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Intel RealSense ID for Facial Authentication

Securely Unlock your World

Intel® RealSense™ ID is an award-winning, trusted and accurate on-device facial authentication solution built on Intel’s leadership in vision technology and AI. It combines an active stereo-depth sensor with a specialized neural network to deliver an intuitive and secure solution that adapts over time.

Intel RealSense ID simplifies secure entry for everyone, everywhere. It supports people of varied heights and is designed for Kiosks, Access Control, ATMs, Time-Card Checks, Point-of-Sale, and more.


Authenticates in less than a second


One-in-a-million false acceptance rate


On-device encrypted transactions with the use of embedded secure element

Award Winning

Security Industry Association New Products and Solution Award 2024

Secure Entry Everywhere You Need It




Access Control




Time-Card Check




Custom Use Cases

What is Intel RealSense ID?

With a Quick Glance, Intel RealSense ID Provides Secure Access Control

Authenticating users in less than a second, it combines industry-leading hardware, vision technology, and AI software to ensure reliability in varied conditions. Every skin tone and lighting condition are reliably supported.

Facial authentication - Authenticates every skin tone and shade reliably

Authenticates every skin tone and shade reliably.
Designed to work for everyone, you can trust Intel RealSense ID.

Day Night

From darkness to strong sunlight, indoors or out — it works.
An active depth sensor projects an infrared pattern that enables accurate authentication even in low light conditions.

Facial authentication - Adapts to changes over time

Adapts to changes over time.
No matter how much your style changes, Intel RealSense ID learns over time.

Facial authentication - Supports children to tall adults, from many different angles

Supports children to tall adults, from many different angles.
Easy to use, the solution allows a natural interaction for most people from 120 cm to 190 cm in height at a 55 cm distance.


Anti-spoofing means that the person in front of the camera is the real person
With protection against attacks using photographs, videos, or high‑quality 3D masks, the Intel Facial Authentication solution provides 99.76% assurance that only the real person is granted access.

Rapid Authentication. Privacy is Key.

Every component of our facial authentication solution is engineered to work together, 
for security, privacy, reliability and speed. With fast and easy enrollment, only registered users are authenticated.

Easy Enrollment

Fast Authentication


No Photos Stored


Secure Anti-Spoofing


Authenticates in Less
than a Second

Purpose‑built for Facial Authentication

Intel RealSense ID F455 Peripheral

Ready to Use

Intel RealSense ID Solution F455 is ready‑to‑use and perfect for integration out‑of‑the‑box.


Intel RealSense ID F450 Module

For your Custom Design

Architected for excellent price-performance, the Intel RealSense ID F450 module for facial authentication is ready for tighter integration into various form factors.


Trusted and Secure

Intel RealSense ID enables you to build a facial authentication solution with built-in anti‑spoofing 
technology, which protects against attacks using photographs, videos or high‑quality 3D masks.

1 in a Million

False-Acceptance Rate


True-Acceptance Rate


Spoof-Acceptance Rate


Encryption used on all levels

Small and Mighty

Smaller than a credit card, but powerful enough to authenticate reliably in less than a second.


Your Facial Authentication SDK

Intel RealSense ID SDK is open‑source, created with the developer in mind. It is designed to plug into your user authentication systems.


Download SDK

Get the latest intel RealSense ID SDK to kick-off your project.


Quick Start Guide

Get started with our Quick Start Guide.



Find answers to your questions with our how-to guides and articles.


Code Samples

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Tech Specs

Use EnvironmentLighting conditions:
Operating temperature:
– 0° to 55° C (Peripheral)
– 0° to 60° C (Module)
Operating ParametersField of View (H × V):
59° × 80°
Recommended range:
0.3-1 meter
– Host: USB2
– Host: USB2/UART
PowerPeak: 3.6 W
Average: 1.5 W
Standby: 0.3 W
System RequirementsOperating system:
– Windows
– Linux
– Android
Programming languages:
– C, C++, C#/.NET, Android Java
– Python (coming soon)
PhysicalDimensions (Width × Length × Depth):
– 32.5 mm × 62 mm × 11 mm (Peripheral)
– 18 mm × 50 mm × 4.4 mm (Module)

Form factor:
Connectors (peripheral):

Authentication can be 1:1 or 1:N.

No. Intel RealSense ID is a complete solution that includes hardware and software. There are two form factors: Intel RealSense ID F450 Module and Intel RealSense ID F455 Peripheral.

Yes. Intel RealSense ID supports facial authentication with medical face masks.

Yes. The authentication algorithm is designed to adapt to changes within reason.

Intel RealSense ID is mainly designed for Facial Authentication. Facial Authentication use cases that need multiple devices are typically positioned side-by-side or in parallel. These configurations are unlikely to have IR noise interference. Further, the short period of IR burst is unlikely to cause interference.

Intel RealSense ID is a peripheral device that can connect to any host that supports IFTTT via the published interfaces like USB 2.0. Please see the technical specification for more information.

There is a limit of up to 500 faces recognized on-device by the camera.

Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 is meant to be used with Intel RealSense depth cameras. Intel RealSense ID SDK is only used by the Intel RealSense ID F455 peripheral and F450 module.

Yes. Intel RealSense ID solutions are designed for continuous usage.

Intel RealSense ID is a self-contained solution that includes the necessary hardware and software. The solution is purpose-built for facial authentication and is designed for standalone (edge) or connected configurations.

No. Intel RealSense ID is not designed for authenticating animals.

Yes. Intel RealSense ID supports up to 5 people in the Field of View.

The solution does not store or need any user pictures. It is designed to use facial templates which are encrypted before being stored. Depending on the configuration, this can be stored locally or externally.

Intel RealSense ID Solution F455/F450 Camera resolution is 1080p.

Currently, the solution is designed for authentication and not explicitly designed for tailgate detection.

Yes, please download the datasheet for more information.

Yes, starting in Q1 2024, a software subscription license is required to access anti-spoofing and facial authentication features.

Significant improvements in accuracy and speed of detection have been made on the F450 and F455 and associated software. Starting in Q1 2024, the subscription license for anti-spoofing and facial authentication includes software updates for those who subscribe to the new software.

You may use the existing hardware today. A firmware update will be available in February 2024, and is recommended for all existing customers to enhance security.

Please refer to Get Started for instructions on updating your hardware with the latest software.

Existing customers who purchased hardware prior to 2024 may use their existing software as-is with the firmware security update However, to access new anti-spoofing and facial authentication algorithms, enhanced software features, and regular software maintenance, customers will need to update the software to version 5.7 or newer, which will require a paid software license. Software will be available for download in Q2 2024.

Starting in Q1 2024, a minimum software subscription to the anti-spoofing software will be required. Customers also have the option to purchase the premium subscription service which includes both anti-spoofing and facial authentication software.

Licenses will be managed through Intel IRC (Intel Registration Center). Customers will need to connect their devices to the internet to initialize or renew the license, but will not need the internet connection for normal operations once the license key is initiated.



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