The Vision Access 3D Face Reader sub-second facial identification/verification reader now incorporates a touchscreen option that accommodates PIN and 3D facial biometric access in one device. The A4Vision reader's LCD screen provides active feedback to users indicating optimal positioning for fast identification and can now double as a touchscreen pad for verification mode applications. In a live application, subjects approaching the reader will be first offered the touchscreen keypad while hearing audio requesting PIN entry. Upon a valid PIN entry, the reader's screen converts to 3D facial recognition mode with active feedback. In PIN verification mode, the A4 system first accepts a valid PIN entry and then will reference the 3D face template stored with that number in the database. The system then verifies that the person belongs with the PIN by matching the stored template to the person standing in front of the 3D face reader.