As the summer travel season kicks off, consumers are ready to take to the skies to get away to relaxing vacations. The only problem? Getting there.
A new consumer survey released by iProov, the world leader in biometric face authentication technology, found that travellers do not find the airport check-in process a relaxing first step to a destination. In fact, a majority of those surveyed would prefer to streamline the process to go straight from their couch at home to the gate in as few steps as possible.
Secure remote verification technology enables travelers to complete their ticket and ID checks from the comfort of their homes, so they don’t need to do it at the airport.
The key to this process is facial biometric verification and authentication.
“Secure verification technology enables travellers to complete their ticket and ID checks from the comfort of their homes, so they don’t need to do it at the airport,” said Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO of iProov. “Facial biometric verification and authentication are key to this process. Face verification has already proved to be a secure and accessible solution for many applications and processes–for example, 30 per cent of consumers are already using face verification to access their mobile banking apps. We’ve shown that online face verification can be applied to improve the consumer travel experience, making life easier for travelers and operators around the world.”
iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance® offers a brief, passive face scan that confirms a remote traveller is the right person, matching the identity to a trusted identity document and ticket. The technology also verifies that the user is a real person and not a presentation attack using a photo or mask, and that they are authenticating in real time. At the airport, a traveller’s face is their ticket as they pass through a biometric corridor and authenticate their identity.
This technology solution is not unique to the airline industry and can be applied to eliminate check-in bottlenecks for other forms of travel, including trains, cruise ships, car hires and more. In fact, earlier this year, iProov partnered with Eurostarfor the successful trial of a remote fast-track service, SmartCheck, showing that the future of travel is not so distant.
Launched in 2013, iProov is the world leader in online facial biometric authentication, working with governments, banks and other enterprises to securely verify customer identity. Used for effortless onboarding and authentication, customers include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, the UK National Health Service (NHS), the Australian Taxation Office, GovTech Singapore, Rabobank, ING, and others. iProov’s technologies include Liveness Assurance™ and Genuine Presence Assurance®, which ensures that an online customer is the right person, a real person, and is authenticating right now.
This protects against spoof attacks from photos, videos, masks and digital injection attacks and the emerging threat of deepfakes. iProov was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor 2020 in Identity Access Management & Fraud Detection.