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15,000,000 New
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3D Liveness, OCR & 3D Face Authentication Software

Certified Anti-Spoofing & $100,000 Spoof Bounty Program
World’s Best 3D Face Matcher: 1/12.8M FAR @ <1% FRR

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Universal Liveness, Photo ID OCR, Matching & Age Checks for +10 Billion Smart Devices & Webcams.

Ends Identity Theft.
UnSharable, UnPhishable & Virtually Spoof-Proof.   

Patented ZoOm-in FaceScan™ Creates a 3D FaceMap™ with a 2-Second Video-Selfie.

FaceTec Anchors Digital Identity

The Strongest Liveness For KYC Onboarding + 3D Face Matching for Ongoing Authentication


FaceTec proves the Correct User is physically present by Matching them to their ID Photo or 3D FaceMap.

Frictionless Security
for Real Users

The FaceTec interface makes 3D Liveness Detection and 3D Face Matching fast, easy, and incredibly secure for everyone, regardless of their device. During onboarding, FaceTec’s two-second video-selfie verifies 3D Liveness, matches the user’s 3D Face to their Photo ID, OCRs the Text on their ID, and sets up their new account. Every time they return, FaceTec’s ongoing user authentication again proves 3D Liveness and compares their new 3D FaceMap to the one stored from onboarding. If they match, they get instant access; no password required!

Brick Wall
for Bad Actors

Login from any smartphone, tablet, PC or Laptop, and unlock everything from your car door to your bank account.  Real users gain access easily, but bad actors, bots and hackers are rebuffed by Level 1&2 Anti-Spoofing Certified by NIST/NVLAP.  FaceTec is the 3D Face Matching market leader and provides more security, flexibility, and convenience than any other biometric modality.

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For all modern
smart devices & webcams


Certified Liveness Detection
in 2 Seconds


Works in real-world lighting conditions


Great with Glasses, Makeup & Beards


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Can a Simple Selfie Really Provide Security?
Typically they can’t because 2D photos of most of us are already all over the Internet. But FaceTec isn’t just a selfie; it’s a 3D FaceScan that enables a Strong, Certified Liveness Check and contains a 3D FaceMap which is not publicly avail online. FaceTec ensures the user is physically present, and prevents photos, masks, or deepfakes from fooling the system.

The Liveness Detection AI must observe so many concurrent human traits that spoof artifacts are unable to recreate them all at one time.  FaceTec’s 3D Face Matching then compares to the user’s previously-stored 3D FaceMap, and if the two 3D FaceMaps highly match (1/12.8M+ FAR), the verified user is granted access.


Skeptical?  Good, you should be!  Try for yourself in the $100,000 Spoof Bounty Program

FaceTec’s Encrypted 3D FaceScans & FaceMaps:

  • Can’t Be Phished From Users
  • Aren’t a Biometric Honeypot
  • Stop Credential Sharing
  • Stop Botnet Attacks
  • 1:1 Match at 1/12.8M FAR
  • 1:N & N:N De-duplicate at 1/128M FAR
  • Match 1/500,000 FAR to a 2D Photo ID
  • Provide Anonymous Age Checks

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No Real-Time Liveness Data = No Honeypot Risk

Two types of data are required for every face authentication: Face Data for matching, and Real-Time Liveness Data to prove the Face Data was collected from a live, present person. Liveness Data must be timestamped, be valid only for a few minutes, and then deleted.  New Liveness Data must be collected for every subsequent FaceTec login.


Storing 3D FaceMaps does not create honeypot risk because they are “Face Data” without any Liveness Data, so they cannot be used to spoof FaceTec’s 3D Liveness Detection. Think of the stored 3D FaceMap as the lock, the user’s newly collected 3D FaceMap as a One-Time-Use Key, and the 3D Liveness Data as proof that Key has never been used in the lock before.


