Open Options partners with PopID
22 September 2020 15:47 GMT

Open Options, a provider of security and communication networking systems, has partnered with PopID, a provider of facial recognition technology, to provide a hands-free, face-based building entry system. Open Options will offer PopID's facial recognition-based system, PopEntry, to its existing customers as an add-on to their key card and mobile entry options. It also will provide the face-reading system to new customers seeking contactless entry for security, safety and convenience.

The PopEntry system lets individuals enter a building using only their face for authorization. Employees or visitors scan their faces into the system via the PopID website to enroll.

After enrolled, users stand before a device to be recognized with or without a face mask. Once recognized, the door automatically unlocks. The hands-free facial-recognition technology offers an alternative to key cards, which carry a high administrative cost, and eliminates the security risks around lost or stolen cards. The technology also has advantages of mobile phone entry. One's face can never be lost or stolen or run low on batteries.

The device is equipped to send an alert to building security if a "tailgater" follows a recognized person into the building. PopID also offers an instant and accurate temperature screening function, via its PopEntry+ system, which serves as an additional data point to allow or deny entry.

"Our data in the market clearly demonstrates that when a person is given the choice between using a key card, phone or face to enter the workplace, he or she almost always prefers to use face," John Miller, Cali Group chairman and PopID founder/CEO, said in the press release.

PopID is a universal opt-in consumer service through which consumers need only register once to allow them to use their face to enter any building, retail store or restaurant that has an access control system integrated with PopEntry. A person can also use the same PopID account for face-based transactions in restaurants and retail stores that accept PopPay.

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