Think of when someone else unlocked your phone without your presence or permission. Maybe they knew your password or PIN. Scary right?
Traditional identity verification methods, such as passwords and PINs, are no longer enough as they’re easily bypassed by fraudsters, who can use stolen or fake credentials to access user accounts and data.
That’s where Verified.africa comes in, offering cutting-edge AI solutions that bring peace of mind to businesses across Africa.
In this article, we’ll explain how liveness detection and face match technology work and how to integrate them into your business operations seamlessly.
What is Liveness Detection and How does it work?
Liveness detection is a biometric security technique that verifies the physical presence of an individual. Our AI engine is designed to perform clever tests and simple yet effective actions that separate humans from static images or recorded videos.
These tests may include prompting the subject to blink their eyes, moving their head in a specific direction, analyzing the texture of their skin to look for signs of artificiality, or even employing thermal imaging to detect subtle changes in skin temperature. It’s like having a digital bouncer, ensuring only the real deal gets through.
Once the liveness test is passed, face match technology kicks into gear, comparing the person’s facial biometric data with a database of known identities, such as their driver’s license, to confirm their true identity. If there is a match, the person is authenticated.
Types of Liveness Tests for Face Check
There are two significant types of liveness tests:
- Passive Liveness Detection: Distinguish between a live face and a static image or video. For instance, if someone tries to gain access to your bank account using a photo from your social media, our AI is trained to detect the lack of vitality in the image, promptly denying access and raising the alarm for potential fraud.
- Active Liveness Detection: Analyze the subject’s behaviour patterns, requiring them to perform specific actions to prove their presence. Afterwards, our face match feature corroborates the live image with a target image, such as their national ID card, for a more comprehensive identity verification process.
How to Perform a Liveness Test for Face Match
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
- Sign up on Verified.africa and seamlessly integrate our powerful API into your existing system or application.
- Capture the subject’s biometric data, including their face and ID document, by providing source and target images.
- Sit back and let our AI engine work its magic. It scans and meticulously compares the images, delivering a similarity score with up to 99% accuracy in seconds.
Integrating Liveness Tests in Your System
Integrating the liveness test into your system is a breeze with Verified.africa’s user-friendly APIs or SDK.
Picture this: Your app has a customer onboarding process, and you want to ensure that only legitimate users gain access. By integrating our face match engine, you can require customers to provide an image and their ID number. Verified.africa’s powerful engine will then match the target image from the ID document with the source image provided by the user.
Access is granted if there’s a precise match, but if there’s any discrepancy, access is promptly denied, keeping your digital product and service secure.
Benefits of Liveness Detection Tests and Face Match
The benefits of liveness detection and face match technology are far-reaching:
- Enhanced Security: Prevent fraudsters from deceiving your security protocol with static images or pre-recorded videos. Liveness detection thwarts their efforts, ensuring only genuine users pass through.
- Regulatory Compliance: Implement robust identity verification measures to comply with KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) regulations. With Verified.africa, you can rest assured that only authorized users gain access to sensitive data.
- Improved Customer Experience: By simplifying the identity verification process, you can enhance convenience and boost customer satisfaction. Gone are the days of cumbersome manual verifications; say hello to a seamless and frictionless customer journey.
Get started with Verified.africa
Liveness detection and face match technology are vital tools in the fight against fraud and identity theft. By embracing Verified.africa’s advanced AI solutions, you can safeguard your business and elevate the customer experience.
Sign up on Verified.africa today and join other businesses experiencing secure and trustworthy operations.