During the user session, the camera’s view of the 3D face changes, observing perspective distortion and proving it is 3D.  In only two seconds, FaceTec’s Device SDK processes 100+ video frames and reverse engineers a 3D FaceMap from any .3MP+ 2D camera.

Certified Liveness Detection

Over the last five years, we dove more deeply into anti-spoofing than anyone – ever.  We have performed hundreds-of-millions of spoof attempts with every conceivable type of media and learned how to stop them.  Learn more: www.Liveness.com


Attack Vectors include:

  • 2D paper photos & digital images
  • High resolution videos
  • Image swap-in after liveness check
  • Paper masks with eye & mouth cutouts
  • Hollywood masks, wax figures & lifelike dolls
  • Photos or video frames animated into avatars
  • Video projections on 3D heads
  • Sleeping users with closed eyes
  • Impostors, lookalikes & doppelgangers

Operating a Spoof Bounty Program since October, 2019, and passing NIST/NVLAP Lab Level 1 & 2 PAD testing with 0% FAR is proof that FaceTec is a NEW unsharable, unphishable modality that is virtually impossible to fool using today’s media technology.



Biometric Best Practices






  • Demand 3D Liveness Detection backed by a Spoof/Bypass Bounty Program.  Without it, you cannot trust unsupervised users and will be put at risk by “Suprema” type biometric data breaches.  With strong 3D Liveness & 3D Matching, the data breaches of others can’t be leveraged against your users.  Whitepaper
  • Delete Liveness Data after each login and collect new Liveness Data for every new session.  This prevents biometric honeypots and allows for safe, centralized biometric storage.  See www.Liveness.com
  • Centralized 3D FaceMap storage with server-side 3D neural networks is the only way to truly replace passwords, enable cross-platform logins, simplify device upgrades, and allow multiple devices and users.
  • Only true 3D Algorithms that measure the shape of the user’s face can be unbiased to skin tone.  FaceTec trained it’s 3D Algorithms with the help of over half-a-million volunteer testers from 170+ countries.
  • Get the Acuity Research Report: Face Verification & Liveness Synonymous with Remote Onboarding

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2D vs. 3D Matching

2D Face Matching will never provide the accuracy needed for true Unsupervised Biometric Authentication.  There is just too much variability in the same human’s face at different capture distances when the Faces are flattened from 3D to 2D, and too much overlapping similarity between different people to achieve a secure False Accept Rate. Apple knows this, so their 3D Face ID uses a special 3D infrared camera to unlock each specific phone, but it cannot be used on devices that don’t have that special hardware.  FaceTec works on virtually every device with a 2D camera.




FaceTec® 3D

Axes X,Y X,Y,Z X,Y + Time
Vendors Aware, BioID, Daon, FacePhi, Idemia, iProov, etc. Apple Face ID, Google Pixel 4 FaceTec
Purpose Face Verification Unlock Mobile Phones 3D Face Authentication
Installed Base 10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android - 85% + iOS -14% & Webcams) < 10% of in use iOS devices have Face ID, Pixel 4 will be < 1% of the market. 10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android - 85% + iOS -14% & Webcams)
Portable Biometric Varies None, re-enroll on each device Cross-Device & Cross-Platform
Technology Legacy 2D Matching Hardware: Infrared Camera Array & Neural Network Chip Software: Real-time Computer Vision + 100% proprietary AI
Interface Varies Glance to unlock phone 3D Video Selfie: ~2 Seconds
Racial Bias Most 2D Algos have significant racial bias None-Reported None exhibited in the Lab or Real World usage
SDK Info Varies No SDK possible, special hardware required Device SDKs for Android/iOS, web & Server SDK
Liveness Method Blink, Smile, Turn Head or Flashing Lights, etc. Infrared dots + neural network chip determine if user is 3D Measures 3D Depth, skin texture, eye reflections, etc.
Liveness Strength Fairly Weak Fairly Strong  Strong
3D Depth Detection Weak Strong  Strong
Intellectual Property Legacy tech, too old for meaningful patents 20+ infrared related patents  acquired in 2013 4 US Patents on 3D process issued, +10 pending globally
FAR/FRR Varies, but 1/<75,000 at real world usable FRRs 1/1M - No FRR stated 1/12,800,000 FAR @ <1% FRR
Identical Twin Differentiation Very Weak “If you have a Twin, use a PIN.” High 1:1 FAR provides Best Possible Twin Differentiation
Liveness Testing Certifications No 3rd Party Certs No 3rd Party Certs Certified Level 1 & 2 Spoof Detection by NIST/NVLAP LAB - Liveness.com
Age Estimation 2D = poor Age Estimates Not Available "Better than Human" Face-Only Anonymous Age Estimation
Match to Photo ID Low-detail & problems with aged photos = low match rates Not Available Provides up to 1/500,000 Match Levels with 3D:2D Matching
Password Replacement? Not secure enough, FAR too low. No, only used for convenience Yes, universal, highly secure & convenient
Spoof Bounty Programs? No, they are all talk. No, no motivation. Yes, $100,000 SpoofBounty.com

