Scotiabank’s ‘Digital Factory’ Protected by Biometrics

“And to demonstrate its commitment to innovative technology, the bank has implemented biometric access control to the Digital Factory…”

Scotiabank’s Digital Factory in Canada is now in production.Scotiabank's 'Digital Factory' Goes Into Production

The bank first announced its new initiative in October of 2015, when it explained that as part of a “digital transformation” it was establishing an innovation lab that would convene hundreds of tech experts to work on new solutions for the bank’s customers. Now, that vision has been realized in the form of a 70,000-square-foot building in Toronto, which opened its doors this week.

And to demonstrate its commitment to innovative technology, the bank has implemented biometric access control to the Digital Factory – and what’s more, it’s contactless. The system lets authorized personnel pass through access points with the wave of a hand, scanning four fingerprints simultaneously as they do so.

It’s a fitting feature, given that Scotiabank was the first bank in Canada to enable Touch ID login for its customers using the bank’s mobile app. And as Scotiabank seeks to open more such facilities in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, it’s fair to expect more such features to be implemented.

January 27, 2017 – by Alex Perala