With technologies much more advanced than a barcode scan, this inexpensive, modular device automates the age verification process. BrightTower Retail provides a versatile tool that outperforms traditional ID verification systems with ID readers, applications, training, and additional options and integrations.

FREMONT, CA: Retailers of age-restricted items such as alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis now have a new tool to mitigate liability, combat fraud, and ensure their ID tests’ accuracy. Veridocs, a leader in ID authentication and identity management solutions, is implementing the Veridocs BrightTower Retail Safety & Security System. With technologies much more advanced than a barcode scan, this inexpensive, modular device automates the age verification process. BrightTower Retail provides a versatile tool that outperforms traditional ID verification systems with ID readers, applications, training, and additional options and integrations.

BrightTower Retail’s ID authentication begins when a customer or staff member inserts an ID into the reader. It’s easily tested against a global database for security features like UV and other advanced inks, as well as RFID, magstripe, and chip features. The technology verifies that the encoded data (such as barcodes and chips) and the information written on the front of the document are similar. This makes it easier for retailers to spot barcode forgeries, which are becoming more popular on fake IDs.

Retail customers may also use facial matching technology, which compares the ID picture to a live image of the individual displaying the ID, providing a valuable tool for workers to identify customers who are ‘borrowing’ an older sibling or friend’s ID. Retailers may also use the technology to maintain ID scans’ audit trails for potential reference and compliance issues.

On-demand training programs produced by specialists in corporate safety and security are included in BrightTower Retail. Retailers can quickly onboard employees to help them make the best choices when a fake ID is identified, or a security issue emerges with this training.

Users can add extra layers of safety tailored for their environments with options like watch list checks and surveillance cameras with covert triggers. Custom consultation and on-site training are also available from BrightTower’s security specialists, who are veterans of law enforcement and fraud prevention.