Vision-Box makes PPE, Accura Scan and iMotion donate biometric tech for COVID-19 response
Several biometrics companies have announced new initiatives to lend their technology capabilities to support front-line and essential services workers during the global health crisis.
Vision-Box has delivered a shipment of visors to the Municipality of Oeiras in Portugal as the first part of a campaign to support firefighters and law enforcement personnel working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying personal protective equipment (PPE).
While the company’s employees mostly work from home, Vision-Box deployed its Research and Development Department’s 3D printers to manufacture the equipment. The company says in the announcement the effort is part of its Social Responsibility policy.
“Vision-Box is determined to actively contribute in the fight against this global threat and to guarantee the best possible security conditions for our public safety professionals,” says Vision-Box Global CEO and Founder Miguel Leitmann.
“We are aware of the current needs caused by Covid-19 and we intend to support the municipality in this fight. It is a way of giving back to the community and recognizing the intense daily work of our emergency personnel that has now lasted for almost two months. It is a global commitment and, in particular, with Oeiras municipality, where Vision-Box headquarters is located”
Vision-Box also says it is continuing to develop and invest in touchless biometric identification technologies to facilitate contactless air travel. The company also explored the same topic in a recent white paper.
Accura Scan is offering its ID document scan and biometric selfie remote identity verification technology for free to support essential services, the company has announced.
Services like healthcare and food, medical, and PPE distributors can use Accura Scan’s technology for user onboarding, KYC checks, and verification.
Integrated health and social service centers in Southern Montreal are receiving thermographic cameras with facial recognition donated by iMotion Security to assist with the preliminary screening of patients entering medical facilities for fever.
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) Centre-Sud-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal, a long-time iMotion client, will be given iMotion ATC304+ access control cameras to grant staff access with contactless biometrics.