Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Deploys Intellicheck’s Age ID To Avert Underage Drinking
JERICHO, NEW YORK – May 18, 2017 – The Durham County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) in North Carolina is employing Intellicheck‘s (NYSE MKT:IDN) Age ID™ throughout the county to prevent the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors. At eight retail liquor store locations operated by the Durham County ABC Board, Age ID is being used by employees and sworn law enforcement officers to scan driver licenses and other forms of identification to catch altered and fake IDs.
Durham County, North Carolina has a large college student population. In addition to its resident population, it is home to Duke University and is in close proximity to several other large higher education institutions. Data from the State of North Carolina 2013 Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking reveals the scope of underage drinking issues that face enforcement officers and employees at retail liquor stores. According to the report, 20.7 percent of youths ages 15 to 17 reported they had used alcohol in the past month and 12.1 percent reported binge drinking in the same period. Among young people aged 18 to 20, 43.8 percent reported past month alcohol use and another 24.3 percent reported binge drinking during the prior 30-day period.
“We are honored to have this opportunity to be a part of the solution to the challenges posed by underage drinking in the community through our partnership with the Durham County ABC Board. We have seen the significant impact Age ID is having for state ABC boards across the country that use Age ID to catch fake IDs with its ability to deliver real-time identification authentication. We are confident that Age ID will be instrumental in precluding the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors at Durham County ABC stores,” said Dr. William Roof, CEO of Intellicheck. Dr. Roof commented that in addition to being a proven deterrent to the sale of other age restricted products such as tobacco and cannabis to minors, the state-of-the-art technology is equally effective in guarding against underage access to age-restricted events and venues.
Age ID reads the data encoded on driver licenses and government issued IDs, verifying the authenticity of the ID and age information in real-time. It can be deployed on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets and can 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. It provides the most up-to-date solution to the problem of spotting fake and altered IDs with its ability to read more than 250 unique DMV barcode formats from every U.S. state, Canadian provinces, and Mexican states.
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