physical access control

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

February is Healthcare Month at FindBiometrics. Last week we started our focused coverage with a primer on this month-long topic, and it became clear that the most visible area of application for biometrics in the health space is patient ID and electronic health records. But biometrics do have uses beyond properly managing patients, cutting down…

Pacific Palisades Private Club Embraces IMID Access Control

Pacific Palisades Private Club Embraces IMID Access Control

FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) access control system has been deployed at Bel-Air Bay Club, a private beach club in California’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. The IMID system—which automatically identifies individuals based on an innovative combination of facial recognition and behavioral biometrics, including gait recognition—has been integrated with the Bel-Air Bay Club’s own membership management system,…

Biometric Pill Dispenser Could Curb Substance Abuse

Biometric Pill Dispenser Could Curb Substance Abuse

MAP Health Management has teamed up with Intent Solutions to bring the latter’s biometric medication dispenser into the former’s substance abuse solutions portfolio. The device is called the TAD (for “Take As Directed“), and is designed to only dispense a given pill after a biometric scan from a registered user, using a built-in fingerprint sensor. It…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

Scotiabank’s ‘Digital Factory’ Protected by Biometrics

Scotiabank’s ‘Digital Factory’ Protected by Biometrics

“And to demonstrate its commitment to innovative technology, the bank has implemented biometric access control to the Digital Factory…” Scotiabank’s Digital Factory in Canada is now in production. The bank first announced its new initiative in October of 2015, when it explained that as part of a “digital transformation” it was establishing an innovation lab…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

DualLock Combines Biometrics and Card-Based Access Control

DualLock Combines Biometrics and Card-Based Access Control

“The solution was developed in collaboration with Digitus Biometrics, and represents a logical evolution from the BioLock biometric locking solution announced by EMKA back in 2014.” UK-based locking systems developer EMKA has announced a new solution called DualLock. The device is designed to protect IT infrastructure by securely locking equipment like server racks. To that…

CMITech Showcases Iris Scanner at Intersec 2017

CMITech Showcases Iris Scanner at Intersec 2017

“The solution was first announced early in 2016, with CMITech rolling it out in Europe through regional distributor UMANICK.” CMITech plans to show off its most recent iris scanning solution at next week’s Intersec 2017 conference in Dubai, where the company will be occupying booth SA G37. Called the EF-45, it’s a biometric terminal featuring…

MorphoTrust Expands Biometric Screening Program Beyond Air Travel

MorphoTrust Expands Biometric Screening Program Beyond Air Travel

“Dubbed Fast Pass by IdentoGO, the expanded solution has the same basis, requiring the registration of fingerprints and other data ahead of time, but now enables faster security screening at participating event venues.” MorphoTrust is expanding its TSA Pre-Check biometric pre-screening system to concerts and other entertainment venues, the company has announced. The system has long…

Fingerprint-Scanning Padlock Represents a Growing Niche in Biometrics Market

Fingerprint-Scanning Padlock Represents a Growing Niche in Biometrics Market

An LA-based startup is working to further usher biometric technology into everyday life with a new biometric padlock called the BenjiLock. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: A standard-looking padlock, with an embedded fingerprint scanner. It’s rechargeable, comes in a variety of colors, and is also compatible with a key in the event of an…

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

“…BIO-key is signalling that it will place a particular focus on its “most exciting announcement” – biometric padlocks.” BIO-key is gearing up for this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, promising in a new blog post to show off “biometric technology products that make customers say ‘Wow’ and ‘How did I live without this?’” Those…

Partnership Combines Secure Entrance Solutions with Biometric Access Control

Partnership Combines Secure Entrance Solutions with Biometric Access Control

Israel-based IdentyTech has teamed up with Boon Edam to bring the latter’s secure entrance solutions to its biometric access control portfolio. The integration will combine IdentyTech’s fingerprint, facial, and palm vein recognition identification technologies with Boon Edam’s anti-tailgating turnstile and revolving door solutions to offer customer even more secure access control options. In a statement…

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a featured look back on the big mobile and financial market events of 2016, and the major presence biometrics played in all of them. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with fingerprints, connected cars, enterprise applications, and upgrades. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global…

HID PIV Solution Offers Single Credential for IT, Physical Access Control

HID PIV Solution Offers Single Credential for IT, Physical Access Control

HID Global has announced a new end-to-end identity access management solution aimed at letting organizations use just one credential to access both physical facilities and data. It’s called HID PIV. The solution is primarily aimed at the government sector, but also has applications in other regulated industries including healthcare, banking and transportation. It operates primarily…

