In this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles for the first week of February, it appears that COVID-conscious safety is top of mind, followed closely by online authentication in financial services and other businesses.
One of the week’s most popular articles concerned news from Canada, where one of the country’s most prominent home and outdoor living retailers has dipped its toes into computer vision to help manage customer flows amid ongoing occupancy concerns during the pandemic. The Canadian Tire store, based in Vancouver Island, is using technology from VSBLTY:
From the safe reopening of business we turn to the safe revival of air travel, thanks to a recent ID Talk interview with NEC Corporation of America’s VP of Aviation, Jason Van Sice. The executive discusses his company’s involvement in a contactless passenger screening program at airports in Hawaii, among other hot topics in the biometrics industry:
Meanwhile, Onfido wants banks to make their digital channels more user friendly. The selfie biometrics specialist garnered a lot of reader interest in its blog post laying out the importance of convenient digital onboarding – especially in the wake of a global pandemic that has pushed many more consumers into digital channels due to branch closures and social distancing measures, not to mention basic health concerns:
FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy put another spotlight on the online onboarding process, detailing the importance of liveness detection and other aspects of the selfie-based authentication process in an exclusive interview. FaceTec is renowned for its particularly sophisticated solution, so it’s well worth lending an ear to Tussy’s expertise:
INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy on Liveness Detection, Encryption and Centralized Biometrics
And finally, we return to airport security – and border control more broadly. Readers showed a lot of interest this week in a new blog post from SITA explaining how self-service Automated Border Control kiosks can help European Union members meet incoming entry and exit requirements pertaining to the Schengen area:
Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.
February 6, 2021 – by Alex Perala