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Minor Decliner develops and implements leading edge innovations for advanced ID scanning, patent pending technologies, and integrations.

See details on our many integrations below, and contact us to explore your use case or application.

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Ron Tobb
President
888-310-4001
ron@minordecliner.com

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ID Scanning for Age Restricted Access and Automated Age Verification

The Minor Decliner age-restricted Door Access Control System™ (ARAC)™ is the most advanced automatic age verification system explicitly designed to analyze the age, based on a driver's license or ID scan, then to send visual, audible, and electronic signals to view, alert, and control age-restricted entry and access.

MinorDecliners™ innovation in Age-Restricted Access Control™ allows establishments to implement access to semi-attended gaming areas inside of bars, restaurants, and convenience stores, and access to products in Beer Caves, Beer Coolers, and Vending Machines.

This is a growing industry and a large growing profit center for those establishments and screens to ensure underage do not gain access to those areas. This system has been proven and refined in over 40 field installations.

This can also be used to provide pre-entry age checks to an age-restricted area, such as entry to a vape shop. You can now fully enforce statutes where under-21 is not permitted on premise to prevent underage from entering.

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Gaming Room ID Scanning for Automated Age Verification

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Gaming rooms in convenience stores have the potential to generate high revenues on a square foot basis.

Minor Decliner's ID scanning for gaming rooms allows the terminal operator and the store owners to reduce risk and to increase compliance by having an automated way to assure that only over 21 are allowed access into the gaming area.

This proven system has been extensively field deployed and uses the latest in ID scanning technology. The system includes an all-in-one design for ease of installation and service.

The Minor Decliner ID scanning for route gaming areas is the ideal solution for all route gaming applications and for terminal operators looking for a easy to implement and easy to use ID scanning solution for gaming areas in c-stores.

 The system includes software that allows the store to set up close times in order to prevent access to the gaming room due to local laws or store preference.

The system also includes a unique loyalty feature that will allow random winners to be selected based on access to the gaming room to increase loyalty and provide a low cost and easy to implement solution to encourage repeat clients.

Beer Cave & Beer Cooler Access ID Scanning for Automated Age Verification

The Minor Decliner ID scanning system for beer caves and beer coolers brings our world class access control solution to restrict access to a beer cave or beer cooler for only those that are over 21.

This has several significant benefits:
     1. First, this acts as a significant theft control for reducing theft from beer caves and beer coolers.
     2. Second, this increases compliance and reduces risk for selling too under 21 by having a secondary check at the beer cave or beer cooler in addition to the check at the at the checkout.
     3. Third, this allows for automatic enforcement of blue laws or no sales times via an onboard calendar that easily controls access to the beer cave and beer cooler during certain days and times based on local laws or store preference. 

Vending Machine ID Scanning for Automated Age Verification

Vending machines for age restricted products have a unique problem: How do you assure that you are vending an age restricted product, such as vape or cigarettes, to someone who is over the legal age?

Minor Decliner has developed a solution for this market. Here we take our world class solution for automated access control for gaming rooms and other age restricted access areas, and have applied that to the vending machine problem.

We can scan an ID or digital identity token and if the person is overage with a valid ID, send a signal to the vending machine that says "OK to vend."  If someone is underage or has an invalid or expired ID, the event will be prevented.

This use case implements the field proven technology of the Minor Decliner ID scanning for access control, and leverage Minor Decliner's world class technology and leadership in ID scanning technology.

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Self-Checkout Age Verification

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Self-checkout in convenience stores is a growing area as we see tight labor markets and the need for 24/7 convenience to support customers.

Self-Checkouts for age restricted products have a unique problem: How do you assure that you are vending an age restricted product - such as vape, cigarettes, or alcohol - to someone who is over the legal age?


Minor Decliner has developed a solution for this market. We take our world class solution for automated access control for gaming rooms and other age restricted access areas and have applied that to self-checkout. We can scan an ID or digital identity token, and if the person is over-age with a valid ID, send a signal to the self-checkout that says the sale is OK.  If someone is underage or has an invalid or expired ID, the event will be prevented.

This use case implements the field-proven technology of Minor Decliner ID scanning for access control, and leverage Minor Decliner's world class technology and leadership in ID scanning technology.

