Yes, using your computer's webcam, 3M™ ePrivacy Filter learns the user's face through its facial recognition software. When an intruder is detected,
the user is alerted with a pop-up of the intruder's face with an image taken by the webcam. The screen also blurs when the user looks away
or steps away.
The software may not immediately recognize you, but if you enter your Windows password it will automatically take another photo of
you. Over time the software will become better at recognizing you as it learns your image in different conditions.
You can pause the software by double-clicking on the shield icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. There is also a setting
for suspending the software when you are in full-screen mode, such as when you are presenting a slideshow.
3M™ ePrivacy Filter software is compatible with your Windows screen saver. If you step away, it will obscure the screen within seconds.
After 15 minutes (or your screen saver setting), the screen saver will be activated.
The software will function as long as your face is viewable via the webcam. If you choose to work with the lid shut, thus blocking the
view of the webcam, an external USB webcam is needed in order to detect the user's face. If a USB webcam is not available, and the lid
is shut, the software will not recognize the user and blur the screen. In this case, it may be best to simply pause the software whenever
you wish to work with the lid shut.
Yes, you may need to educate the software on how you prefer to work. You can do this by positioning yourself in your typical work
posture and clicking "Add User" (Select "Settings" > "Users" > "Add User").
If multiple users are using the same Windows account, they must each add their image to the database (Select "Settings" > "Users" >
"Add User"). If multiple users are using the same computer with different Windows log-ons, ePrivacy Filter will learn each user separately
as the settings and facial database are user account specific.
The software may not initially recognize you, but if you enter your Windows password it will automatically take another photo of you.
Over time the software will become better at recognizing you as it learns your image in different conditions.
Yes, the default "normal Security" level is set at 20 seconds, but you can adjust it down to 0 seconds or up to 30 seconds ("Security" >
"Custom" > "Protection" > "Delay" before protecting the screen).