EMDYN BioTrace

Detect- Alert - Prevent

EMDYN recognises that many organisations struggle to verify the identity of persons, especially in this interconnected and fast-changing world where an individual can easily hide, fraudulently mask or change their identity. The tools currently available are mostly outdated or restricted by privacy laws and cannot necessarily give the correct information on identity, let alone provide situational awareness to the organisation.

Current facial recognition systems can be used for accreditation of a person against a passport or ID document, but are incapable of rapidly searching very large databases or video repositories for that same face, or linking it to other information sources. Now we have a ready solution to these issues; one that is a key component in a genuine investigative tool, ultra-fast and user friendly. Welcome to EMDYN BioTrace.

EMDYN BioTrace Integration

EMDYN BioTrace can be integrated with our investigative tool or work as a stand-alone application. It can process all kinds of source material from printed documents, such as passport scans and other identification documents, through to digital images taken from social media channels, television or CCTV feeds. It can be employed as a hybrid model, utilising both cloud and content processing on site, or run purely on the business premises, providing all data ingestion and processing via the local LAN.

Bringing data together in our investigative tool

We offer expert analysis of intelligence data to combat issues from fraud to drug trafficking or gather early warnings of physical and cyber threats. Combined with the power of EMDYN BioTrace, we can provide a comprehensive investigative tool. This markedly improves the speed and accuracy of detection processes, previously highly labour intensive and error prone, giving a faster, more effective response at a lower cost with a much-enhanced ability to share data among multiple teams.

Integrating diverse source material

Using secure web scale technologies, we can assimilate material from a wide variety of digital sources from 70+ social media networks to 2000+ TV channels and thousands of digital news sources in multiple languages, monitored 24/7. We can also draw from NGO sources within areas of natural disaster and disease control in high risk regions and integrate clients’ own data too.

Creating a cutting-edge databank

Our investigative tool creates a cutting-edge databank that helps identify threats and offers valuable insights into what lies behind them. This asset-based approach to intelligence gathering can define an area of interest from an individual facility to an entire country, while we can engage high-resolution satellite images so that hard to reach regions and facilities can be fully visualised.

With BioTrace we can guarantee the identity of a person 1-2-1 but also 1-2-Many and connect it to our investigative tool, fully compliant with privacy legislation and enabling the client to link identity to a situation or file with the help of external sources. Malicious activities can be effectively uncovered during this process.

Key applications for EMDYN BioTrace

The applications are widespread and range from financial compliance to fraud prevention, anti-terrorism, border or access control through to surveillance and intelligence gathering.

Fraud detection

BioTrace can help discover if the same person is using multiple identities or if a bank account is being used by an unauthorised person, for example, by making ATM withdrawals.

Border control

BioTrace can prevent access when people try to enter a country illegally, or conversely validate a traveler’s status when the passport used is a correct match for that individual.


BioTrace can identify, locate or track persons of interest and their associates across all media. Connecting EMDYN Video Analytics lets you identify and locate suspicious objects or behavior.

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EMDYN BioTrace Benefits
  • Lower costs: Far fewer staff required to review media sources.
  • Better collaboration: Multi-user sharing via web-based access.
  • Scalability: Operationally proven to handle the workload of big corporations.
  • High speed data input: Data is ingested at around 400 images per second.
  • High speed processing: Search one billion faces in just seconds.
  • Precision: The most accurate system on the market.
  • Fast installation: System can be implemented in days, not months.

EMDYN BioTrace in action

EMDYN BioTrace is playing a vital role in fraud detection and prevention across a number of industries and subjects. These include:

Financial services

BioTrace enables customer bank accounts to be authenticated using passport scans to counter fake identities. It can be integrated with ATMs equipped with CCTV to enable biometric validation of cash withdrawals and allow intervention in the event of fraudulent use. It automatically blacklists fake IDs to protect against future incursions.

Counter terrorism and organised crime

BioTrace can assist in the battle against funding of terrorism and organised crime across the globe. EMDYN offers a subscription to our expanding facial database of fake IDs, terror suspects and known fraudsters to help identify any of these individuals within a bank or insurer’s customer database.


BioTrace applies facial recognition technology at large sporting events or stadium concerts to identify known hooligans, terrorists, criminals or people subject to banning orders, matching a membership card or ticket with a passport or other form of facial ID, creating a safer environment by alerting security personnel to known persons of interest.


BioTrace can help prevent known criminals, fraudsters, card counters or even those who have opted for voluntary exclusion from entering a client’s premises. It can also be used positively to alert management to the arrival of VIP guests to ensure they are welcomed immediately.

Border control

BioTrace is a valuable tool in facilitating accurate and timely border control. It can prevent access when people try to enter a country illegally or conversely used to validate a traveller’s status when the passport shown is a correct match for that individual.

Business premises

BioTrace helps safeguard businesses from the threat of common theft through to industrial espionage by precision facial screening of both employees and visitors. It provides an instant check if unauthorised personnel try to enter a premises and equally grant access where permitted.


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