Avigilon Corporation has added biometric authentication to its Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM) platform and will show it off at the IFSEC 2017 security expo.
ACM’s fingerprint authentication capability comes by way of South Korea-based Virdi, whose USB fingerprint scanner is now compatible with Avigilon’s ACM software. In a statement, the companies asserted that the solution features a liveness detection capability based on “human capacitance, infrared light and advanced algorithms”.
Commenting on the integration, Avigilon COO James Henderson said the biometric capability “opens up more options for our customers,” offering “an added layer of security for accurate and fast identity recognition in high security environments.” Virdi Managing Director Cory Bellamy, meanwhile, pointed to a larger trend, asserting that “[b]iometric access control is a rapidly growing requirement for securing facilities.”
Avigilon will offer live demonstrations of the technology at IFSEC, which runs from June 20th to 22nd in London. The companies say ACM’s fingerprint scanning feature will be available starting in Q3 of this year.
June 8, 2017 – by Alex Perala