The Alcoholic Beverages &Tobacco (ABT) Bureau of Law Enforcement, an agency of the State of Florida, is using Intellichecks (NYSE AMERICAN: IDN) Age ID to boost its efforts to prevent underage drinking and advance the enforcement of laws that make it illegal to sell alcoholic beverages to minors. Age ID is an industry leading SaaS technology solution that authenticates driver licenses and other forms of identification to prevent the use of altered and fake IDs.
Forty of the bureaus law enforcement agents are using Age ID on department issued iPhones to eliminate the need to call into dispatch to get authentication information to catch fake IDs during enforcement details. The agency works closely with local Florida law enforcement departments in conducting enforcement details in communities across the state to deter underage drinking.
“We are proud that Florida ABTs Bureau of Law Enforcement selected Age ID to advance their efforts to prevent underage drinking. Our partners recognize that old school detection methods are no match for the sophisticated fake IDs that are being used by young people in communities across the country. We believe we will see continued expansion of our partnerships with enforcement agencies nationwide because Age ID has proven 99.9 percent effective in catching fake IDs, said Intellicheck CEO Bryan Lewis.
More than 40 enforcement agencies across the country are using Age ID to successfully limit underage access to age restricted products including alcohol, tobacco, vaping products and cannabis.
In the 2017 Florida Youth Substance Abuse survey, findings revealed that despite improvements, high-risk drinking behavior is still too common, with binge drinking reported by one out of 10 high school students and blacking out from drinking reported by 13.9% of high school students.
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The Bureau of Law Enforcements varied responsibilities extend to conducting license discipline investigations; providing guidance, direction and leadership to licensees; conducting criminal investigations pursuant to beverage and cigarette laws and statutes; and determining the need for using extraordinary emergency suspension powers when a business licensed by ABT has become an immediate danger to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Florida.
Age ID authenticates IDs and verifies age information in real-time with 99.9% accuracy. The budget friendly SaaS technology solution is easy to adopt and use and is readily deployed on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets and can also be integrated with point-of-sale solutions. Age ID draws on a comprehensive, proprietary database, updated on an ongoing basis, to ensure information is timely and accurate.
About Intellicheck NYSE American: IDN Intellicheck is a trusted industry leader in technology solutions that provide real-time identification authentication and age verification. We make it possible for our clients to enhance safety and awareness, increase revenues, improve customer service, and increase operational efficiencies. Founded in 1994, Intellicheck has grown to serve dozens of Fortune 500 companies including retail and financial industry clients, police departments, national defense clients at agencies, major seaports, and military bases, and diverse state and federal government agencies. For more information on Intellicheck, visit http://www.intellicheck.com/ and follow Intellicheck on Twitter @IntellicheckIDN, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/intellicheckidn/, on Instagram @IntellicheckIDN, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/intellicheck-inc-, on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ICMOBIL, and read Intellichecks latest blog post at http://intellicheckidn.com/.