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Alibaba to launch Face lock app for smartphone users

India: Alibaba Group, a Chinese mobile internet and e-commerce giant launched face lock based security app known as ‘Privacy Knight’ that empower users to lock and unlock their protected apps via a one-second selfie.

The app face recognition technology saves the user from remembering the passwords. Also, with the app’s face lock and blink detection is 99.47% accurate.

With rising smartphone users in India, the Chinese giant newly launched app would help many users to secure their smartphones. The app is safer than any other lock because of the feature that no user information upload is requested since face lock is accessible offline. In addition, it provides other features also which includes a vault, clean, themes, fake icon, intruder selfie, fake cover, to name a few.

TechSci Research analyses that the smartphone security technology is changing dynamically. From the pin code to finger print recognition to now face recognition. As the smartphones use/purpose is getting wider and people are using it for financial transaction, office emails, document sharing, etc. it is essential to have a robust access security system; and the deployment of biometrics technology in the smartphones serve the purpose.

TechSci Research, a market research and consulting firm recently published a report, “India Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, biometrics market in India is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of over 35% till 2020. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of increasing use of various biometric products in government and BFSI sector across the country. Increasing use in corporate houses, schools and industries for time and attendance monitoring, coupled with rising demand from IT / ITeS to authenticate access to confidential data, are other factors that are expected to propel market growth over the next five years. The largest player in India biometrics market is HID, followed by SecuGen, NEC, eSSL, 3M, and Honeywell. Most of these major companies operate in India by importing products and subsequently supplying them through their distributors in the country.  

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