AnyVision has officially released its new Touchless Access Control software solution. The platform utilizes facial recognition to identify people as they approach a physical point of entry.
In that regard, Touchless Access Control will initiate the authentication process when the individual is three meters away from the door in question. That door will open as soon as that person’s identity is verified, allowing them to enter the building (or another venue) without slowing down or interacting with doorknobs, terminals, or other shared touchpoints.
Touchless Access Control offers liveness detection to prevent spoofing, and can be integrated with top access control systems and physical hardware. AnyVision kept the solution in beta for several months to optimize its matching speed and the overall onboarding experience.
“Facial recognition is a core technology for enabling frictionless, intelligent operations,” said AnyVision CEO Eylon Etshtein. “Providing contactless, controlled entry for people returning to work is a critical capability, and we have built a product that delivers a safe and seamless entry experience.”
AnyVision specifically noted that Touchless Access Control is compatible with Boon Edam’s access control portfolio. Boon Edam is a manufacturer of security products like turnstiles and revolving doors, and previously integrated AnyVision’s Abraxas technology after the two companies joined forces back in June.
“Liveness detection, along with sub-second authentication, low total cost of ownership and scalability, is what customers should be looking for in a touchless access control solution, and that’s what they get with AnyVision,” added AnyVision CMO Adam Devine.
AnyVision announced the launch of Touchless Access Control mere days after hiring Bosch’s Dieter Joecker to serve as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. The new offering should help AnyVision recover from a disagreement with Microsoft. The tech giant asked for an independent audit to examine AnyVision’s potential involvement in a mass surveillance scheme in Palestine, and ultimately decided to divest from AnyVision even though the audit did not find any evidence to support the allegations against the facial recognition specialist.
July 16, 2020 – by Eric Weiss