Retirement Home Gets Iris Access Control Care of Princeton Identity

Retirement Home Gets Iris Access Control Care of Princeton Identity

Princeton Identity has brought iris-based access control to a retirement home in Pennsylvania. The facility is called Brevillier Village, and is located in the city of Erie. It was having some issues with its previous keypad-based access control system, which some residents were having trouble using. And while staff were already using a biometric time and attendance…

Biosite Gets £4M VC Injection From Mobeus Equity Partners

Biosite Gets £4M VC Injection From Mobeus Equity Partners

UK-based biometric access control specialist Biosite has attained some major new VC backing: Mobeus Equity Partners has invested £4 million in the company. Biosite specializes in the construction sector, offering a biometric access control system based on a fingerprint recognition algorithm designed especially for the kinds of worn-down fingerprints commonly seen among construction workers. The company…

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Auto maker Jaguar Land Rover has filed a patent that could do away with car keys. Entitled “Door Access System for a Vehicle”, the patent filing describes an innovative door unlocking system based on biometric identification. A camera installed on the car would be connected to a biometric software system that would be able to…

Suprema Wins Detektor International Award

Suprema Wins Detektor International Award

Suprema’s BioEntry W2 fingerprint-based access control system has netted the company an Innovative Achievement Award from Detektor International. The awards are bestowed in the categories of Alarms, Camera Surveillance (CCTV), and Access Control, with Suprema winning in the latter category. According to the Detektor International website, the awards are meant to “reward and encourrage [sic]…

French Casino Patrons May Soon Access Services Via Biometric Smart Cards

French Casino Patrons May Soon Access Services Via Biometric Smart Cards

A major French casino and hotel operator is testing out biometric access control in a program that could dramatically expand in scope if initial tests prove successful. The company, Group Partouche, is currently working with MeReal Biometrics to leverage the latter’s smart card technology. In addition to containing the standard identity information associated with smart…

Suprema Announces Wireless BioMini Slim S Fingerprint Scanner

Suprema Announces Wireless BioMini Slim S Fingerprint Scanner

“…while BioMini Slim S supports WiFi and is designed for use with web-based servers, it also features on-device biometric encryption…” Suprema has announced the BioMini Slim S, the latest in its line of BioMini fingerprint scanners. It’s FAP20- and FBI PIV/FIPS201-compliant and uses a 500dpi sensor. The BioMini Slim S also features HID protocol compatibility,…

Suprema to Showcase Latest BioEntry, BioStar Solutions at Security Essen 2016

Suprema to Showcase Latest BioEntry, BioStar Solutions at Security Essen 2016

Suprema is will showcase its BioEntry W2 access control solution at the Security Essen 2016 security and fire prevention trade show in Germany. It’s the latest promotional push for BioEntry W2, which is designed for outdoor applications and offers a fingerprint biometrics matching speed of 150,000 per second. The system was launched this past June…

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity is a biometrics company that has recently spun off as independent from SRI International. In its first weeks of existence, the company has made major headlines, most recently confirming that it is in fact the provider of the iris biometrics technology featured on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 handset. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Law Enforcement Biometrics Month in our featured articles section while the industry news brought us headlines from the worlds of border control, mobile device integrations, and physical access control. – Sign up now for the Law Enforcement Biometrics Month Webinar – And spread the news on Twitter: Tweet Here is…

Invixium Case Study Shows Importance of Intangibles in Biometric Deployments

Invixium Case Study Shows Importance of Intangibles in Biometric Deployments

A deployment at a Shell oil refinery demonstrates the value of Invixium’s biometric access control technology. In a case study on the latter’s website, the company explores its benefits for a complex deployment environment. The refinery, located in Nigeria, is subject to ‘harsh environmental conditions’, according to Invixium, and features 53 access points seeing traffic…

Physiotherapy Provider Adopts ievo Biometric Access Control

Physiotherapy Provider Adopts ievo Biometric Access Control

UK-based biometrics solutions provider ievo is celebrating another successful access control deployment. The company’s technology has been adopted by Newcastle-based Connect Health Ltd., a healthcare firm specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. The company recently relocated its headquarters to Quorum Business Park, which has prompted it to take action both to comply with fire regulations requiring accurate…

BioConnect Integrates EyeVerify’s Eye Vein Biometrics Tech

BioConnect Integrates EyeVerify’s Eye Vein Biometrics Tech

“Integrating EyeVerify’s technology is in line with BioConnect’s reputation for embracing new and innovative biometric modalities…” BioConnect is bringing EyeVerify’s eye vein biometric technology to its eponymous platform, the companies have announced. The partnership will see the integration of Eyeprint ID, EyeVerify’s flagship biometric system. It’s designed to use a standard smartphone camera to image the vein…

