IDEMIA has installed contactless MorphoWave Compact scanners at a pair of office buildings in Australia. The fingerprint scanners are now being used for access control at the 100 Mount Street building in North Sydney and the Gateway building at Sydney’s Circular Quay.
Both buildings are managed by the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund. 100 Mount Street was the first to get the MorphoWave scanner, though the Gateway deployment is more comprehensive, making Gateway the first office building in Australia with a fully integrated touchless entry system. The deployment consists of more than 30 MorphoWave units, located at entrances and in parking lots throughout the property.
The MorphoWave Compact is a four-fingerprint 3D scanner that reads the user’s fingerprints when they are waved over the device. The solution is more hygienic than contact-based fingerprint readers, and can also replace more traditional access cards. The MorphoWave is designed for indoor and outdoor locations, and can scan as many as 50 people per minute.
“This touchless entry technology is enabling us to deliver a safe, secure and seamless experience for our customers,” said Dexus CIO Mark Hansen.
“Demand for contactless technology has risen as organisations look for ways to manage high-traffic environments,” added IDEMIA Asia Pacific Biometric Devices Head Rocky Chow. “Our MorphoWave Compact has become the benchmark for frictionless access in some of the most high-security buildings in the world.”
The MorphoWave offers liveness detection, and can be used in conjunction with a blacklist of banned users for additional security. The device has performed extremely well in NIST testing.
The Australia deployments build on IDEMIA’s prior success in the APAC region. The MorphoWave Compact was trialed at a Japanese soccer stadium earlier this year, and has since been installed at the Digital Garage and at IDEMIA’s new local head offices in Tokyo.
October 8, 2020 – by Eric Weiss