Logical Access Control Biometrics


Logical access control refers to electronic access controls whose purpose is to limit access to data files and computer programs to individuals with the genuine authority to access such information. It is made possible by the use and application of OEM modules and algorithms for imaging authentication and differentiation. They produce very high accuracy rates due to highly sensitive stripe line sensors, optical and thermal sensors which recognize the similarity between existing templates and an authentic user’s identity.

Militaries and governments use logical access biometrics to protect their large and powerful networks and systems which require very high levels of security. It is essential for the large networks of police forces and militaries where it is used not only to gain access but also in six main essential applications.  Without logical access control security systems highly confidential information would be at risk of exposure.

There is a wide range of biometric security devices and software available for different levels of security needs. There are very large complex biometric systems for large networks that require absolute air tight security and there are less expensive systems for use in office buildings and smaller institutions. 

Logical Access Control

Approximately 65% of logical access biometric scanners are for fingerprints. For an even higher security level, iris and vein recognition and employed for identity authentication.

Logical access control biometric systems distribute a user’s unique information throughout all physical access points so that a registered user can be identified at any access point within the system. Microprocessors for logical access control devices usually contain multiple cores, complex algorithm processing and encryption engines this complex composition is essential to support sensor accuracy and reduce false acceptance and rejection.

Biometric technology can also be integrated with existing security systems by the use of 2D barcode on which biometric identities can be encoded and be compatible with conventional software and security systems. Logical access biometric security systems also make it possible to keep an air tight and complete record of all access attempts and transactions. It is beginning to replace conventional methods of network security such as PINs and passwords.

Logical access control is different from physical access control biometrics in the sense that it only refers to computer network and systems access control. A large sever room for instance, would have a physical access biometric security system for the doors and a logical access security system for the actual computers.

The logical access controls industry is expected to expand a great deal more than physical access technology due to the large and increasing need for high security in corporate networks and internet transactions. The market for logical access security systems includes anyone who feels the need for more security on the internet, especially in online purchases and banking transactions.

Biometric technology is compatible with existing networks and software by converting biometric templates from the physical characteristic scanned into binary code which can be recognized by conventional software. If a person’s biometric data matches up with the verification template the result is transmitted and access is granted. Logical access control is essential in any network where the burden of password management is large and has resources with high security needs.

Logical access control systems are replacing conventional network security solutions by becoming more cost effective. Biometric equipment and software is becoming more affording and the process of integration into an existing network is now seamless. In recent years, hospitals, airports, police departments, telecommunications companies and businesses of all sizes have been integrating biometric technology into their networks. Not only is security greatly heightened, time is saved by eliminated tedious password management.

Logical access biometrics systems provide a return on investment by saving time and money and provides air tight security and preventing loss of assets and confidential information. It allows business to take place more efficiently and productively.  You can find manufacturers of Logical Access Control Biometrics below:


SecuGen is a world-leading designer and developer of high quality, accurate, rugged, and affordable optical fingerprint recognition technology. We offer FBI- and STQC-certified fingerprint sensors, including the Hamster™ line of fingerprint readers, as well as MINEX-compliant biometric algorithms and developer kits for a wide range of applications. Products and Services: Border/Airport Control, Financial & Transactional, Logical Access, Physical Access, Mobile, Fingerprint Readers.

Anviz Global Inc. is a pioneering company in the intelligent-biometric security industry. The U.S.-based company specializes in Biometrics, RFID and Surveillance devices. The company has been providing solutions to a broad range of partners in commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors. In all, Anviz’s network of partners and consumers consists of over 160 million users and spans 100 countries. Products and Services: Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition

EyeVerify is the exclusive provider of EyePrint Verification, a highly accurate biometric for mobile devices. Eyeprint Verification delivers a password-free mobile experience and secure authentication at a glance. This patented solution uses existing cameras on smartphones to image and pattern match the blood vessels in the whites of the eye. Products & Services: Financial and Transactional, HealthCare Biometrics, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics

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NEC has been at the forefront of defining leading-edge biometric identification solutions for over 40 years. NEC’s identification technologies include finger/palm print, DNA and face recognition solutions. NEC has developed some of the world’s largest and most complex identification infrastructure projects for government and law enforcement. Our mission is to help government and businesses use technology to build a safer environment for life and work. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Mobile Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Justice/Law Enforcement, Financial and Transactional, Border Control/Airports, Healthcare Biometrics, Multi-modal Biometrics, Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control

Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance and identification and verification software and services worldwide. Our solutions are designed for both enterprise and government, and are currently used to enrol more than 1 million people per day. Mobile Authentication & Cyber Security Identity Management Software Suite Full-Service Identity Management Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. Our open standards-based software has been selected for use in programs worldwide including Australia, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. Products & Services: Border Control/Airports, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Middleware/Software


