ZURICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scandit, the leader in smart data capture, today announced the launch of ID Validate, a new offering that can verify the authenticity of United States drivers’ licenses and state-issued IDs to combat fake IDs instantly, with no internet connection required. ID Validate shields businesses from regulatory risk, fraud, loss of sales, and theft while delivering a smooth customer experience in time-pressured workflows.
Part of the Scandit Smart Data Capture platform, ID Validate leverages advanced computer vision to check hundreds of characteristics of an ID and display results in just one second. This instant detection enables frontline workers to provide an efficient and frictionless experience for customers.
Fraudulent IDs are a widespread issue – they are used for a variety of purposes and verification is becoming increasingly difficult and time consuming. For example, with 32% of college students admitting to owning a fake ID, age-restricted goods are being handed to minors, resulting not only in health and safety issues for young people but also impacting businesses who incur regulatory fines, lost sales due to liquor license suspensions, and reputational damage.
In the transport and logistics industry, delivery companies experience gig economy delivery drivers signing up to work with fake IDs who then abscond, stealing the goods they’re tasked with delivering. Package pickup points have been affected, as well. In the auto industry, car rental companies and dealerships are losing thousands because thieves are using fake IDs to steal test-drive and rental vehicles.