The findface-security component serves as a gateway to the FindFace core. It provides interaction between the FindFace Core and the web interface, the system functioning as a whole, HTTP and web socket (along with Django), database update, and webhooks.

The findface-security component also performs the functions of findface-facerouter (part of the FindFace Core), setting processing directives for detected faces. It accepts a face bbox and normalized image along with the original image and other data (for example, the detection date and time) from the findface-video-worker service and redirect them to findface-sf-api for further processing.

The findface-security configuration is done through the /etc/ffsecurity/ configuration file.

sudo vi /etc/ffsecurity/

MEDIA_ROOT = "/var/lib/ffsecurity/uploads"
STATIC_ROOT = "/var/lib/ffsecurity/static"


DEBUG = False



   'default': {
       'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql',
       'NAME': 'ffsecurity',

# use pwgen -sncy 50 1|tr "'" "." to generate your own unique key
SECRET_KEY = 'c8b533847bbf7142102de1349d33a1f6'

   'VIDEO_DETECTOR_TOKEN': '381b0f4a20495227d04185ab02f5085f',
   'EVENTS_MAX_AGE': 30,
   'NTLS_HTTP_URL': '',
   'ROUTER_URL': '',
   'SF_API_ADDRESS': '',
   'EVENTS_FEATURES': ['gender', 'age', 'emotions', 'beard', 'glasses'],


   'workers': 4,
   'host': 'localhost',
   'port': 8002,

   "event": {
       "features": {
           "f_gender_class": ["male", "female"],
           "age": {
               "f_age_gte": "",
               "f_age_lte": ""
           "f_emotions_class": ["angry", "disgust", "fear", "happy", "sad", "surprise"],
           "f_glasses_class": ["none", "eye", "sun"],
           "f_beard_class": ["none", "beard"],
           "f_liveness_class": ["real", "fake"],

# integration plugins
INSTALLED_APPS.append('ffsecurity_genetec')  # remove or comment out this line to disable genetec integration

When configuring findface-security, refer to the following parameters:

Parameter Description
EXTERNAL_ADDRESS External IP address or URL that will be used to access the FindFace Security web interface.
VIDEO_DETECTOR_TOKEN To authorize the video face detection module, come up with a token and specify it here.
VIDEO_MANAGER_ADDRESS IP address of the findface-video-manager host.
NTLS_HTTP_URL IP address of the findface-ntls host.
ROUTER_URL IP address of the findface-security host that will receive detected faces from the findface-video-worker instance(s). Specify either external or internal IP address, subject to the network through which findface-video-worker interacts with findface-security.
SF_API_ADDRESS IP address of the findface-sf-api host.
IGNORE_UNMATCHED Disable logging events for faces which have no match in the dossiers (negative verification result). Set true if the system has to process a large number of faces.
CONFIDENCE_THRESHOLD Face similarity threshold for verification
MINIMUM_DOSSIER_QUALITY Minimum quality of a face in a dossier photo. Photos containing faces of worse quality will be rejected when uploading to a dossier. Upright faces in frontal position are considered the best quality. They result in values around 0, mostly negative (such as -0.00067401276, for example). Inverted faces and large face angles are estimated with negative values some -5 and less. By default, ’MINIMUM_DOSSIER_QUALITY’: -2 which is the average quality.
EVENTS_FEATURES If you enabled recognition models in the findface-extraction-api configuration file, list them here.
LIVENESS_THRESHOLD The liveness detector will estimate a face liveness with a certain level of confidence. Depending on the confidence threshold, it will return a binary result real or fake.
BEARD_THRESHOLD The presence of a beard on a face is determined with a certain level of confidence. Depending on the confidence threshold, the system returns a binary result none or beard.
EPISODE_SEARCH_INTERVAL (Add manually for Episodes) The period of time preceding an event, within which the system searches the biometric database for events with similar faces. If no such an event is found, the system creates a new episode. Otherwise, it picks up the most relevant event from a LIVE episode after sorting out the 100 most recent similar faces. See Configure Episodes.
EPISODE_MAX_DURATION (Add manually for Episodes) The maximum episode duration in seconds. After this time, an episode automatically closes.
EPISODE_EVENT_TIMEOUT (Add manually for Episodes) The maximum time in seconds since the last event has been added to an episode. After this time, an episode automatically closes.


The FFSECURITY section must end with the EVENTS_FEATURES/ LIVENESS_THRESHOLD/ BEARD_THRESHOLD parameters which have to be given in this very order.

'EVENTS_FEATURES': ['gender', 'age', 'emotions', 'beard', 'glasses'],