ID R&D provides passive liveness biometrics for Reconnect probation and parole monitoring

ID R&D provides passive liveness biometrics for Reconnect probation and parole monitoring

Biometric passive facial liveness from ID R&D has been chosen by Reconnect to ensure the presence of people confirming their identity and location for parole monitoring, according to a company announcement.

The ISO 30107-3-compliant IDLive Face will be used to as part of a modern monitoring technology designed to reduce incarceration, recidivism and addition, the company says, and replace bulky and unreliable ankle bracelets with a mobile app and a more discreet ankle monitor. Supervised individuals can check in by taking a selfie with a mobile app that associates GPS location information, biometric facial recognition and passive liveness detection from ID R&D for fast and frictionless verification of the user’s identity and compliance with movement restrictions. Previously, Reconnect had checked liveness with an active facial liveness solution that required the user to blink and follow other instructions.

“Liveness is a critical part of the Reconnect solution, but it’s not a core competency for us. ID R&D’s best-in-class technology enabled us to improve accuracy and reduce fraud while eliminating the need for active participation by users, resulting in a faster experience and less confusion” states Melih Onvural, VP of Product at Reconnect.

The differences between active and passive liveness detection are explored in a white paper recently published by ID R&D.

Reconnect says its technology is easier to use and maintain, more humane, and significantly less expensive, reducing a barrier for defendants who are often unable to afford equipment leasing fees.

There are 155,000 people under some for of electronic monitoring by the U.S. criminal justice system, a number that is set to rise as initiatives to reduce inmate populations and reduce the spread of COVID-19 are carried out. More than 150 drug courts, probation, parole, and third-party administrators across 31 states use Reconnect for monitoring supervised individuals.

“We applaud Reconnect’s mission to deliver a more ethical and effective form of monitoring while allowing courts to manage participants with less manpower at a lower cost,” says John Amein, SVP of Sales at ID R&D. “This is an excellent example of ID R&D’s commitment to using the science of biometrics to deliver the ideal, frictionless user experience for authentication while also strengthening security.”

ID R&D launched a partnership with Tech5 earlier this month to provide its facial and liveness biometric technologies for access to Indian government services.

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