Biometrics News Roundup: Facial Recognition and Biometric Wearables

Biometrics News Roundup: Facial Recognition and Biometric Wearables

Last week at FindBiometrics we saw a variety of facial recognition stories that illustrated the many complicated facets of the modality in action while fingerprint biometrics made prominent headlines. We saw big picture cybersecurity news too, as biometric wearables and border control rounded out our industry coverage. Here’s a look back on the biggest stories in biometrics…

Certification Brings ZKAccess Fingerprint Tech to Lenel Access Control Platform

Certification Brings ZKAccess Fingerprint Tech to Lenel Access Control Platform

“…Lenel appears increasingly interested in biometric technologies…” ZKAccess has received Lenel factory certification, the companies have announced. The credential allows users of Lenel’s OnGuard access control system to integrate ZKAccess’ biometric readers into their security infrastructure. More specifically, the certification makes ZKAccess’ OP-200 fingerprint scanner compatible with Lenel’s OnGuard v7.0, 7.1, or 7.2. But in…

BioConnect Makes Case for BioEntry W2 Access Control

BioConnect Makes Case for BioEntry W2 Access Control

BioEntry W2 is capable of reading smart cards, supporting a range of RFID standards including HID iCLASS, MIFARE, and NFC. BioConnect is making a strong case for Suprema’s BioEntry W2 fingerprint-based access control solution. First announced in early June, BioEntry W2 can store the identity data of up to half a million users, and it can…

FST Biometrics Reports 30 Percent Jump in Customer Base Over Past Year

FST Biometrics Reports 30 Percent Jump in Customer Base Over Past Year

FST Biometrics is undergoing considerable growth. The company reports that over the past 12 months it has increased its customer base by about 30 percent, and is now seeing about 1.5 million identifications through its platform per month. Its platform is the IMID (In Motion Identification) system, a multi-factor biometric identification platform combining facial, voice,…

ZKAccess Aims at Collaboration with Biometrics Expert

ZKAccess Aims at Collaboration with Biometrics Expert

Biometric solutions provider ZKAccess is seeking to team up with a leading biometrics expert from the world of academia. The company recently hosted Michigan State University professor Dr. Anil Jain for a talk at ZKTeco headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The company says about 200 staff members from ZKTeco and ZKAccess attended the talk, in which Dr.…

UK Biometrics Company Builds Credibility in Construction Industry

UK Biometrics Company Builds Credibility in Construction Industry

A construction project in the Shetland Isles took advantage of ievo biometric access control to great effect, the company reports. In a case study, the UK-based company highlights how Morrison Construction Limited and Shetland Facilities Management (SFM) Security used its system to enable more efficient workforce and workplace management. It was a school construction project,…

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

HID Global is offering a mid-year update to the 2016 trends the company predicted at the start of the year. Looking at its first prediction—the continuing ‘mobilizing’ of security—the company says there is growing demand for mobile security options. As a recent example, HID Global points to its CityPoint office building deployment in London, which…

Tyco Adds MorphoAccess Sigma, MorphoWave Tower to Lineup

Tyco Adds MorphoAccess Sigma, MorphoWave Tower to Lineup

Tyco Security Products has announced that it is now offering MorphoAccess SIGMA Series fingerprint readers as well as the MorphoWave Tower to its lineup of security products. The products are now compatible with Tyco’s C-Cure 9000 security and event management platform. In a statement announcing the new offerings, Tyco highlighted the sophistication of the technology,…

News Roundup: On Our Way To China

News Roundup: On Our Way To China

Last week at FindBiometrics we saw Border Control & National ID Month culminate in the expert webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control. Our featured topics were in the industry news too as we began preparations to head to China, where this week we will be bringing you reporting from the…

Multi-Health Systems to Integrate BioConnect Platform

Multi-Health Systems to Integrate BioConnect Platform

BioConnect has announced a major new client in the healthcare sector. Multi-Health Systems (MHS) is integrating the company’s eponymous identity platform. The integration will bring BioConnect’s mobile biometric authentication technology to MHS’s IT infrastructure, physical infrastructure (in the form of access control), and its critical applications. All client and employee identities will be consolidated into…

IFSEC 2016: Suprema To Showcase BioEntry W2, BioStar TA

IFSEC 2016: Suprema To Showcase BioEntry W2, BioStar TA

Suprema will be at this week’s IFSEC 2016 conference where it will demonstrate its recently announced BioEntry W2 fingerprint access control device as well as the latest version of its BioStar 2 solution: BioStar TA. The conference runs June 21 to 23, and Suprema will be manning booth E1400. “At IFSEC 2016, visitors to the…

