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PopID face biometrics added to Open Options building access control solutions



PopID and security firm Open Options have entered a distribution agreement to offer the former’s hands-free, biometric facial verification solutions with the latter’s key card and mobile entry options for secure building entry.

Under the collaboration, Open Options customers will be able to choose facial verification PopID’s PopEntry app as a contactless access control option. Open Options will also provide PopID’s biometric technology to new customers seeking secure, safe and convenient contactless access control.

The deal comes at a time where hands-free solutions are encouraged to limit the spread of COVID-19. To this end, PopID also offers a temperature screening function via its PopEntry+ system, which can spot users who could potentially have a fever.

“Our data in the market clearly demonstrates that, when a person is given the choice between using a key card, phone, or face to enter the workplace, he or she almost always prefers to use face,” explained PopID CEO John Miller.

“And facility managers using our face-based door opening solution have shown that it not only mitigates security risk, but it reduces administrative costs.”

People wanting to use the system will first have to register via the PopID website or app. After taking and uploading a face picture through the portal, they will be able to be recognized with or without a face mask by the associated PopID system, according to the announcement.

“We have been following a number of the new screening technologies coming to market since the spring,” commented Open Options president Charles O’Leary, “and believe that PopID’s system is not only among the most effective, but it can be easily integrated into our existing user base with a single administrative panel.”

For enhanced security, the PopID device is also equipped to send an alert to building security if a recognized person is followed into the building too closely.

The PopID system can already allow face-authenticated transactions in restaurants as well as retail stores that accept PopPay.

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