Trusted to Provide Over
3D Liveness Checks Annually
3D Liveness, Photo ID Scan, NFC, Matching & Age Checks for >10 Billion Smart Devices & Webcams.
Ends Identity Theft & User Fraud.
UnSharable, UnPhishable & Virtually Spoof-Proof.
Patented ZoOm-in FaceScan® Creates a 3D FaceMap® with a
FaceTec Anchors Digital Identity
3D Liveness, OCR, Barcode & NFC 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.
for Real Users
Liveness Checks, Face Matches & Photo ID Scans are now fast, easy, and secure for everyone, regardless of their device. During onboarding, FaceTec’s software records a quick video-selfie, verifies 3D Liveness, matches the 3D FaceMap® to the photo on the ID, OCRs ID text, checks for signs of ID tampering, and scans other enrolled 3D faces for duplicates. Upon returning, another video-selfie confirms the user’s 3D Liveness and compares the new 3D FaceMap to the one from onboarding. If they match, the positively identified user can be granted account access. Watch the 5-Minute Video Tour
for Bad Actors
Use your 3D face to unlock anything from a car door to a bank account. Real users get easy access, but bad actors and bots are rebuffed by anti-spoofing AI certified by a NIST/NVLAP lab and relentlessly tested via our $600,000 Spoof Bounty. FaceTec is the industry leader that invented the 3D FaceMap, the 3D biometric modality created solely to provide the most secure, intuitive, and cost-effective biometric security for remote digital identity.
For all modern
smart devices & webcams
Certified Liveness Detection
in 2-3 Seconds
Works in real-world lighting conditions
Great with Glasses, Makeup & Beards
#1 IN THE WORLD
Can a Simple Selfie Really Provide Security?
No, because 2D photos of most people are available all over the Internet. But FaceTec isn’t just a “selfie”; it’s a real-time 3D FaceScan that collects time-stamped, un-reusable Liveness data and creates a 3D FaceMap, which IS NOT publicly available online. FaceTec’s software isn’t fooled by photos, masks, or deepfakes, and ensures that the user is actually physically present.
FaceTec’s Liveness Detection AI must observe so many concurrent human traits that spoof artifacts are unable to recreate them all in real-time. For ongoing user authentication, FaceTec’s 3D face matching compares a new Liveness-proven 3D FaceMap with the user’s previously-stored 3D FaceMap. If they match highly (1/125M FAR), the user can be granted access.
Try our $600,000 Spoof Bounty Program for yourself!
FaceTec’s Encrypted 3D FaceMaps:
- Can’t Be Phished From Users
- Aren’t a Biometric Honeypot
- Stop Credential Sharing
- Stop Botnet Attacks
- 1:1 Match at 1/125M FAR
- 1:N De-duplicate up to 1/1B FAR
- Match 2D Photos up to 1/2M FAR
- Provide Anonymous Age Checks
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Time-Stamped 3D Liveness = No Security Honeypot Risk
Two types of data are required for every face authentication: 3D Face data for matching and real-time 3D Liveness data to prove the Face data was collected from a physically present person. 3D Liveness data is time-stamped, valid only for a few minutes, and can be deleted immediately. New 3D Liveness data must be collected for every subsequent Face login.
FaceTec’s Customers don’t create security honeypot risk by storing 3D FaceMaps because they contain “face data” without the Liveness data required in a new 3D FaceScan session, so they cannot be re-used to spoof FaceTec’s 3D Liveness AI.
HOW FaceTec WORKS
As the camera’s view of the 3D user changes, it observes perspective distortion in the video. FaceTec’s AI processes the +100 frames over two-to-three seconds and then interpolates that data into a 3D FaceMap from any .3MP+ 2D camera.
