Remote identity verification - what is it and why use it?

Posted by National Crime Check on 2021-03-17

As technology continues to improve, interactions and transactions between businesses and users are moving online. One aspect of technology required of this movement is remote identity verification, which is becoming increasingly common in many industries such as banks, telehealth, recruitment and administration. This means businesses can enrol, onboard and authenticate their users remotely, while ensuring the process remains secure for users and compliant with data safety regulations.

We now demand access to digital and mobile services anytime and anywhere, and with the technology available to us, this can be achieved. However, this growth in digital and mobile services has led to a concurrent increase in identity theft. And this is another reason why remote identity verification works so well. Remote identity verification helps to minimise identity theft and fraud by comparing to a person’s recorded unique traits like voice, fingerprint, image, and more.

Where is remote identity verification being used?

Some examples of where remote identity verification has been successfully used are:

  • Financial institution onboarding
  • Conducting financial transactions
  • E-learning and online exams
  • Remote working
  • Onboarding of new clients in the financial, real estate and telehealth industries
  • Opting out of subscriptions
  • Conducting medical appointments
  • Administrative tasks like depositing cash at the bank or picking up parcels from the post office
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Screening candidates for new roles
  • Training new employees, particularly in the gig economy

How does remote identity verification work?

Remote identity verification can take many forms - fingerprints, voice, image - but it usually involves the user producing a sample of the relevant identity format and this sample then being matched to the sample held on file or in databases.

This form of verification confirms the person’s identity as that of the person they’re claiming to be. Fraudulent transactions can thus be avoided and possible cases of identity theft can be uncovered.

Our remote identity verification solution

InstaID+ is National Crime Check’s remote identity verification tool - it uses the latest machine learning and facial recognition technology to offer a reliable, convenient and efficient way to conduct biometric identity verification checks in a range of industries.

Whether you’re verifying a customer, a prospective employee, a tenant or purchaser, InstaID+ is a cost-effective solution and is configurable to your needs. Unlike other providers InstaID+ is accessible from any device and we offer customer support directly to the applicant so that checks are conducted accurately and quickly every time.

In a time when data breaches and identity theft are on the rise, protect your business with InstaID+, the latest in remote identity verification technology. If you’d like to learn more, please get in touch at support@instaid.plus