Today, biometrics and ID solutions company Suprema announced that it has received product certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
“It is very meaningful to receive the first BIS registration grant in the access control and time attendance market and industry,” said Young S. Moon, vice president of Suprema Inc. “As demand for our products has been steadily increasing in the Indian market, we have endeavored to comply with these strict and critical procedures in the shortest order. Suprema hopes that the prompt application and certification will accelerate our business in the marketplace.”
The certification is integral to Suprema’s local partnership with A-ID Systems, since prior to import, distribution or sales, a company must have at least 15 electronic and IT products that comply with Indian safety standards. This stipulation is found under the Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order as issued by the Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
According to Suprema’s announcement, it is the first to receive BIS certification in biometric access control and time time attendance, a distinction it shares with A-ID Systems.
Sandeep Shetty, CEO of A-ID Systems India comments: “BIS Certification is a great milestone for us to offer quality solutions to our customers by eliminating cheap and harmful products from our market.”
Suprema’s interest in the Indian biometric access and time attendance market almost speaks for itself. According to the company’s own market research, the access control portion of the Indian electronic security system industry is around 24 percent, with a market size reaching USD 120 million and a projection of 25 percent CAGR. These statistics rank access control market as the second largest in the nation, behind the CCTV industry.
Recently, Suprema was featured in Physical Access Control Month presented by findBIOMETRICS. Along with ENTERTECH SYSTEMS (its operating partner in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland), Suprema is going a long way in breaking down the barriers traditionally associated with biometric access control adoption.