Open Options and PopID Enter into a Strategic Partnership to Pave the Way for Hands-Free, Face-Based Building Entry

Open Options and PopID Enter into a Strategic Partnership to Pave the Way for Hands-Free, Face-Based Building Entry

As part of the agreement, Open Options, a global provider of state-of-the-art security and communication networking systems, will provide PopID's facial recognition-based system, PopEntry, to its existing customers as an add-on to their key card as well as mobile entry options.

FREMONT, CA: Open Options and PopID declare a strategic partnership that paves the way for an era of face-based, hands-free building entry. As part of the agreement, Open Options, a global provider of state-of-the-art security and communication networking systems, will provide PopID's facial recognition-based system, PopEntry, to its existing customers as an add-on to their key card as well as mobile entry options. It also will offer the face-reading system to new customers looking for a true contactless entry for safety, security, and convenience.

The PopEntry system allows individuals to enter a building using only their face for authorization. Employees or visitors can scan their faces into the system through the PopID website for enrollment. After enrolled, users would then stand before a device to be recognized with or without a face mask. Once recognized, the door would automatically unlock. The 100 percent hands-free facial-recognition technology provides an attractive alternative to key cards, which carry a high administrative cost and mitigate the security risks around lost or stolen cards. The technology also has the benefit 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 provides an instant and accurate temperature screening function, through its PopEntry+ system, which serves as an additional data point to allow or deny entry.

"We have been following a number of the new screening technologies coming to market since the spring and believe that PopID's system is not only among the most effective, but it can be easily integrated into our existing user base with a single administrative panel," stated Open Options president Charles (Chuck) O'Leary. "We look forward to a successful collaboration."

"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," observed Cali Group chairman and PopID founder/CEO John Miller. "And facility managers using our face-based door opening solution have shown that it not only mitigates security risk, but it reduces administrative costs."

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