Dubai Islamic Bank Orders Biometric Vaults

Dubai Islamic Bank Orders Biometric Vaults

An Irish records management solutions company has announced it is supplying the Dubai Islamic Bank with vaults employing biometric access control. Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM) made the announcement as the company participated in the government-sponsored Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to the UAE, KSA and Qatar.

The company’s fire rated vaults are custom-designed with the express purpose of document security. They feature advanced fire detection and suppression systems, external and internal CCTV monitors, and digitization capabilities, in addition to the aforementioned biometric security measures. In a statement, GRM said that the custom-designed vaults “are a key component of GRM’s success”, and cited “unprecedented demand” in spurring the company to develop many more. “There is a clear demand in the market from companies seeking to spread risk across various storage options and we have positioned ourselves to avail of these incredible opportunities,” said Glenbeigh Group Chairman Philip Earle.

Indeed, and just as there is growing demand for biometric access control for cabinets, vaults, safes, and the like worldwide, there seems to be a particularly strong appetite for biometric security in general in the wealthy United Arab Emirates. In addition to the deployment of iris-scanning systems at the Dubai International Airport, there have also been more applications of the technology in everyday life in the country, as in the case of the Caribou Coffee Chain, which uses a fingerprint-scanning time and attendance system for its employees.

April 20, 2015 – by Alex Perala