Germany-based Pyramid Computer, an IT solutions company and the manufacturer of more than 30,000 customized kiosks, announced its latest product, the Polytouch 32 Curve access control kiosk, capable of measuring an individual’s body temperature as a part of its biometric authentication solution.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, people all over the world have been forced to work remotely and stay away from public and private spaces like airports, schools, restaurants, stadiums and offices. As restrictions put in place slowly begin to lift and people begin the long process of returning to their normal lives, businesses will need a way to control access securely while ensuring they are doing their best to protect their customers and employees.
Pyramid is positioning the Polytouch 32 Curve as a potential solution to this problem. Using contactless thermal screening sensors — using over 1000 measuring points and capable of processing up to 700 people per hour — in combination with facial recognition and document verification software provided by ZipKey, the kiosk can help secure buildings and provide a layer of protection from the spread of COVID-19.
Zipkey’s software allows the Polytouch 32 Curve to verify and extract data from an individual’s credentials — be it a driver’s license or passport — and uses facial recognition to authenticate their identity, while being fully GDPR compliant, anonymizing the data collected and automatically deleting it based on pre-defined mechanisms.
“As we strive to take back control of our daily lives, the combination of personal identity verification with real-time body temperature measurement is the ultimate key for ensuring safe, secure public access,” said Patrick Hagemeister, International Account Director at Pyramid Computer. “Our new polytouch 32 curve – access control kiosk establishes a test barrier at the entrance to your building – it could be your contribution to helping prevent virus spread by offering more protection to employees, visitors, suppliers and the general public.”
The kiosks are also customizable, allowing for various adjustments to be made to tailor them to specific needs — the printing of badges or dispensing of RFID cards or tokens, for example — and can be connected to automatic doors, turnstiles, locks or barriers to permit access to individuals following a successful ID check and temperature test.
May 21, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis