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Air Force contracts with Trueface for facial recognition tech to reduce COVID-19 risk

Los Angeles-based Trueface announced on October 2 being awarded its third contract from the Air Force’s AFWERX and Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program, satisfying the Air Force's need for frictionless access control to inhibit the spread of COVID-19 through physical contact by implementing facial recognition ingress on-base.

The Trueface solution will instantly identify individuals at Eglin Air Force Base and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst who have been cleared to access the installations without the need for physical contact with Security Forces Squadron or other host units, thus preventing the spread of communicable viruses like the novel coronavirus.

The addition of Trueface technology at Eglin AFB will add a layer of security that a human just can’t do. Trueface’s facial recognition will cross-check every person coming on base with the National Crime Information Center database. Additionally, the touchless entry for base access will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or similar viruses while expediting access to Eglin AFB and reducing traffic congestion.

As an American-made company, Trueface has been honored to partner with the Air Force on past Phase I and Phase II deployments to make their installations safer and smarter. The Trueface team is enthusiastic about the opportunity to affect the mission and empower the 87th Security Forces Squadron and the 96th Test Wing with frictionless access control capabilities, which will also result in reduced traffic congestion at entry points, improving the everyday ingress process for airmen and visitors alike.

During unprecedented times such as these, it can be difficult for government entities and businesses alike to balance biosecurity and physical security priorities. Solutions like contactless access control via facial recognition can satisfy both priorities simultaneously and encourage a safe and secure environment for all.

“We are proud to be playing our role in helping our Armed Forces reopen safely and responsibly,” said Trueface CEO Shaun Moore.

Trueface technology is currently being optimized to ensure compliance through recognizing an individual’s face even when a mask is being worn.

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