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  • Supports iOS 8.3+ & Android 4.3+ devices & webcams
  • Available in 30+ languages, easy to localize
  • Portable, cross-device, cross-platform 3D face matching
  • Unrivaled Liveness Security, Certified PAD Levels 1&2
  • False Acceptance Rate (FAR): 1/12,800,000 @ <1% FRR
  • Encrypted FaceMap storage on managed/private cloud
  • Lightweight & easy-to-integrate SDKs
  • Start fast with our straightforward RESTful API
  • Anonymous faceCAPTCHA or Match to Photo ID
  • Codebase Tested by Praetorian Security

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FaceTec Pricing

FaceTec is available to organizations of all sizes. However, customers must host the FaceTec Server SDK on their cloud/server and are billed monthly, based on usage.

FaceTec Testing API is Free for:

  • Organizations to test internally
  • Small proof-of-concepts (POCs)
  • Developers

FaceTec Sessions are Billed Per User or Per Session for:

  • Large & small businesses
  • Enterprise accounts
  • Government agencies
  • Not-for-profits

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About FaceTec

Founded in 2013, FaceTec is the world-leader in 3D Face Authentication with staff in San Diego, CA, Summerlin, NV, Brazil, Portugal, Singapore, and has over 70 Channel Partners globally.

management Team

Kevin Alan Tussy - CEO

Systems architect, 4-time tech founder with +10 issued patents, Editor-in-Chief: Liveness.com


Josh Rose - CTO

Top 3D face matching, liveness and artificial intelligence expert, formerly with Microsoft


Satya Yenigalla - COO

M.S. (Computer Science), formerly with Samsung, Oracle, Cloudscape/IBM


John Bernhard - Chief Scientist

M.S. (Computer Science), University of Notre Dame, M.S. (Statistics), Stephen F. Austin State University, B.S. (Mathematics & CompSci), Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech., formerly with Verizon


Gregory Perez - VP of Engineering

B.S. (Computer Science), UCSD, formerly with GILT and Microsoft


Jase Kurasz - Sr. Algorithm Dev. Engineer

M.S. (Computer Science), DePaul University, B.S (Electrical Engineering), Purdue University, formerly with E-Technologies


advisory Board

Alfred Koh - CEO Microsoft Korea

Former CEO of Samsung SDS, Hewlett-Packard Malaysia and IBM


Patrick Flynn - Department Chair

Computer Science & Engineering at Notre Dame

Google Scholar

Kevin Bowyer - Schubmehl-Prein Professor

Computer Science & Engineering at Notre Dame

Google Scholar

Chad Miller - Partner at Weide & Miller, Ltd

Juris Doctorate (Intellectual Property), Lewis & Clark Law School, B.S. (Elec. Engineering), UNLV


Ken Ashworth - Ken Ashworth & Associates

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Pepperdine University School of Law, B.S. (Accounting), So. Utah University


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