Acuant Partners with Nexistant to Streamline Visitor Management Solution

Machine Learning Technology from Acuant Automates Information Capture Powering Seamless Guest Experience

LOS ANGELESOct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has partnered with Nexistant, which provides a high-definition video conferencing solution that serves as a virtual attendant in lobby reception, retail stores, hotels, hospitals and retail banks.

Nexistant helps security managers maintain a high level of security without compromising the customer experience, automating tasks such as guest check-in, badge issuance, identity check and authentication, and document scanning and signature capture.

Acuant is integrated with Nexistant’s solution, providing the technology to capture any government issued ID or identity document. Acuant has the industry’s largest Identity Document library with over 6,000 Global Documents, powered by machine learning to continuously update support for over 200 countries and all 50 US states. Card information is then securely processed and accurately auto-populated into the virtual attendant to provide a seamless guest experience.

“We are excited to integrate Acuant’s information capture technology into our Virtual Attendant Solution, which offers a warm, human experience over life size, high-definition video enabling service personnel to fully engage in the customer’s environment using an array of sensory input and device controls,” said Martin Yudowitz, President, Nexistant. “Working with Acuant, our solution seamlessly integrates with existing systems like access control, visitor management and core banking, making it a logical extension of the visitor engagement process.”

“Effective visitor management is a critical component of an organization’s total security defense and vital to creating a positive guest experience,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “We are delighted to partner with Nexistant to provide a world-class infrastructure to automate guest information capture to drive faster, more secure processing in place of time-consuming manual processes.”

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

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Tech Solutions for Access Control and Visitor Management

With news of massive data breaches in the headlines every other week, it’s no surprise that security threats are a growing concern for businesses. A February 2017 study by Javelin Strategy & Research found that 15.4 million Americans were the victims of identity fraud in 2016, a dramatic increase of more than 2 million people from the year before.

From glittering high-rises to government labs, security professionals want to make sure they’re letting the right people into the building. It’s extremely important for a number of industries, including education, defense and airlines, to prevent security breaches and stop the unauthorized access of sensitive information.

Fortunately, there are a number of quick and easy technology based solutions for access control and visitor management. These solutions can be used to verify the identity of individuals entering your business.

ID Authentication & Scanning

ID scanning is used to authenticate an identity document and determine whether the holder should be allowed entry into the premises. There are several types of ID scanners that verify documents in multiple ways: Some scan the ID’s barcode, while others read the ID’s magnetic stripe like a credit card, and more robust software can perform forensic tests to ensure that an ID is not forged.

Solutions such as this can be facilitated via a desktop scanner, but there are also more modern and efficient experiences via mobile apps and self-service kiosks. These are especially helpful for high traffic environments and also offer a solution for employee and personnel access monitoring in high risk buildings.

In the event of a crime or disturbance, an integrated ID scanning solution can track the history of the documents that it reads in order to identify potential suspects. Scanners allow businesses to capture information such as an individual’s name, age, gender, photograph and other identifying information, along with the date and time of access into their applications. Businesses can easily create and manage visitor logs and even use this technology to facilitate easy badge printing with accurate information. In addition, they can maintain a list of VIP or banned users among the business’s clientele to check against when an ID is scanned, alerting employees of preferred or barred status.

Biometric Security Measures

Although ID scanning is an effective way of controlling access, it doesn’t verify that the ID holder and the ID owner are the same person – after all, IDs can be stolen or fake. To do this, you’ll need to use alternate security measures. One example is biometric security, which identifies a person’s unique traits, such as in facial recognition, fingerprints, voice or eye patterns.

Biometric security measures are more secure than ID scanning because they effectively remove the chance of impersonation. They are automated and extremely quick while leaving very little room for error. Another benefit is that biometric security measures can easily be added to existing security systems that are mobile, desktop or even kiosks, in order to provide secure authentication.

No matter your environment, it does not hurt to think about simple but effective ways to be more secure.




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