They’re not always “surprise and delight” as some FaceChallenge logins are thoughtful while others are seen as bittersweet… even longing or sad. Occasionally “smug” best describes the sentiment; especially when a bested former rival appears. Not all faces need be friendly. The brain is exceedingly adept at spotting known foes. One of the facets making FaceGuard unique is the ability to employ even an enemy camouflaged within LookALike photos. Sensitized memory unfailingly picks them out of the lineup with ease; all an integral part of why a FaceChallenge succeeds. The matrix is never boring — plus it’s always unpredictable.

A complex array of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols generated by a powerful algorithm creating a random string may be a thing of beauty to a statistician or mathematician. Experiencing a chance encounter of the connected faces of friends or family from a special time or place within a single FaceChallenge is beyond description. Trying to relate the event’s impact can be accused of hyperbole. And yet, how to convey the existence of a sensation where logic disappears and the user is once again with those people exactly as before – if only for a fleeting second within the mind?

Serendipity and security may have never appeared in the same sentence. FaceGuard – by design – enables users to often enjoy visual coincidences that have meaning only for the exact user. At the same time, the faces serve as ideal authentication tests since only the precise FaceGuard owner will recognize the specific photos which confirm identity and combine in such magic synchronicity.