Smart Eye Technology is trying to make it more difficult to spy on someone else’s screen. To that end, the company has released a smartphone app (also called Smart Eye) that will send an alert and hide whatever happens to be onscreen when an unauthorized individual is in view.
The new app is designed to stop nosy neighbors from getting a glimpse of a private document, and to improve document security more generally. With Smart Eye, senders can determine whether a recipient can download or simply view a document, and whether or not the recipient can share that document with other individuals. The sender can also revoke access to the document at any time, or grant access only during a limited window.
Recipients, meanwhile, will need to verify their identity with face, fingerprint, and voice recognition in order to view a file that is sent through the Smart Eye app. If someone without the proper approval wanders into the camera’s field of vision, the app will block the document with a pop-up to ensure that unauthorized individuals cannot view sensitive information.
“Nobody should have to worry about someone looking over their shoulder,” said Smart Eye Founder Dexter Caffey. “Smart Eye has created a new sector in cybersecurity technology to ensure that screens and documents are protected at all times, finally giving businesses and individuals the peace of mind they deserve.”
Smart Eye argues that its app is particularly well-suited to a remote work environment, largely because people are increasingly sending and viewing contracts, invoices, and other documents through unsecured devices. The app is currently available for Android and iOS devices.
Smart Eye can be used for e-signatures in addition to simple document sharing. In those cases, the app will use facial recognition to verify the identity of the person signing the document, matching their face to a photo ID on file as part of the authentication process. Such biometric security measures have become more and more popular in recent months, with Onfido providing a similar utility for Scrive’s e-signature service.
Despite its name, Smart Eye does not currently seem to support iris recognition.
August 31, 2020 – by Eric Weiss