptops with facial recognition
On laptops, we can hook up one of the webcams already seen in the previous chapter or, if we have to buy a new laptop focus immediately on models equipped with the official support for Windows Hello.
The best notebook with built-in facial recognition is the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro equipped with a 14-inch 2.2K display, 2240×1400 pixel resolution, AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS processor, AMD integrated graphics card, 1 TB of M.2 SSD internal memory, 16 GB of RAM, webcam with IR facial recognition, Wi-Fi 6, backlit keyboard and Windows 11 operating system.
Another handset with facial recognition support is ASUS ZenBook Pro 15but we can take a look at higher-end models in our ai guide for best laptops with windows installed.
3) Configure facial recognition on Windows
If our PC or laptop has a webcam compatible with Windows Hello, activating facial recognition is very simple: we press the keys WIN+I on the keyboard, press up Account let’s go to the menu Login options let’s expand the menu Facial Recognition (Windows Hello)we press on Sets up and follow the onscreen instructions to capture the details of our face.
After the acquisition, we also recommend that you set up a backup PIN so that you can quickly unlock your PC in case of facial recognition failure. If there are multiple accounts on the PC each user can register their face with Windows Hello: when Windows starts, the system will turn on the webcam, check who is in front of it and immediately start the right account without even having to select it.
To learn more, we can read our guide on how to log in to windows without a password in total security.
Facial recognition on Windows is definitely a great way to access your PC quickly without having to enter a password or PIN but requires the right hardware to work.
A good budget alternative to facial recognition technology is the fingerprint readers often already integrated on mid-range laptops and can be integrated on any PC via Windows Hello compatible USB fingerprint readers.
On Windows security, we can read our insights on how to block unauthorized access to your PC come on how to use dynamic block in windows.