This use case also implements YOTI’s world class age estimation software as a secondary check to ensure that the person holding the ID is over the legal age. Minor Decliner's vast experience in ID scanning and privacy protection ensures that the customer's privacy is maintained and "personally identifiable information" (PII) data is not collected.

NACS (National Association of Convenience stores) TruAge™ Protocol

MinorDecliner™ is the first in the US to develop and implement the NACS (National Association of Convenience stores) TruAge™ protocol.

MinorDecliner™ is on the leading-edge of age verification in the US. We are future-ready, providing a ready platform for digital identity tokens, digital driver's licenses, and purchase limits of age-restricted items.

NACS TruAge™ protocol requires an internet connection and can be a wired plugin, WIFI, or cellular wireless connection MinorDecliner™ can provide a cellular modem to support this protocol.

YOTI Integration

Minor Decliner has implemented YOTI’s world class AI age estimation tool into our advanced portfolio of software modules for age verification.

This is when we take a photo of a customer, transmit it to the YOTI server, and then return an estimated age based on facial recognition. The photo is immediately destroyed and is not maintained.  YOTI’s technology has been proven to be 99%+ accurate.*

In conjunction with other ID scanning technologies that Minor Decliner has, such as TruAge, Driver's License scanning, and passport scanning, the YOTI age estimation provides a powerful second check to ensure that the holder of the ID is in fact over the legal age.

This is done with privacy in mind, in that photos are not maintained and there is no friction with the customer, as there is no requiring them to enroll in any systems to establish their identity. We simply use their face and are provided their estimated age to match to their ID’s age. We then use a proprietary algorithm to compare the scanned age and other factors to the YOTI age to determine if the transaction should be flagged. This module is available in all Minor Decliner products and is especially valuable in self-checkout applications and access control applications.

*the YOTI Age Estimation tool has a 99.65% accuracy rate for determining 13-17 year old's from a facial scan. Source: YOTI Age Estimation White Paper

Universal ID Card Scanning

Minor Decliner currently reads all US, Mexican, and Canadian identity documents and driver's licenses.  We also read passports and passport cards.  However, there are many identity documents that do not have machine-readable zones or barcodes to acquire the birthday and other identification data.

Minor Decliner has developed a unique and proprietary method to universally scan any ID card and extract the critical data related for age verification. We can take any ID document, extract the birthday, expiration date, name, and document identifier, and use this for age verification proof in our suite of age verification products.

This allows for any institution outside of the United States, and worldwide, to implement Minor Decliner's advanced suite of age verification tools in order to prevent sales to anyone underage.

JUUL Enhanced Access Control

Utilizing Minor Decliner age verification systems is a seamless, cost effective, and universal way to instantly upgrade your current POS system to be JUUL RACS/ EAC compliant.

Simply plug-and-play into your current system with our "bring your own POS" method.

Learn More here: JUUL RACS/EAC Compliant Partner

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Software Bridge SDK/ API

Minor Decliner's advanced software suite and years of advanced age verification "know-how" is available as an SDK/ API for integration into your existing applications, point of sale software, and other embedded applications.

You can enhance and be truly future ready for all age verification changes coming, by implementing Minor Decliner's SDK/ API into your software package.

Please contact us to learn how we can customize this for your implementations!

Contact us for more information

Ron Tobb
President
888-310-4001
ron@minordecliner.com

Schedule a Call

Partnering Opportunities

Our founder, Ron Tobb, is available to consult with your organization and discuss partnering and future innovation collaboration.

Minor Decliner thrives off of the unique and customized relationships we have with our industry partners, ensuring that we develop the tools and systems that will enhance your processes, products, and added value for your own clients. 

Please reach out to us to discuss any of the following opportunities:

  • Integration of the Minor Decliner Age Verification Engine into your platforms
  • Licensing Minor Decliner's patent pending technology and techniques
  • Best practices for age verification and sales associate notifications and interactions
  • Consulting on barcode scanner setup and optimization techniques for age verification scanning
  • Access to techniques to evaluate age verification program effectiveness
  • Access to future innovations and updates to leading edge age verification 

Accel Entertainment - Minor Decliner partner
CBE - Minor Decliner Partner
epos now - Minor Decliner partner
JUUL - Minor Decliner partner
TruAge- Minor Decliner partner
Yoti - Minor Decliner partner