SecurLinx launches new check fraud prevention system

IDTrac uses facial recognition to verify identity of check cashers


Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) November 5, 2008 -- Securlinx Corporation announced the introduction of its IDTrac check fraud prevention system. IDTrac grew out of SecurLinx' FaceTrac system. IDTrac applies facial recognition technology to live surveillance camera output and the photo located on the ID card presented with the bank draft. This information is linked to information obtained by scanning the check. In the event that a check is returned unpaid, the check's MICR Number can be used to retrieve the images obtained from the surveillance camera video as well as the ID photo so that the individual who submitted the check can be enrolled in the customer's biometric database. Subsequent attempts by an enrolled individual to cash a check at the customer's place of business will generate a notification warning the business that the individual in question has submitted a bad check in the past.

SecurLinx believes that IDTrac is a product whose time has come. "We recognize that check fraud is a large and growing source of consternation for many American businesses. IDTrac not only reduces losses to businesses that cash checks, it does so in an easily observable and quantifiable way," Barry Hodge, President and CEO of SecurLinx said. "The system lowers risk and offers a potent defense against fraud for any company that accepts checks from members of the public."

"We are proud to bring a product like this to market," SecurLinx CTO Steven Rehfeldt said. "IDTrac is an elegant solution to a real business need that will bring increased prosperity to our customers and hopefully reduce everyone's cost of doing business."

As with all SecurLinx products, IDTrac is compatible with all leading biometric recognition engine providers. The open framework design enables it to be configured to use the biometric engine that is best suited to the application. IDTrac is not constrained by adherence to any one solution. As the market changes and technology advances, SecurLinx' customers retain the flexibility to integrate new solutions into their business processes, achieving the highest possible performance at the lowest possible cost.