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VIDEO: 3M Cogent Demonstrates Two-Factor Biometric Access Control

findBIOMETRICS Presents Exclusive ISC West Video Demonstrations

Earlier this month findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill headed to Las Vegas, Nevada – camera in tow – in order to cover ISC West 2014: a conference and exhibition dedicated to physical access control (the topic of the month here).Attending the event was 3M Cogent. Peter had an opportunity to capture a demonstration of the company’s MiY Access Control Readers in action. In the video presented below, Tracie Mortenson, supervisor of identity solutions at 3M Cogent, walks us though the authentication process of the newest feature on the MiY reader: an smart card factor.Prior to the event, Peter O’Neill also had …

Bring Your Own Credential: A Place For Mobility in Biometric Physical Access

Biometric Physical Access Control Meets Mobility

“When it comes to addressing barriers of biometric access control adoption one flick of the magic wand of mobility can really get things moving in an innovative, maybe even disruptive manner.”Within the past year mobility has become a major topic in strong authentication. Smartphones with fingerprint sensors and biometric software development kits have come forward and promised to bring an end to passwords and PINs for end users everywhere. It has become such a large and independent movement that we launched Mobile ID Word in September 2013 to exclusively give it the attention it demands.Primarily this technology is focused on online security, …

VIDEO: Zwipe Biometric Access Card Demonstrated at ISC West

Earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada, the biometrics industry had its eye on ISC West 2014 conference and exhibition. Peter O’Neill, president of findBIOMETRICS was there to take video of the biometric security solutions on the exhibition floor.Zwipe AS was in attendance as well, premiering its biometric access card that attacks the major barriers of biometric adoption. The video below features Zwipe CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad demonstrating the smartcard with a fingerprint touch sensor on a proximity card reader to show the world just how easy biometric physical access control can be.When you are finished watching, be sure to …

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Physical Access Control Month Continues

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This past week saw some national ID news, talk of biometrics in banking and – because April is Physical Access Control Month at findBIOMETRICS – lots of talk about biometrics in physical security deployments.Deployment is the micro-topic of the week, in fact. On Wednesday we took a closer look at four real life deployments of biometric physical access control, each one putting a different mode and unique application under the spotlight. Iris recognition at a university, facial recognition at a social club, palm vein biometrics at a laboratory and fingerprint tech at a data center all add up to a …


ISC West is a major event in biometric security and physical access control. This year the exhibition and conference – held in Las Vegas – was particularly booming. Veterans of the industry were on the same floor as brand new solutions, and findBIOMETRICS was there to capture it on camera.Below You will find a video playlist containing video interviews and product demos, filmed by findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill and edited by our assistant editor and webmaster Shaun Winters. Stay posted during the rest of April as we roll each one out individually as part of findBIOMETRICS’ Physical Access Control Month. 

4 Real Deployments That Show Diversity In Biometric Access Control

Biometric Physical Access Control Meets Mobility

This is week three in Physical Access Control Month at findBIOMETRICS. Already we’ve taken a broad overview of the topic, and delved deeper into the rich subject of adoption barriers in this area of biometric application, now it’s time to look at some of the real life deployments in this field.Here are four recent physical access control deployments – each showcasing a different mode – that show the versatility that can be demanded when it comes to serving customers looking for next generation security:1. Palm-vein biometrics protect UC Irvine’s state of the art Kay Family Foundation Innovation LabThe Kay Family …

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics, Age Estimation and Physical Access

Biometric Physical Access Control Meets Mobility

The second week of Physical Access Control Month at findBIOMETRICS has come to a close, and in terms of industry news there was no shortage of on-topic reporting.Zwipe AS announced that it received an award from the Security Industry Association this month for its physical access control biometric smart card solution. The Zwipe biometric card received its first public showing at the beginning of April during ISC West and the award is indicative of the warm reception the solution was givenThe biometric access card solution that Zwipe shares its company name with is a great example of technology that attacks the …

The Barriers of Adoption In Biometric Physical Access Control

Biometric Physical Access Control Meets Mobility

This is week two of Physical Access Control Month here at findBIOMETRICS. Right now the major discussion in security of this kind is what adoption barriers face vendors and enterprises alike.Last week we touched on this briefly: there are some common issues that are keeping these two parties apart, each one a demand from the organization wanting better security, and each one a focus of companies trying to provide the necessary biometric upgrades that can protect critical areas.Let’s take this time to delve deeper into this major topic of discussion.Security and ConvenienceThe promise of biometrics in every deployment is one …

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Kicking Off Physical Access Control Month

Biometric Physical Access Control Meets Mobility

The first week of April wielded a massive amount of biometrics industry news, and much of it was appropriately on theme with the topic of the month: biometric physical access control. To get everyone up to speed with just exactly what sort of things we will be talking about this month in the featured articles, as well as when the news calls for it, we have published the latest findBIOMETRICS primer on the theme, addressing the key aspects and providing the appropriate links for further reading.April was a great time to schedule Physical Access Control Month, as much of the …

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Controlling Access, Protecting Borders and Getting Ready For ISC West

Biometric Physical Access Control Meets Mobility

March 30, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter     The week most recently past was filled with physical access and border control news and there is no surprise as to why: in mere days the biometrics industry will have it gaze focused on Las Vegas, Nevada for this year’s ISC West conference and exhibition.Physical access control is an exciting area of application for biometrics, and one that its welcoming to just about every strong authentication mode out there. A great example of this flexibility can be illustrated with a look at Morpho (Safran)’s product lineup for ISC West, which highlights …