Fake? Forged? Altered?
Do you know? IDscan does.

IDscan reads, extracts data from and authenticates a multitude of complex documents including passports, visas, ID cards, driving licenses, utility bills and work permits.

Using images captured from sophisticated passport scanners IDscan’s advanced technology fully authenticates documents.

IDscan’s latest ground-breaking innovation in mobile technology enables validation, data extraction and document inspection from smartphones and tablet computers.

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The largest ID Library in the world

IDscan’s customers scan, read and authenticate more than 3 million documents each month. Our customers cross-reference documents against our vast document library database which includes more than 855 documents unique to IDscan.

Our customers enjoy superlative document authentication performance and detect more than 3000 fake, altered, expired, alerted or counterfeit documents each week.

We are used for ID scanning, identity verification and passport authentication around the world. With customers performing millions of ID scans on a monthly basis, our state of the art technology leads the way in fast and accurate document authentication.

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The largest ID Library in the world

IDscan’s customers scan, read, extract and authenticate more than 3 million documents each month, cross referenced against a database which includes at least 855 documents unique to IDscan’s library, resulting in greater satisfaction for our customers & more than 3000 fake, altered, expired, alerted or counterfeit documents detected each week.

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5 Second Customer

ID to full KYC in seconds with the IDscan App.

Used in the crucial customer-facing aspect of customer on-boarding, IDscan’s mobile technology brings automation, speed and efficiency to your business process.

IDscan’s products deliver cutting edge solutions to your on-boarding, KYC and AML requirements.
With IDscan, document authentication is literally at the tip of your fingers.

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Who uses IDscan?

With offices in the UK and overseas, we serve clients around the world, who use our services for identity document verification, A4 document automation and OCR.

Victoria Street In London | SW1
This single stretch of High Street, which is less than 1 mile long presents a wonderful illustration of the diversity of IDscan’s customers as exemplified in our case studies.

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Featured product: IDscan Power Batch

IDscan Power Batch plunges into large repositories of data, and mines critical information from any image. Using IDscan Power Batch, IDscan recently engaged in a project which saw a peak daily processing and analysis rate of over 5 million documents, in an exercise which will ultimately see just over a billion documents processed.

IDscan Power Batch is available as a cloud based service or as an onsite managed facility, using powerful IDscan owned servers, processors, network and storage together with IDscan engineers. This is just one of our Document authentication solutions.

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Document authentication and Passport verification – IDscan’s forte!

We make document authentication look simple.
Our cutting-edge systems take a snapshot of your identification document, regardless of whether it is an ID card, Passport, driving license or any other type of identification, and give you a definitive answer as to its authenticity.

All this in under a second.
We don’t just verify identities. We also authenticate presented identification documents to assess their legitimacy. We go the extra mile to make sure your business is secure.

Our document authentication services are used by all the major banks in the UK. That alone shows the effectiveness of our world-leading technology solutions.
We created the standards for a market that didn’t exist 10 years ago. We maintain our technology and market leadership by continuing to be the best at what we do.

Staff focus

Dr Margaret Hartnett

Margaret is IDscan’s in-house Patent Attorney and a board member. She achieved a PhD in applications of advanced computer algorithm design from Dublin City University and has been a fully qualified European Patent Attorney since 2007 and a Chartered Patent Attorney UK since 2008.

Margaret, a cornerstone within IDscan, is an innovative creative thinker who breaks barriers and achieves success through collaboration and example. Her background in drafting ‘high-tech’ electronics, software and business method Patent Applications has enabled IDscan to build its growing patent portfolio.

Examples of IDscan’s latest patent applications:

Visage – GB 1406594.0
Method, System and Computer Program for Validating a Facial Image –Bearing Identity Document

IDPassport – GB 1409919.6
System, Method and Program for Managing a Repository of Authenticated Personal Data

IDPassport Bank – GB 1409936.0
System, Method and Program for Securely Managing Financial Transactions

IDfocus – GB 1411295.7
Identity Document Digital Image Correction Method, System and Computer Program

IDsnap – GB1411969.7
Method, Apparatus and Computer Program for Facial Recognition-Based Identity Verification

IDme – GB1414929.8
Method, System and Computer Program for secure personal Data Sharing

IDshare – GB1415938.8
Distributed Identity Validation method, system and Computer Program

IDplus – GB1418647.2
Method, System and Computer Program for Enhanced Identity Document Validation


The power of IDscan in your hands

Mobile document authentication and customer on-boarding from Android and iOS devices. With Biometric chip reader.
Apps and SDK’s avaliable.

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