8 Reasons Product Teams Choose Scandit’s ID Scanning Solutions

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Passport being scanned with Scandit’s ID scanning solution.

Your ID scanning and validation software is not only a vital piece of front-line authentication workflows – it’s also the last thing software and compliance teams want to worry about on the back end.

Looking for the right ID scanning solution? We’ll show you why Scandit offers the best option to meet performance goals, end-user needs, and developer requirements across over 20,000 mobile device models. Plus, we’ve included one bonus tip at the end to make your choice even easier.

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1. Scan and validate IDs in 1 second

Time-sensitive workflows, such as last-mile delivery and airport check-in counters, require rapid ID scanning and validation. Instant results and a clear user interface (UI) are vital to reducing wait times, driver idle times, and similar business performance indicators.

Scandit ID scanning takes only one second to capture and process ID cards, passports, driver’s licenses, military IDs, and other types of identity documentation. It can also detect fake IDs.

Through real-world testing, Scandit is found to be the fastest ID scanning solution on average across a wide range of devices, from the latest smartphone to legacy, less sophisticated hardware.

2. 2000+ documents supported worldwide

The variety and complexity of identity document formats make it challenging to find an ID scanning solution that covers what you need in the geography (or geographies) you operate in.

Scandit supports over 2,000 document types worldwide, by capturing data from a variety of different sources on IDs. This includes PDF417 barcodes, Machine Readable Zones (MRZ), Visual Inspection Zones (VIZ) and identity photos.

Older versions of IDs are also supported, as identity documents can be valid for up to 10 years in many regions.

Graphic showing the ID documents covered by Scandit’s ID scanning solution

3. 100% scan accuracy rate (for IDs with PDF417 barcodes)

Any ID scanning solution must have a 95% accuracy rate, at minimum, to avoid user frustration and unnecessary delays to service. Date of birth and document number accuracy rates should be 100%.

These numbers are difficult to achieve under ideal circumstances, let alone real-world conditions such as damaged identity documents, poor lighting, and awkward scan angles.

Scandit understands these challenges and offers industry-leading scan accuracy rates under a wide range of environmental conditions:

  • 100% scan accuracy rate for IDs with PDF417 barcodes
  • 98% accuracy rate for IDs with MRZ
  • 95% accuracy rate for VIZ, with 100% accuracy for date of birth and expiry date fields
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4. Analyze hundreds of characteristics to detect fake IDs

Fake IDs pose serious business risks. Detecting forgery requires examining multiple complex elements that are only increasing in their sophistication.

Detection methods include checking expiration dates, analyzing the design and structure of document elements that criminals find hard to forge, and examining elements invisible to the naked eye.

Fake ID detection software that analyzes multiple elements improves the chances of uncovering forged documents and achieving compliance targets. The tradeoff is that many detection algorithms often incur long processing delays and require strong internet connections. This makes them unfit for real-world scenarios applications such as in-store order fulfillment and last-mile delivery, where time is of the essence and internet connection cannot always be relied on.

Scandit ID Validate detects fake IDs in one second and works on any mobile device with or without an internet connection. Analyzing hundreds of characteristics of an identity document – including many invisible to the naked eye – ID Validate balances industry-leading effectiveness with practicality and scalability.

5. Scan IDs offline

Real-world identity verification scenarios often work under limited or no internet access. Think about a delivery driver in remote locations with poor connectivity, or Wi-Fi dead zones in large airports or retail parks.

Unlike cloud-based solutions, Scandit supports offline operation that allows users to scan IDs wherever they work – without sacrificing our one-second performance or 100% scan accuracy. Not only that, our on-device processing works for both native and web development frameworks, with no limitations on features or performance.

6. Fool-proof scanning UI

Many ID document scans are performed by users who aren’t technically savvy, requiring a scanning solution that is easy and intuitive to use.

Images of the user interface of Scandit’s ID scanning solution

Scandit’s ID scanning SDK is developed with users and their environments in mind, seamlessly integrating UI elements that guide aiming, scanning, and understanding results.

There are no restrictions on orientation, meaning that users can scan IDs from anywhere in the camera view. Users can perform tasks efficiently and ergonomically without additional training, contributing to the overall success of your application.

7. Support for all major development frameworks

Scandit ID scanning solutions ensure the needs of developers are met with support across all major frameworks, including Native iOS, Native Android, Web, React Native, Flutter, Xamarin iOS/Android/Forms, Cordova, and Capacitor. This includes full feature parity across all platforms and documentation containing samples and best practice guides.

Scandit also monitors changes to ID types across the world and continuously updates the SDKs to ensure accurate and reliable scanning results.

8. Secure on-device processing

Protecting sensitive information and preventing unauthorized access is critical for businesses, so that’s why Scandit’s ID scanning solutions process all data on the device and follow the applicable data privacy laws and business regulations, including GDPR and CCPA.

All Scandit products follow these security and privacy principles:

  • Scandit’s SDK processes data on the device, without internet connection.
  • Any transmitted data is encrypted and anonymized.
  • No personal data is stored on the device.
  • Our enterprise support team can help meet any data security needs.

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Bonus: ID scanning solution demo apps

If this list still hasn’t convinced you that Scandit’s ID scanning solutions are the best fit for your organization, try our web demo app or native demo app now. They give you a feel for our scanning workflow and UI elements.

That’s it – eight elements that every product team should look for in their ID scanning SDK. Although every enterprise is different, these are the universal features that will provide better results and an improved user experience.

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