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ID R&D reports spectacular growth in passive biometric facial liveness adoption

ID R&D reports spectacular growth in passive biometric facial liveness adoption

ID R&D has signed up dozens of new customers for its passive facial biometric liveness technology during the first half of 2020, including white label agreements with several leading identity verification providers. Now the company has announced an update to its IDLive Face 1.14 passive facial liveness detection SDK.

Demand is being driven by ID R&D’s ability to reduce friction during liveness checks, according to the announcement, particularly in remote onboarding. IDLive Face is in production for mobile applications and access control.

Production traffic is also growing exponentially, ID R&D says, with monthly increases of over 200 percent.

The new release optimizes its performance to decrease false rejections, and introduces support for the detection of more presentation attacks, such as sophisticated 3D masks. ID R&D says the changes result in improved security and usability for legitimate users. The software is also now available for offline deployment on standalone devices like kiosks and access control systems.

One partner found that switching from an active liveness technology to ID R&D’s passive liveness reduced abandonment rates during onboarding from 30 percent or more to less than 3 percent. Customers are reporting decreased abandonment, improved fraud detection, and a lower number of support calls, the company says. In a pilot at ten locations by a building management company, the client reported significantly improved customer satisfaction for its access control for secured locations with facial biometrics instead of key cards. The solution is now being rolled out at scale.

ID R&D’s technology passed iBeta testing for Level 1 ISO/IEC 30107-3 compliance to the presentation attack detection (PAD) standard late last year, and uses only a single frame to perform the liveness check without adding friction to the process.

The company recently launched a tech brief on ‘Understanding Single Frame Passive Facial Liveness.’

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