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Jeff MaynardBy Jeff Maynard
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Jeff MaynardBy Jeff Maynard
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$2,928
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46
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 10 2015

About

Most people have something on their phone they don't want anyone to see.  If you use the built-in security lock that comes with your smartphone, you're in trouble. Directions to crack these locks are all over the internet. It only takes one persistent significant other or thief with infrared to get in quickly.

BioTect-ID is a revolutionary, twice-patented way to lock down your entire mobile or just sensitive apps with biometric assurance. Biometrics are the strongest identification technology on the planet.

BUT unchanging physical biometrics like iris, face scan or fingerprints can be hacked.  Lose them, and you're toast.

BioTect-ID is a password you draw with your finger.  It's a gesture biometric, dynamic and replaceable anytime.There's no risk of losing body part data.

• BioTect-ID learns your unique way of drawing while you create a four character password with your finger

• Nobody draws just like you. Even if a hacker literally had a screenshot of your password and traced it, BioTect-ID will still know it's not you.

• How? Because it's measuring HOW you write - angle, speed, length, width and other secret sauce metrics

• To unlock your phone or app, just draw your new password into the prompt panel.

Here's the process with our existing technology BioSig-ID. The end app will look cooler.

Here we're locked a tablet in landscape mode (also works portrait). First, tap your screen to wake it.

 Enter your password with your finger.

 Then tap the unlock button.

Your password is compared to your profile and if it matches, access is granted. Takes about 3 seconds to unlock. (The same as built-in locks.)

Easy enough but there's a ton of science behind it.

"Biometrics are the ONLY way to recognize you as you" --Department of Defense website

Quick comparison with Android's connect-the-dots and iOS's numeric tap locks:

With BioTect-ID hackers have two major hurdles to overcome.  It gives you Two-Factor authentication, but without the annoying SMS or fob like other Two-Factors.

Someone who wants in has to:

1. Discover your password

2. Fake your biometric drawing style, which is all but impossible.

This never-seen-before combination of a biometric PLUS a knowledge barrier gives you incredible biometric security with no down side.

What's most amazing is that we made a replaceable biometric! No physical biometric can ever be replaced. With BioTect-ID, reset your password any time.

Did we mention it's fun? We polled users:

Everybody always wonders if they must be precise. NOPE.

In a nutshell,

• BioTect-ID doesn’t rely on something unchanging about you so it's much safer

• It's a behavior that can be easily replaced or revised - again, no other biometric resets!

• It's dynamic so your gesture can't be stolen, lost or borrowed

• Is not ad-supported or requires further buys

• Gesture biometrics are just as distinguishing as static body parts but non-invasive - requires no personal body info that violates your privacy or puts you at risk of losing key information

How accurate? Testing proves we exceed National Institute of Standards for Technology biometric standards by a whopping 300%!

We'll incorporate our patented drawing pad here:

The BioTect-ID Interface
The BioTect-ID Interface

Into an app that will look like this. You can use it in portrait or landscape mode.

Choose anything for your characters. Not just numbers or letters. Symbols too. Use as many as you want. 4 is the minimum.

WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT

BioTect-ID provides incredibly strong Multi-Factor authentication, AKA Two-Factor authentication, which is SO strong that very few people have figured out how to implement it cheaply and without hardware.

We do not know of another multi-factor security app out there WITHOUT one-time passwords, texts, random codes and other nonsense.

They are not biometrics either.

BioTect-ID is powered by our patented biometric software BioSig-ID™.

Sign up process takes about 2 minutes.

Third Party Testing Accuracy Rate:

No one beat BioTect-ID in tests; the Tolly Group rated accuracy at a statistically valid 99.97% using the Rule of Three (using the three people who got closest).

This blew away the biometric standards for accuracy set by the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST). We exceeded them by 300%!

More Cool Features

BioTect-ID will remember unique sequences in how you draw.  It recognizes these as part of the password itself!

Draw backwards

Draw in random order

Use invisible ink for shoulder surfers

You can even draw all the characters on top of each other like this:

BioTect-ID is configurable. Use it for your main screen security, as a secondary layer, or to secure specific apps.

Pricing

We gave a lot of thought to our pricing. We all like free or $1.99. Many apps are cheaper but...you get what you pay for. We do not want to give our customers an annoying, ad-supported app or require more purchases for more utility like other apps. BioTect-ID is more like buying security software than an app. It's a completely unique technology and a premium solution.

