Physical Access Month: The Roundup

Physical Access Month has come to an end here at FindBiometrics. April’s featured theme was a big one – a five week examination of biometric physical access control. All month we brought you news, featured articles and exhibition coverage dealing with physical access control, all of which culminated in an exclusive webinar event.

Here is a look back on all the things that had us talking about physical access in April.

Balancing Convenience and Security

rp_SRI-Biometrics-300x250v4_20152.gifApril’s main event was “Balancing Security and Convenience in Biometric Access Control” – an exclusive webinar panel with guest experts Gary Jones, Director of Biometric Access and Time Solutions Business Unit – MorphoTrak (Safran), and Mark Clifton,  President of the Products and Solutions Division – SRI International.

If you were unable to attend the dynamic biometric physical access discussion, the recording can be found below.

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

ISC West 2015

ISC West Entrance 2015April is all about physical access for more reasons than our featured content schedule, the month is also when the ISC West security conference and exhibition is held in Las Vegas. FindBiometrics was there, bringing you coverage from the exhibition floor. Below you will find the biggest ISC West biometrics industry news items as well as exclusive video featuring the conference’s big biometric players.

ISC West 2015: Video Playlist

ISC West 2015: Herta and Wavestore Demo Facial Recognition

ISC West 2015: Morpho Unveils MorphoWave

ISC West 2015: MorphoWave Named Best New Product

ISC West 2015: SRI To Debut Residential Biometrics

ISC West 2015: SIA Recognizes SRI’s Biometrics

ISC West 2015: HID Global Teams Up with Mission 500

SIA Awards Zwipe

IMID Mobile Wins Acclaim at ISC West

FST Announces New Products For ISC West

Modalities and Mobility

Mobile BiometricsIn the featured articles section this month, we kicked things off with a primer on physical access control, looked a little deeper into the four major biometric modalities in the market, and examined how mobility is changing strong authentication based security. Follow the links below to see how the conversation of physical access month developed throughout April.

Physical Access Month: The Primer

Physical Access Month: Four Major Modalities

Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Accessible News

Biometric Access ControlAs usual, our month-long focus proved to be an active topic in the identity management industry as a whole. Outside of ISC West and our featured focus, the headlines were filled with biometric security news. Alliances were joined, new products were unveiled and market research continued to surface, painting a rosy picture of the future for physical access control and biometric technology.

Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance

ZKAccess Becomes An Independent Company

EnterTech Signs New UK Distributor

Suprema Announces Major New Integration With Genetec

Iris ID Joins Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program

FST Biometrics Tech To Bolster Brazilian Security Firm

BioStation 2 Can Match 20,000 Fingerprints Per Second

BioConnect 3.0 Integrated Into AXIS Access Control System

Dubai Islamic Bank Orders Biometric Vaults

Gov’t Interest Drives Saudi Arabia Access Control Market

ZKAccess Launches Plug-and-Play Biometric Door Lock


Thank you for joining us throughout April as we explored biometric physical access control. Follow us on Twitter and keep the conversation going by using the hashtag #FBPhysicalAccess.

Physical Access Month is made possible thanks to our sponsors, Morpho (Safran) and SRI International.

April 29, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter