A system and method are disclosed for a user to provide remote temporary access to a locked door of his/her home by performing authentication using a social network site or any other suitable application. The system comprises a camera for authentication and employs an access control system that receives inputs from the user via a network connection. The system has a database to store and recover the picture of previously visited users. The system provides high security for homes by integrating social network-based authentication with the conventional door lock system, obviating the need to share access codes.
RAWAL, SUDHANSHU and GANDOTRA, NISHA, "SOCIAL NETWORK BASED AUTHENTICATION FOR SECURE ACCESS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 06, 2016)