Who's Noticed Us

The White House chose us from a field of 180 companies to participate in a NSTIC pilot program to prevent identity theft and begin the process of doing away with the (old) password.

We’ve also been named to the NASPO (North American Security Products Organization) committee to develop ANSI standards for Identity Proving and Verification.

Why We Need Your Help

Like most young companies it’s hard to fund new technology. We may be small, but we dream big. This will be our first time to create an app for people, not companies, and introduce everyone to this game-changing biometric technology.

To build the BioTect-ID app we’ll use BioSig-ID™. Good news: the invention already exists. Challenge: it’s very expensive to program an app.

About Our Team

"The technology behind BioTect-ID goes back to 2004, when my wife Cindy and I came up with the idea for a hand-drawn password biometric. BioSig-ID was issued two patents, in 2007 and 2011.

Our company Biometric Signature ID began licensing BioSig-ID technology in 2012.  The first converts were in Higher Education which is using it to authenticate online students, preventing fraud and academic dishonesty.

The invention came from an idea I had while working at a company that made electronic prescription software.

I had one of those epiphany moments....thinking about ways to establish the identity of physicians when they prescribed controlled substances. We had just pitched the DEA, which wanted a method to do that. I started thinking about a software-only, gesture biometric for identity authentication. I looked at my CTO, he looked at me and we raced back to the office to start working on the concept. It was intense...during development, he actually moved into our house.

Here's Cindy and me at a conference, out spreading the word:

Cindy and Jeff Maynard
Cindy and Jeff Maynard

We've been selling to business. Now we want to make privacy friendly, biometric security available to everyone. We're passionate about the technology and want to make mobile devices and the internet a safer place.

In a few years biometrics will be a fact of life. All security experts agree we will become a biometrically identified society. The time to think about protecting your physical data is NOW. The time for new technologies is NOW before invasive ones are entrenched.

It's VHS vs. Betamax. Bluray vs DVD.

If you love privacy...

Supporting our technology supports a less invasive, just-as-secure method of identification.

One that doesn't need to keep a copy of your body parts. Why let others copy and keep a part of you? With our game changing biometric, there's no need!

We are a legitimate alternative to body biometrics.

If you think recovering from ID theft is hard now, try it when someone has stolen your body information.

The last privacy frontier is the human body. Please help us get this technology out. We hope with enough support, we might just change the future."

-Jeff Maynard

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More Info on The Critical Importance of Multi-Factor

BioTect-ID is a multi-factor authentication technology, which is the most secure form of identification possible. In 2014, the White House called for a switch to multi-factor authentication and away from passwords, pins, security questions and layered solutions in cyberspace. Multi-factor authentication requires any two of these three things:

• Something you are (biometric)

• Something you know (password, security questions, personal info)

• Something you have (fob, drive, mobile)

Other biometrics aren’t multi-factor authentication. They are only one step in the chain!

YES BioTect-ID provides all-in-one multi-factor authentication, the strongest method that exists. It's something you are and something you know. With BioTect-ID, state of the art security is available to anyone.

There is nothing like BioTect-ID anywhere. It solves the double-edged sword of biometrics:

Physical data provides the highest certainty in identity authentication but the most risk as it can never be replaced.

Risks and challenges

Similar to many Kickstarter projects, we face risks and challenges in bringing this technology to market. The primary risks for us include:

1. Engineering:
We will have to design and engineer a very complex system in order to produce a native Android app. To produce a working prototype, test it extensively, make improvements, implement and release PLUS create an end-use delivery system will require a solid team that can deliver. We already have that in place - a great team of engineers and designers from several countries: Thailand, Germany, Austria and USA.

Our technology BioSig-ID is already proven. We’re intimately familiar with it, and understand the work in front of us. Because we’re not starting from the ground up, we can move past the first steps in the software development cycle.

The challenge is programming for mobile and other devices and creating a seamless, enjoyable user experience. We have already started work on a first generation prototype but need further funding from Kickstarter to continue and finish our build process and take the concept all the way to a finalized app.

2. Fulfillment - Our technology is cloud based. Fulfillment will be a secured-access download. For personalized versions of BioTect-ID, we may fulfill in another manner either by sending you your version direct or providing another download site.

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