Ipsidy Inc (OTCMKTS:IDTY) announced Tuesday the launch of the SkyOne lock, which incorporates mobile, biometric identity authentication services and GPS technology.
In a statement, Ipsidy said it and Skypatrol LLC are working together to bring the SkyOne lock to market.
Skypatrol has built a reputation for developing innovative GPS-tracking and fleet-management software tools uniquely combined with its proprietary GPS hardware and software solutions to help businesses monitor, protect and optimize mobile assets.
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Ipsidy has integrated its access credential management service and facial biometric authentication technology with both the SkyOne lock and Gurtam's Wialon GPS tracking platform.
The SkyOne lock elevates the security level of locks used to protect valuable mobile and remote assets by tracking a lock's location with the Gurtam Wialon platform and by using the power of facial biometrics to allow only authorized personnel to open a lock. Using the Ipsidy App, the authorized user takes a live selfie, which Ipsidy matches in real-time to the enrolled biometric.
The SkyOne lock fits on the back gate of most standard trucks and can also be used on remote warehouses or facilities, to ensure that a business controls who accesses their cargo or contents and knows when and where that happened. SkyOne lock solves these challenges by removing the need for keys, which can be lost, stolen and copied and instead by requiring biometric identity authentication to enter the facility or vehicle.
The SkyOne solution retains a digital record of who opened the lock and provides an audit trail with a 'chain of custody' record for when and where the lock was opened. Using the SkyOne solution, businesses can maintain a record of all access to valuable goods and assets, whether they are on the move or at a remote location.
Skypatrol will offer SkyOne locks as part of its GPS-based fleet-management solutions to enhance the operational efficiency, productivity and security of its clients' operations.
Skypatrol currently operates in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean and its customers and end-users operate in excess of 1 million vehicles.
"Skypatrol is pleased to partner with Ipsidy to launch the revolutionary SkyOne lock," said Robert Rubin, CEO of Skypatrol.
"The SkyOne lock substantially raises the bar for solving security issues for protecting assets that either move in trucks like cargo or assets that are remote in the field where no one is around. We are excited to work with Ipsidy to be the first to create an advanced technology to heighten security for mobile and remote assets. The SkyOne lock is another advanced solution added to Skypatrol's multiple cutting-edge GPS technologies."
Philip Beck, CEO of Ipsidy, said: "Everything starts with trusted identity. Our identity platform approach allows us to offer a suite of services that our customers can use to seamlessly create the foundation of trust. Working under our established partnership with Skypatrol, we are building on our existing technology and platform to support them and the exciting new SkyOne lock solution."
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