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How Age Verification Scanners Can Improve Your Business Efficiency

Automotive fraud

The increasing popularity and quality of fake IDs has caused many industries to run into issues. Consider a 2019 study that showed that almost 1 in 3 high school students had consumed alcohol in the previous week. Industries that serve smokers, drinkers, gamblers, and other age-restricted services have seen a major increase in the number of fake IDs being used. These IDs are most often used to trick a business when manual ID checks are the only security measure in place.

Age verification scanners can improve the efficiency and accuracy of ID checks. For instance, it can reduce the risk of serving an underage customer due to manual ID check errors. This not only keeps your customers safe but saves your business from the potential consequences of serving underage customers, including FDA fines, warning letters, and even a loss of license. 

Read on to learn about how you can save time and money by supplementing your personnel with an efficient age verification scanner.


Manually checking an ID takes time. It can take several minutes for one of your employees to check an ID, calculate the age, and check to make sure it looks real. In that time, that employee could be better used serving your customers in other ways. On the other hand, you may have to hire an employee specifically with experience in checking fake IDs, which costs time and money, as discussed below.

Age verification scanners can take as little as a couple of seconds to scan an ID and make sure the age checks out. By integrating age verification scanners into your business’s security routine, you can shave off minutes from your ID verification process, leaving your employees free to serve your customers elsewhere.


In addition to saving time, an age verification scanner can also free your business’s security process from human error. Today, many high-quality fake IDs are indistinguishable from the real thing. Some fake ID producers advertise that their IDs can bypass a manual test and even fool unsophisticated barcode scanners.

With a high-quality age verification scanner, you don’t have to rely on often inaccurate manual verification methods. You can catch fake IDs in real-time with heightened accuracy, even the ones made by companies that brag about the security checks their products can bypass. Catching IDs quickly and accurately will save your company money in the long run, in several ways.


In addition to saving your institution time and increasing the accuracy of your security measures, you can reduce security costs by installing age verification scanners. Buying a desktop and handheld scanner to do the work for you is cheaper and more in the long run than a salaried ID checker who has the skills necessary to catch quality fake IDs.

Age verification scanners are more cost-effective for banks, bars, restaurants, cannabis dispensaries, gambling houses, and other age-related industries. You can train your existing staff to operate the ID scanner, with no necessary experience in manually identifying fake IDs.

That said, an entry-level employee may make $35,000 a year, but the cost to the employer may be closer to $45,000. Compare that to a few hundred dollars a year  for Intellicheck’s standard age verification scanner. With these numbers, it’s easy to see why an efficient age verification service saves you time and money on employee costs, not to mention eliminating the possibility of FDA fines and license fees.

The Takeaway for Businesses

An age verification scanner can save a business time, money, and the legal/financial costs of human error. While manual ID verification requires a trained employee and leaves room for error, an age verification scanner can be operated by your existing employees and verifies your customers’ age in seconds.

Intellicheck’s software is easy to use and integrate with your company’s existing systems. It saves time on age verification and reduces the risk of missed fraudsters, who can cost your company money and even your licenses because of a well-made fake ID. 

Want to see if an Intellicheck ID authentication scanner can help you reduce human error and prevent smart fraudsters from costing you money?

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