The article discusses the capabilities of intelligent biometric systems of human authentication on the example of face recognition in security surveillance systems on a ship using the mathematical apparatus of artificial neural networks (NN). Analyzed traditional approaches in the field of facial recognition and revealed their features. The structure of a neural network facial recognition system using a computer vision system is proposed. Simulation experiments were conducted to test the performance of a trained NN when a sample was presented and the effect of interference on it, as well as the ability to predict changes in the parameters of a person, taking into account human aging factors. The results of the work of the National Assembly showed the prospects of the proposed approach.