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Video identification: what is it and what are its benefits?

Video identification is currently the most reliable and convenient way for users to confirm their identity without a face-to-face meeting. In this article we will tell you about this process that you can include in your e-signature requests with Viafirma.

What is video identification?

Video identification is a digital process of biometric verification of a person’s identity. It can be used to remotely verify the identity of a real person and link it to their legal identification document.

It is a simple, easy and secure process that takes only a few seconds from any device with a camera and an Internet connection. During the process, guided by the application itself, the person who wants to sign must scan his or her ID document and capture his or her face next to the ID document for biometric recognition.

5 Advantages of video identification

Video identification provides additional security and speeds up certain electronic signature processes. All of its benefits are described in detail below:

  1. It is a functionality that allows you to verify the identity of the person in a few seconds and authorize him/her to continue with the process or not.
  2. It enables remote identity verification without the need for face-to-face meetings, helping to automate processes across the enterprise.
  3. It prevents fraud when signing digital documents because the technology used in video identification makes it virtually impossible to impersonate another person.
  4. It also makes it possible to detect fraud in the document displayed during the process. This is more difficult to do with photocopies or scanned files, for example.
  5. It allows subsequent verification of identity by visualizing the process, if necessary.

Enables compliance with Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations such as the Spanish government regulation ETD/465/2021 for the issuance of electronic certificates, eIDAS or AML or GDPR.

Video identification with Viafirma

Including video identification as a requirement to sign a document is very easy in Viafirma.

You can do this either during the signature request creation process or by including it in a predefined template that you can use by default in those processes that typically require video identification.

Contact us today! Our team will explain all the benefits and we invite you to request a demo of our products to discover how video identification can help your business.


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