Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Roundup

It’s time to close the door on Physical Access & Enterprise Month (if you’ll forgive the pun). Throughout April we have been focusing on physical access control and biometric enterprise solutions, applications, events, and innovations. Today we are going to take a look back on the festivities and all the ways that our featured topic manifested itself in the news and our rich featured content.

The Featured Articles

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The RoundupOur featured articles section was all about the current state of physical access control and workplace biometrics. Starting off in week one with a primer on the topic, we went on to explore the hidden benefits of deploying biometrics in your business—from accountability and administrative efficiency to workplace safety, biometrics can offer more than just security to enterprises of all sizes. Finally, we took an inventory of the many biometric modalities that are currently at play in the physical access control and enterprise arena, making the industry an incredibly diverse vertical that is flexible enough to serve even the most obscure niche business.

Take a look back on April’s featured articles:

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Primer

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: 3 Hidden Benefits to Biometrics in the Workplace

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: Truly Diverse Security

The Physical Access & Enterprise Webinar

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The RoundupIn week three of Physical Access & Enterprise Month, we brought together our panel of industry experts—Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence; Rob Douglas, CEO and Founder, BioConnect; and Larry Reed, CEO ZKAccess—to participate in the latest entry of our renowned webinar series, hosted by FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill. The conversation starts with Acuity’s latest research on the physical access and enterprise markets before diving into a lively discussion on the workplace-centric roles played by multimodality, mobility, Internet of Things and more.

WEBINAR: Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow

The ISC West Coverage

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The RoundupISC West 2016 was held in Las Vegas this month and FindBiometrics had an editor in the field: Darrell Geusz. We had reporting from the exhibition floor while some major announcements and product launches came out of the conference, which itself has a reputation of setting the stage for the rest of the year’s discussions surrounding physical access control technology. Take a look through the links below to see some of the tops stories out of ISC West this year:

ISC West 2016: Biometric Solution Secures New Product Award

Connected Security Expo, ISC West: Your Mobile Device as Your Identity

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

ISC West: SRI IOM Access Control Tablet Now Compatible with Galaxy Control Systems Platform

ISC West: MicroStrategy’s Usher Offers Built-In Compatibility with Access Control Platforms

ISC West: New EyeLock Portable Template System Brings Iris Biometrics to Smart Cards

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

ISC West: SoloInsight Integrates PalmSecure Tech Into CloudGate

The News As Usual

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The RoundupOutside of Las Vegas and our featured articles section, physical access and enterprise biometrics tech was still making headlines. Mobile enterprise solutions with integrated biometric functionality, a major physical access control deployment from CLEAR, an upgrade to Cognitec’s access solution, and a new distribution partnership for BIO-key that positions it to better serve enterprise and government customers in the MENA region—these all took the spotlight in our industry news section. Here’s how physical access and enterprise focused biometrics made the news in April outside of ISC West:

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

Cognitec Upgrades FaceVACS-Entry

Marlins Park Gets CLEAR Biometric Express Lanes

Kiteworks Enterprise Data Security Platform Supports Touch ID

BIO-key Pursues Opportunities in MENA with New Partnership


Thank you for joining us  throughout April as we examined physical access and enterprise biometrics. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay on top of all the most important identity management news and features.

Physical Access & Enterprise Month is made possible by our sponsors: BioConnect and ZKAccess.

April 27, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter