Princeton Identity has added a temperature sensor to its IOM Access200 line of products. The contactless Access200 line is designed for physical access control, utilizing iris recognition to verify the identities of people trying to enter a restricted area.
The new temperature sensor will allow the Access200 to take someone’s temperature during the authentication process. The system will deny access to anyone who cannot be identified, or to anyone running a fever. The feature is intended to improve security while slowing the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases, thereby enabling the safe return to offices and other venues.
“There is a pent-up demand for effective detection of potentially infected individuals that drove us to expand our touchless solution,” said Princeton Identity CEO Bobby Varma. “As people return to work or school across various segments, we see the need to offer a touchless temperature screen to our family of products.”
“The temperature module has been incorporated completely into our Access200 software so users can easily turn-on this new application like any other feature within this product family,” added Princeton Engineering VP Sean Singer.
The news makes Princeton Identity the latest company to turn to thermal screening as a COVID-19 countermeasure. EyeLock added temperature detection to its new nano iXT iris scanner, while companies like CyberLink have paired temperature detection with facial recognition.
Princeton previously released its IOM Access600e terminal, with face and iris recognition capabilities, in March of 2019.
August 18, 2020 – by Eric Weiss