Camera Calibration for Face Recognition

Monday, June 21, 2021 TimeTec 0 Comments

Face recognition quality can be compromised due to many factors, for example, the position of the face ID device facing a direct light source, low quality face template enrolled, a defective camera module, etc.
One of the solutions to overcome this problem is by calibrating the camera of the face ID device. 

This article explains the steps to calibrate the camera for better performance.
For better results, it is advisable that calibration is done on the location where the device is used or mounted.

The first step is to make sure that the camera module is working. 

1. Choose MENU

2. Choose Autotest

3. Choose Test Face

4. Make sure the camera module display a normal picture and an infrared picture
*If one or both don't display properly, there is a high possibility that the camera module is defective. Email FingerTec support at for assistance.

5. After testing the camera, choose Back to start the camera calibration mode. 

6. Choose RTC Test

7. The device will show 00(s) : 0(ms)

8. Click on the screen and the time will run.
Wait until the time runs to 01(s) : ++(ms) and click one more time to stop it.
Repeat 3 times. 

9. After done, choose Back

10. Choose Test Face

11. To confirm that the device is in the camera calibration mode, both displays are in black and white, and the screen has a Save icon on the top right corner

12. Place your face in front of the camera and place it according to the display box.
Do the step until the bar reaches 140 and above, and that the face displays have nearly the same size and display quality. Once this step is done, your camera is good to go.

13. After that choose the Save icon to save the calibration 

Note: If some of the screenshots or steps viewed here are different from the ones in the current system, this is due to our continuous effort to improve our system from time to time. Please notify us at, we will update it as soon as possible.


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