DigitalPersona – Replace passwords with your fingerprint. DigitalPersona Pro balances the need for strong security and user’s need for convenience. DigitalPersona’s fingerprint readers make logging in easy, fast and secure. With one touch, login to networks, applications and websites. Eliminates password issues. FREE test drives or SDKs available. Over 150 million users worldwide. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Mobile Biometrics, Border & Airport Control, Logical Access Control, Financial and Transactional, HealthCare Biometrics, Time and Attendance


Green Bit designs, produces and sales biometric products, based on fingerprint acquisition and recognition. Due to his advanced competences, it can be considered an industry leader in the fields of product innovation, performance and reliability. With the advantages deriving from his unique image processing technologies and the use of smaller and lighter optical-mechanics modules, it is offering a complete line of products and solutions for Government, Police Forces, Institutions, Commercial and International organizations. Products and services: Fingerprint Readers, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.


Lumidigm has developed and deployed a fingerprint sensor that uses multispectral imaging to capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all environmental conditions. The Lumidigm platform also provides award-winning “liveness” protection. With commercial partners, venture funding, and government sponsors, Lumidigm provides identity management for civil identification, point-of-sale, physical and logical access, and portable electronic device applications. Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.


MorphoTrak, recently named Biometrics Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, driver licenses, civil identification, and facility/IT security. L-1 has been acquired by Morpho, and is now part of Morpho, Safran’s security division. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company and leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. For more information, visit www.morphotrak.com.   Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition, Smart Cards, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Middleware/Software, Vein Recognition. 


BIO-key (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), provides biometric identification solutions that scale to any size application. Our superior matching technology is compatible with EVERY major fingerprint reader manufacturer. BIO-key application engineers are available to assist in identifying the most appropriate fingerprint reader(s) to meet you application needs. Partnering with vertical solution providers, OEMs, and integrators, BIO-key delivers convenient, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solutions to identify and authenticate individuals. BIO-key’s strong authentication is the ideal choice to satisfy industry regulations including HIPAA and FSTC, or to establish user identities as part of an audit trail. NIST ranks BIO-key in the top tier of MINEX and SDK performers. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Logical Access Control, HealthCare Biometrics, Border Control / Airports, Financial and Transactional, Mobile Biometrics.


Suprema Inc. is a leading global provider of biometrics technology and identity management solutions. The company’s range of products includes fingerprint modules, biometric access control systems, e-passport readers and live-scanners. Suprema’s solutions are featured by integration of the excellent embedded system design capability and the strong backgrounds in theories and algorithms backed by a number of experts having the rich experience and extensive knowledge in the field of biometric solutions, embedded system design and signal processing. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 120 countries and also a listed company in stock exchange in South Korea (KOSDAQ). For further information, visit www.supremainc.com. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics


ZKTeco is a leading global developer and manufacturer of security and time management solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. It is subdivided into 5 business segment/divisions–ZKSoftware, ZKAccess, ZKiVision, ZKBiolock and ZKAFIS. Its products range from Multi-biometric and RFTD identification Time & Attendance solutions to Access Control solutions like IP-based standalone access control, networked access control panel, readers, and tripod turnstile, from IP Cameras and total surveillance solutions to consumer products, such as intelligent biometric lock, RFID hotel lock. ZKAFIS is engaging in providing economic and reliable AFIS solutions. Products and Services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Facial Recognition, Middleware / Software, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics , Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.

Other Vendors

  • AFIS and Biometrics Consulting Inc.
  • Argus Global
  • CardLogix
  • IDair
  • Douglas USA
  • ACTAtek Pte Ltd.
  • Automa
  • Bio SwipeDrive
  • Biolink Solutions
  • Biometric Solutions Inc.
  • Ceelox, Inc
  • Chengdu Finchos Electronics Co.,Ltd
  • Cherry
  • Control iD
  • Daon
  • Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA)
  • EninovSystems Pvt Ltd.
  • Eye Controls, LLC
  • Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.
  • Fulcrum Biometrics
  • Herta Security
  • iCognize GmbH
  • Integrated Biometrics
  • Intuate biometrics
  • IrisGuard
  • IriTech
  • Kimaldi Electronics
  • LIS Solutions
  • Merkatum
  • Neokoros Brasil Ltda
  • PeopleKey
  • Privaris, Inc.
  • Spectra Technovision (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Speech Tech
  • Triad Biometrics
  • Tutis Technologies Ltd
  • Vitim
  • Zvetco Biometrics