Certified Liveness Detection
We’ve devoted more time to anti-spoofing than anyone, ever. Over nearly a decade we’ve performed hundreds-of-millions of spoof attempts with every conceivable type of media and learned how to stop them. For more info see: www.Liveness.com
Attack Vectors include:
- 2D paper photos & digital images
- High resolution videos
- 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
- Device Emulators & Virtual Camera programs
- Impostors, lookalikes & doppelgangers
- Hardware Video Injection adapters
Operating a Spoof Bounty Program since October 2019, and passing NIST/NVLAP Lab Level 1 & 2 PAD testing with 0% FAR years before that is proof that FaceTec is the biometric modality that is virtually impossible to fool using today’s media technology.
Biometric Best Practices
- Demand 3D Liveness Detection backed by a Spoof Bounty Program. Without it, you cannot trust unsupervised users and will be put at risk by images on Facebook/Google/YouTube, and those in data breaches. With strong 3D Liveness & 3D Matching, 2D photos stored online (or breached) 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
- You store all of your User’s biometric data & PII on your servers which run FaceTec’s software inside your firewall. 3D is the only way to verify biometric identity remotely, enable cross-platform logins, simplify device upgrades, & allow multiple users /device.
- Only true 3D Algorithms that measure the shape of the user’s face can be unbiased to skin tone. FaceTec trained its 3D Algorithms with the help of over half-a-million volunteer testers from over 180 countries.
- Get the Acuity Research Report: Face Verification & Liveness Synonymous with Remote Onboarding
2D vs. 3D Face Matching
2D Matching will never have the accuracy needed for true Unsupervised Identity Verification & Authentication. There’s just too much variability in how the same 3D human face appears when flattened into 2D at different image capture distances. This variability creates significant overlapping similarity between the 2D features of different humans and confuses the 2D algorithms, preventing them from achieving highly accurate FARs at usable FRRs.
Apple, Google, and Intel understand this, so their 3D Face Matching systems use 3D infrared cameras, but that, of course, requires each device to include special hardware. In contrast, FaceTec securely performs 3D Matching from virtually any device with a 2D camera.
FaceTec® 3D SOFTWARE
|Axes||X,Y||X,Y,Z||X,Y + Time|
|Vendors||Aware, BioID, Daon, FacePhi, Idemia, iProov, ID R&D, etc||Apple FaceID, Google Pixel 4, Intel RealSense®||FaceTec + > 90 Channel Partners Worldwide|
|Purpose||Face Matching||Unlock Mobile Phones||3D Face Matching|
|Installed Base||10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android-85% + iOS-14% & Webcams)||Only new iPhones have FaceID & Pixel 4 = < 12% of 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 Software||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|
|Skin Tone Bias||Most 2D Algos have bias at published FARs||None-Reported||None observable in the Lab or Real-World usage|
|Device 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||Very Strong|
|3D Depth Detection||Weak||Very Strong||Very Strong|
|Intellectual Property||Legacy tech, too old for meaningful patents||20+ infrared related patents acquired in 2013||5 US Patents on 3D process issued, +12 pending globally|
|FAR/FRR||Varies, but 1/<75,000 at real world usable FRRs||1/1M - No FRR stated||1/125,000,000 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, only non-standardized conformances, no camera feed security tested||No Official 3rd Party Testing||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||Up to 1/2,000,000 Match Confidence with 3D:2D|
|Password Replacement?||Not secure enough, Liveness too Weak & FAR too low||No, only used for convenience||Yes, universal device support, highly secure & convenient|
|Spoof Bounty Programs?||No, 2D is easily spoofed||No, no motivation||$600,000, SpoofBounty.com|
Clients & Partners
FaceTec is proud to highlight just some of the organizations around the world providing our class-leading biometric security.
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Thoroughly test 3D Liveness, 3D Face Matching, Age Estimation, Photo ID OCR & Barcode / NFC Scanning instantly with a FREE Developer Account.
- 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 3D Liveness Security, Certified PAD Levels 1&2
- False Acceptance Rate (FAR): 1/125,000,000 @ <1% FRR
- All Data Processed & Stored on YOUR Server or Cloud
- NONE of Your Production User Data is sent to FaceTec
- Photo ID OCR & Barcode / NFC Scanning included
- Lightweight & easy-to-integrate SDKs (~4MB)
- Start fast with our straightforward RESTful API
- Codebase Tested by Praetorian Security
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FaceTec is available to organizations of all sizes, but they must run the FaceTec software on their servers and will be billed monthly for 3D Liveness usage (minimum monthly commitment required). In addition to many other free features, FaceTec Customers & Partners get Unlimited Photo ID Scans for KYC/AML for free. If your organization can’t afford FaceTec’s monthly minimums, there are numerous FaceTec distribution Partners who will provide access to FaceTec’s ID Scan software without ANY monthly minimum commitments whatsoever. Please contact FaceTec for a full list of participating Partners.
FaceTec’s Demo & Sample Apps Are Free for:
- Organizations To Try the UI
- Internal POCs (proof-of-concept)
- Developer Software Testing
- Business Development Demos
FaceTec Invoices Per 3D Liveness Check, or Per User for
- Large & Small Businesses
- Enterprise Accounts
- Government Agencies
Case Studies & Resources
Learn more about Certified 3D Liveness and 3D Face Matching’s use cases, security and 3rd-party testing, below.
Independent 3rd-Party Testing & Certifications
Founded in 2013, FaceTec is the world leader in 3D Face Liveness & Matching software with staff in San Diego, CA, Summerlin, NV, Brazil, Portugal, Singapore, and over 90 Channel Partners globally.
Systems architect, 4-time tech founder with +10 issued patents, Editor-in-Chief: Liveness.com B.S. (Computer Science) & MBA from SDSU, accomplished senior engineer and successful tech entrepreneur Former co-chair of litigation at Marquis Aurbach Coffing. Serves on the Board of Governors of the Nevada State Bar. 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" for 1st Amendment Law & The Best Lawyers in America© 2015-2022 - Commercial Litigation. 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
B.S. (Computer Science), UCSD, formerly with GILT and Microsoft M.S. (Computer Science), DePaul University, B.S (Electrical Engineering), Purdue University, formerly with E-Technologies
Kevin Alan Tussy - CEO
Lee Ramsey - CIO
Terry A. Coffing - CLO
John Bernhard - Chief Scientist
Gregory Perez - VP of Engineering
Jase Kurasz - Sr. Algorithm Dev. Engineer
Systems architect, 4-time tech founder with +10 issued patents, Editor-in-Chief: Liveness.com
B.S. (Computer Science) & MBA from SDSU, accomplished senior engineer and successful tech entrepreneur
Former co-chair of litigation at Marquis Aurbach Coffing. Serves on the Board of Governors of the Nevada State Bar. 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" for 1st Amendment Law & The Best Lawyers in America© 2015-2022 - Commercial Litigation.
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
B.S. (Computer Science), UCSD, formerly with GILT and Microsoft
M.S. (Computer Science), DePaul University, B.S (Electrical Engineering), Purdue University, formerly with E-Technologies
Juris Doctorate (Intellectual Property), Lewis & Clark Law School, B.S. (Elec. Engineering), UNLV Doctor of Law (J.D.), Pepperdine University School of Law, B.S. (Accounting), So. Utah University Investor & Advisor. Formerly with Darden Restaurant Group, and Golf Channel. Graduate of Tulane Law School.
Chad Miller - Partner at Weide & Miller, Ltd
Ken Ashworth - Ken Ashworth & Associates
Michael Friedman - Advisor & Board Member
Juris Doctorate (Intellectual Property), Lewis & Clark Law School, B.S. (Elec. Engineering), UNLV
Doctor of Law (J.D.), Pepperdine University School of Law, B.S. (Accounting), So. Utah University
Investor & Advisor. Formerly with Darden Restaurant Group, and Golf Channel. Graduate of Tulane Law School.