Combatting the Spread of COVID-19 with Frictionless Access Control at Air Force Bases

Mason Allen
Oct 6, 2020 · 2 min read

We are excited to announce that we have won our third contract from the Air Force’s AFWERX and the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). Our team has worked tirelessly to bring this project to life, and we couldn’t be more proud.

Like many government agencies and businesses addressing COVID concerns, the Air Force has an immediate need to reduce common surface touchpoints as well as limit unnecessary person to person interactions in order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19 through physical contact. Trueface’s frictionless access control solution which, in this case, uses facial recognition as a secondary authentication has been identified and validated by the Air Force as exactly the technology that can mitigate this novel threat.

Our integrated kiosk 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. In addition, we are currently optimizing our technology to recognize proper PPE compliance at instillation entry points.

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 prevents the spread of COVID-19 or similar viruses while expediting access to Eglin AFB and reducing traffic congestion. We look forward to fielding Trueface technology at Eglin AFB.

As an American-made company, we have been honored to work with the Air Force on Phase I and Phase II deployments to make their installations safer and smarter. We are 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, making every day access to the base for airmen and visitors much quicker.

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

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