The classification of COVID-19 as global pandemic has led researchers and scientists to design solutions in order to reduce the fast spreading of the virus. This paper presents a novel detection and control system that utilizes Computer Vision based video analytics to help in reducing the speed of the spreading of the virus by recognizing people and detecting masks. The system uses the body temperature and other user biometrics to give access to a particular environment. The proposed system is able to identify a person who wants to access an environment and tracks his movement. The system can also control the door of the main entrance, the elevator, or any access zone, and generate audio notifications to alert user(s) to put their mask(s). The implementation results show that the proposed system has the advantages of a high sensitivity of 98.8% for front faces and 90.3% for turned faces, and ensure a safe environment while preserving the benefits of being modular and low cost.
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El Gemayel, C., Chaccour, K. & El Gemayel, J. 2021, 'Automated face detection and control system using computer vision based video analytics to avoid the spreading of Covid-19', 2021 International Conference on Innovation and Intelligence for Informatics, Computing, and Technologies (3ICT). https://doi.org/10.1109/3ICT53449.2021.9581593