Verkada's Sex Offender Screening Examined

By Isabella Cheng, Published May 03, 2022, 09:50am EDT (Info+)

Verkada is offering sex offender screening in its visitor management system. The screening does not use facial recognition, but privacy and accuracy issues pose challenges to the feature.

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In this report, IPVM examines how Verkada claims the product will work and the potential accuracy and privacy concerns involved.

Verkada ***** "******** ******" ******* - *** ******** *********

******* ********* ***"******** ******" ********* ******** ****** ** ******, ***** ****** ******* Guest (*.*. ******* ********** ******) ***** to ****** ****** ******* ********** *** offender *****. ******* ******** ******** ** ******** ****.

******* **** *** ******* *** ********* database ******. *******, ** ****** ** an ******* *****-***** ******** ******** **** aggregates ***** *** ******** *** ******** lists *** **********. ** *** **, state *********** *** ******** ************* ******, *** ********* *** ********* are ******** ** *** ** ******** with ***** *** ***********.

**** ***** ******* *** **** *****-***** database ******** **, *** ******* *** not ******* ** ****.

*** *******'* ***** ** *** *** product *****:

Ideal ********: *******

******* *** *** ******* ******** *** this *******, **** *** ******* ******* stating "******* ******** **** ********** ******** screening":

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** *********** ****** ******* ********,******* ****** **** *** ******** ********* was * "****** *******" **** *** education *********.

******* ** ****** ********* **** ***** against ******** ********** *** ********* ** campus. *** *******, *** **** ***** laws***** ******* ********** *** ********* *** enter * ****** *************** ** *** ********'* **** **************. In *****, ***** ******,***-****** *** ********* ****** ******* ** ***** * ******** school****** **** *** ***** ** **** or ****** ** **** *******.

How *** ********* *****

******* ***** ******** ************ *********** **** the *******'* ***** ** *** ******** that *********** ******* *** *****-***** ******** provider ** ****** *** ******* ** national *** ***** *** ******** **********. However, ******* **** ** "**** ****** *** ********* ***** ******** (**** as ****** ***********) ** **** ***** determinations.

** * ********* ***** ** ********, the ************ **** ***** * ****** to ******* ******* ** *** ***** is * ******** *****

******** **** ** ***** ** ** a ****** ** **** ******* ***** can ******* *********** **** *** **:

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*******'* ************* ** ************* ********* **** information ** ********* **** *** ** and **** ** *** *****-***** ********. In*** ******** ********, ******* ******:

******* ***** *** *******’ ******** ** extract *** *******’*full ****, *****, *******, *** **** ** *****. [emphasis added]

*******, **** *** **** **** *** date ** ***** *** **** ** the *****-*****, ******* ****:

*** **** **** ** ***** **** to *** ***** ***** ******** **only *** **** **** *** **** ** *****, which is the minimum information required to screen entrants. [emphasis added]

******* **** **** ** *** **** the ******* *** ***** ** *** visitor ** *** *****-*****, *** ******** this ***********. *******, ******* ********* ****** that **** ******* **** *** *** facial *********** ** "********* ***** ********" to "**** ***** **************," *** *** system ******** ***** ***********.

**** ***** ******* *** ************* ** what *** ********* ***** ** **** for ** *** ***** ** *** sent ** *** *****-***** *** ********. However, ******* ******** **** ** *** FAQ *** ******** ********, ***** **** had ******* ******** ***, ******, ******* referenced ** *** ******** ***** ** Verkada:

*** *** **** **** *********** ***** Guest ** ********** ************** ***. **** ** *** ********* ***’** looking *** *** ** ***** ** these *********.

"Human-in-the-Loop" ************

** *** ****** ******* * ********* match, * ***** (*.*. *** ************) must ********** ***** * ****** ** confirm **** *** ***** ** ********. In *** **** ** * ********* match, "*** ***** ***** ******** ******* full ****, **** ** *****, ******, weight, *** ******* ** *** *****," Verkada's ************* ****. ** * ***** is ********* **** * *****/******** ********, then *** ************ ***** ** ******** that ***** ** ****.

*** ***** ***** **** *******'* ******** document ***** **** *** ***** ***** see:

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******* ************ **** *** ******* "*** not **** ** **** ****** ** the ********* *******," ** ****** ** its******* ********. ****** * ***** ******-***** ******* is * ********, ** **** *** potential ***** ** ******** *********. *******, humans *** *****-*****, *** **** ** not * ****-***** ******. *** *******, it ***** ** *********** ** * receptionist ******** ********* *** ********* ***** and ****** ** ******** ****** ** the ******.

Opt-In ******* *** *******

*** ******** ********* ******* ** ***-** and ** ********* ** *** ******* Guest ***** ** ** ********** ****. Verkada ************** *** ******* ************ *** ******** ********* ** "*** a *********** *** **** ** *** customers," ** ***** *** **** ** turn **/*** ********* ********* ** ***** needs:

*******, **** ************* **** ** *******, daycares *** ***** ************* *** ******* such ********** ********* ** ****** ** gain ***** ** ****** ** ***** time **** ********. **** **** ** mind, ** ******* ************** ** ****** registered *** ******** ******* ****** ***** organization *** ***** **** ** ******* the ***** ***** (*.*., “*******”) ****** setup. **** ***, **** ****** *** be ******** *** ******* *** *** others.

******* **** **** ** *** ******** that "** *** **** ********* ** us **** ******** **** ******** ******** about *** ******* *** *** ** their ********** ************ *********** *** ** able ** ******* ** **** ***." Therefore, ******** *** **** **** * scan ** "****** ** *** **** screen *** *** ***** ** ********** provide ***** ******* ****** ******** ***** ID." *******, ******* ** *******'* ******* document ****** **** ******** *** ********** told ***** ** **** ** ***** used *** ******** ******* *** ******** registries.

****** *** ******* ** * **** first ****, *******, **** **** *** question ** **** **** ****** ** a ******* ******* ** **** *** ID. *******'* ****** **** *** ********* support ****** ***** ** *********** ** compare ******* **********, ******** ******* **** in *** ******* ******** "**** ******* for *********** ******* *****-****** *** **** be ********* ** ** ******** *******."

Data ********* *********

** * ***** ******, *** **** is ******** ** *** ******* ***** system *** ** ** ** ****. However, **** ** *** **** ** a **-***** ** ******* "***********" **** Verkada **********, ******** **** ******* **** the *****-***** ******** ******** *** "** more **** ** *****", *** ******* document ****:

** *** ***** ** * *****, the ******** **** (****, **** ** birth, ** ****) *** ******** ** the ******* ***** ****** *** ** to ** ****, ***** ** ******** defined ** *** ********’* ************ ***** during *****. *** *** **** ******** of ******** ***** *********** **** *** match, ***** ******* ****, **** ** birth *** ** **** *** *********** removed **** *** **********. **** ******* with *** *** ***** ********* *** no **** **** ** *****, ***** which ** ** ******** **** ***** system.

******** *******'* ******* ******** **** **** data ******* **** *** *****-***** *** no **** **** ** *****, *********** ************ **** *** *****-***** "******* *** information **** ** ******* *** ****** once *********."

**** **** ********* ******* *** ************* on ******* *** *****-***** ***** ** to **** *** ** ** ** hours ** ******* *** **** *********** after *** ****** ** *********. *******, Verkada *** *** ******* ******** ** this ******** *** ******** **** ** its ******* ******* *** ******** ********.

Data ********* ******* *************

** ** * ******** **** ******* has ************ ********* ******* ******** ***** ******* ******** ****** "*** *********** on *******: ****** *** ***** ******** Screen *******."*******, ***** *** ***** ******* ****** with ************ * *** ******** ********* program, ********* ********* ** **** ******* and ********** *** ******* ** *****.

******** ******* ******** **** ********* **** frames, *** *****-***** ********** **** *************, saying **** **** ** **** ******* once *** ****** ** ********* *** also "****** *** ** **** **** 24 *****."

******* ******* **** * *****-***** ******** for ********, **** **** ******* ****** through ***** ******'* *********** ***** ** leaked ******* * ****. *** **** must ******* ********* **** *********** ***** on *** ******* ***** ****** ** safe, *** **** **** *********** ** the *****-*****'* ***** ** ******** ** or ***** ********.

