3M Security Systems and AssureTec Technologies Inc. have announced a strategic alignment to offer AssureTec’s authentication library software with select 3M document readers.
Working together, 3M’s document readers and AssureTec’s extensive document library create a comprehensive approach in identity document authentication resulting in secure compliance and anti-fraud applications for border control authorities, governments, security companies, car dealerships and rental companies, casinos, hotels, banks and high-value retailers.
Documents can be scanned and specific security features from the captured images are compared to the AssureTec database, which rapidly provides authentication. AssureTec’s authentication library includes security features for several thousand document types, including passports, driver licenses, national ID cards, visas and green cards. The software is capable of verifying both ICAO compliant and non-ICAO compliant ID documents.
The alliance helps 3M extend its portfolio into new commercial markets, providing its customers with solutions in credential issuance and authentication. For example, the system would aid in preventing identity fraud during the issuance process in the U.S. driver license market by helping to identify false documents used to obtain a valid license.