News Roundup: Diversity in National ID

News Roundup: Diversity in National ID

Last week at FindBiometrics Border Control & National ID Month continued in our featured articles section with an examination of biometric citizen registries around the world as we counted down the days to our next webinar. The industry news was filled with smartphone fingerprint sensor integrations, access control deployments, and a spot of controversy dealing…

UK Data Hosting Company Deploys BioConnect Access Control

UK Data Hosting Company Deploys BioConnect Access Control

BioConnect‘s flagship biometric identity platform has been deployed by Netwise Hosting Ltd., a London-based data center colocation provider. The system was implemented for access control purposes. It’s a measure that Netwise Hosting sought to implement as it expanded its facilities with a new 11,000-square foot data center. The company’s business revolves around hosting increasing amounts…

Suprema’s BioEntry W2 is a Fast Reader of Fingerprints, Smart Cards

Suprema’s BioEntry W2 is a Fast Reader of Fingerprints, Smart Cards

Seoul-based Suprema has announced BioEntry W2, the latest in its line of access control solutions. BioEntry W2 revolves around fingerprint scanning, and is designed for use in a range of environments including outdoors. It features a 2GB memory allowing for the management of the identity credentials of up to 500,000 users, and its 1.2GHz quad…

Perkotek Platform Enables Biometric Attendance Tracking, Access Control

Perkotek Platform Enables Biometric Attendance Tracking, Access Control

Turkey-based Perkotek has launched a new time and attendance tracking software platform based on biometric identification. The platform revolves around fingerprint scanning, with Perkotek offering more than 40 different fingerprint reader products aimed at a range of budgets. The new software platform enables not only time and attendance tracking, but also biometric access control, with…

News Roundup: Here Come The Biometric Smart Cards

News Roundup: Here Come The Biometric Smart Cards

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Border Control & National ID Month in our featured articles section while law enforcement biometrics and smart cards with fingerprint sensors made huge headlines in the industry news. Mobile biometrics, FinTech, and physical access control rounded out our coverage in an eventful week for identity tech. Here’s a look back…

FST Biometrics’ IMID Platform Gets UK Distributor

FST Biometrics’ IMID Platform Gets UK Distributor

UK-based Genie CCTV, a company offering access control, network IP, CCTV, and related solutions, has announced that it will now offer FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) platform to its clients. The IMID platform uses a combination of voice, facial, and gait biometrics to offers passive identification of individuals. With its unique combination of convenience and security,…

Suprema Announces BioConnect Support

Suprema Announces BioConnect Support

Suprema has officially announced its support for the BioConnect Identity Platform. Effective today, the company’s biometric hardware solutions are fully compatible with BioConnect‘s flagship platform. It’s a continuation of a partnership that goes far back, with BioConnect having been Suprema’s operating partner under the name Entertech, prior to its rebrand this past March. And it’s…

News Roundup: Biometrics in Africa

News Roundup: Biometrics in Africa

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought a close to Voice Biometrics 2016 with the latest entry in our renowned expert webinar series. The identity industry had its eyes on Africa as the ID4 Africa conference took place, bringing with it major new product and project launches, and we reported on the latest news concerning biometrics…

Report Assesses Nascent LAMEA Automotive Biometric Access System Market

Report Assesses Nascent LAMEA Automotive Biometric Access System Market

A new report from KBV Research is pointing to signs of life for the automotive biometric access system market in the LAMEA region. The report’s authors suggest that the market’s prospects are somewhat limited in the region due to low awareness of the associated technologies and a lacking interest in adoption; but they highlight South…

BioConnect Partners with UK Distributor Norbain

BioConnect Partners with UK Distributor Norbain

BioConnect has partnered with a new UK distributor. Specializing in access control, IP, CCTV, and intruder detection solutions, Norbain is now offering customers multiple BioConnect products. One of those is, of course, the flagship BioConnect identity platform, which offers multi-factor authentication via technologies including fingerprint scanning. Norbain is also offering the compatible BioStation A2 and…

News Roundup: Preparing For Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World

News Roundup: Preparing For Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of voice biometrics as the clock counted down to our next featured webinar, Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World, which airs live tomorrow. Mobile biometrics made headlines in the industry news, as did border control and government ID, and we also published two expert interviews…

INTERVIEW: Yaron Zussman, CEO, FST Biometrics America

INTERVIEW: Yaron Zussman, CEO, FST Biometrics America

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Yaron Zussman, CEO of FST Biometrics America. The conversation begins with an overview of the Israel-based company and a discussion of the advantages offered by its biometric technology. FST’s flagship solution, In-Motion Identification (IMID), is a seamless multimodal identity management platform that combines face, voice, and behavioral…

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