Employee ****** ** ******* ***** ****

*******, ******* ********* **** ****** ** the **** ********* ******* ******* *****, creating *** **** **** ******* ********* can *** ********* ***********. ******* **** that ******** ****** ** **** ** help "************ ******":

******* ******* ********* *** **** ****** the **** ******* ******** ******** ** the ******** ***** *** ‘****** ******* Access’ ******* ** ***** ** **** troubleshoot ****** *** *******.

**** ** * **** ***** ************'* **** **** ** ***** ****, ***** ******* *********** ********* **** ***** "***** *****" privileges** **** *** ********'* ****** ******* at *** ****, *********** ** **** customers. ***** *******'* **** ***** ****** of ******* *********' **** **** *** its **** ********** ********** ****** *** *** *******, ******** *** ******** ********* ** concerning.

Privacy ****** *** ***** *** ********

******** * *** ******** ********* ****** could **** ********** ****** *** ******* of ******** ** *** ******. ******* most ***** ** ****** ***** ****** within ********, ********* *** ***** ** sex ********* ***** ****** *** ******** of *** ****** ** ****,*** **** *** ******* ***:

** ** **** ********* ** **** that **** ***** ** *** ***** occur ****** ******** *** *** ******** of *** ********* *** *** ****** strangers. *********,publishing *** ***** *** ****** ** ***** *** ********* ***** ***** ********* *** ******** ** *** ****** ** ****. [emphasis added]

Accuracy ****** ********

******** ****** **** ******** *** ***** registries ** **** ** *** ******* could ****** *** ************* ** **** security ********* *******. *****, *** *****-***** database ******** ******** "*** ********* ********* on * ******* *****," ******* **** in *** ******* ********. **** ***-********* update ***** *********** ***** ********* ** slip ******* *** ******** ********* *******.

******* **** *** *** ***** *** accurate *********** ******* **** *****-***** ******** are *** *** ******** *** *****-***** database ****** **. [******* ******** ** who **** ******* **, ** ***]. Registries ********** *** *** ******** ********,*** **** *** **** ** *** past:

*** ********** ** ****** ****** *** Correctional ******** ****** ************ **** *** address *********** ******** ** *** *********** may **** ** ********** ** ********. These ****** ***** ********** *** ****** of ******** ******* *** ********* ****** at ***** *********, *** ** *** same **** **** * ***** ***** of ******** ** *** ******.

Comments (9)

**** * *** **** ******** * legit ******* **** **** *** ***** to ** ***** ******* ************ * policy ** ****** ***** *** ********* for *** ******** *******.

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*** **** ** *** * ******** straight ** *** ********. ***** *** for *** ******* ** ****.

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****** **** **** **** ******* * product **** ********** ************* ******** ********** to ***** ****** ** *********** ** an ********** *****.

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** ******* ******* ** **** ******* this *******. ****** **** **** ******* below. *'** *****...

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**** ** *** **** ** **** Street ** * ******** ****?

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**'* ******* *** *******, ****.

**** ***'** *****, *** **** ***** take ******** **** ** *********.

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*** **** ***** *** *** **** capability *** *****, ** ***** *** visitor's ** (******* * ******'* *******) and ******* **** **** *** *** to *** *** ******** ********. * had **** ********* ************ **** ** a ******* ****** ** *** *** the **** *** * *** * hit - * *******/********** **** *** same **** **** *** *** ** someone ** *** ******** **** **. The *** **** ** **** * photo ***** *** ************* **** ****** ******** *** ******.

*** ** **#*'* *****, * *** able ** ********* **** **** ***** implementation ** ***** ** ******* **** you ******* - **** *******'* ****** had *** **** *** ****** ** the *******, ********, *** **********.

*** ******* ********** ******, ********** ** be *********** ** * ******, **** can't ** **** ** *** ***** a ****.

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********** ***** ***** ********* *** ***-**’* era ********* ** **** ***** ***. I ***** *** **** ***** **** come **** ** ***** ** *** free!

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***, **** ***** ** ********** ******* long ** *** *****. * **** not **** ***** ***** *********** ***** solution ***, ********* * *** ** the ******** ** ********* **** ******* forward **** * **** **** ****** UI.

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