Access Control

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock has joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) and received factory certification from the access control specialist. The developments mean that EyeLock’s iris-based biometric authentication technology is now ready for integration into Lenel’s OnGuard access control platform. In a statement, EyeLock Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Anthony Antolino called the Lenel factory certification…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics. Favre joined NEXT as its new CEO in February, and the following interview discusses her reasons for joining the Norwegian fingerprint sensor company. The discussion reveals her priorities for the company in 2017, specifically concerning the burgeoning biometric smart cards market. Conversation then turns to…

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Iris ID

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Iris ID. The conversation begins with talk of Iris ID’s presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and how iris recognition is gaining a great deal of momentum in mobility, finance, and other popular markets. Talk then turns…

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

BioConnect Tackles Mobile Security in the Enterprise

BioConnect Tackles Mobile Security in the Enterprise

As mobile devices play an increasingly prominent role in the enterprise, BioConnect is working on solving the issue of security. In a new blog post, the company asserts that it’s working with major access control solutions providers like AMAG Technology – which BioConnect has worked with before, back when it was operating as Entertech Systems…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for our first expert webinar of 2017, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, scheduled for this Wednesday, as facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry headlines. Border control was in the news too, along with financial biometrics, as stories had us talking about identity tech…

Icelandic Gym Chain Introduces Iris-Based Access Control

Icelandic Gym Chain Introduces Iris-Based Access Control

“The system is being used to manage the gym’s 40,000 members’ access to facilities, from the main entrance to VIP areas.” A major gym chain in Iceland is now using iris scanning for access control. The technology comes by way of Iris ID, whose IrisAccess iCAM7000 system has been deployed across 12 World Class Iceland…

EyeLock Iris Scanner Integrated Into AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control Platform

EyeLock Iris Scanner Integrated Into AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control Platform

EyeLock LLC has teamed up with a new software partner. It’s now part of security solutions provider AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. What that means more specifically is that EyeLock’s nano NXT iris scanner is now compatible with AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control platform, allowing for single or two-factor authentication via the EyeLock Identity Suite.…

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi has discontinued its Nymi Band Developer Kit and replaced it with the Early Access Program (EAP) for its device’s commercial release. The company’s wristband wearable device is designed to measure a user’s cardiac biometrics for authentication, since those pulse patterns can offer a profile unique to each user. The company has advertised the product’s…

Face Forensics’ Access Control System Links Face Biometrics to ID Cards

Face Forensics’ Access Control System Links Face Biometrics to ID Cards

Vancouver-based biometric solutions provider Face Forensics has issued a new version of its F2 facial recognition platform. It’s an access control system that combines smart cards with biometrics for enhanced security. A user’s facial biometric profile is attached to her ID card; when the user scans or swipes the card through a building entrance’s card…

ICAM Solutions Provider Cites Rise of Biometric IDs in New Partnership

ICAM Solutions Provider Cites Rise of Biometric IDs in New Partnership

“Biometric systems are considered to be the most efficient method in the world when it comes to access controls, identification and authentication, and applications for e-passports and identity cards, and help combat identity fraud.” – GET Group NA Managing Director Alex Kambanis Identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) solutions provider GET Group North America has become…

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Arie Melamed, CMO of FST Biometrics, ahead of next week’s ASIS conference—held September 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. The conversation with Melamed begins with an examination of the recent growth experienced by FST and an overview of its flagship biometric system, IMID (In Motion Identification). IMID is multimodal, convenient, and…

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

“The Natural Security mobile app is currently being rolled out in the US at San Jose State University and in France through the Lille-based Envies de Saison fast-food chain, and the Natural Security Alliance says more partnerships are in the pipeline…” The Natural Security Alliance has launched its Natural Security mobile app on iOS and…

Tyco Focuses on Iris Biometrics with EyeLock Partnership

Tyco Focuses on Iris Biometrics with EyeLock Partnership

Tyco Integrated Security has announced a new partnership with EyeLock LLC, which will see the latter’s iris scanning biometric identification technology offered to Tyco’s customers. Tyco hasn’t yet elaborated on the specific platform through which EyeLock’s technology will be delivered to its clients, but in a statement announcing the partnership the company referred to its…

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Evidence is mounting that the next MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch bar and Touch ID biometric authentication. 9to5Mac reports that a “source who has provided reliable information in the past” has confirmed recent rumors that the features will arrive on the new laptop, which is expected to launch this fall. The source also reportedly…

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

After its participation in last week’s ISC West security event, BioConnect is highlighting a few major trends that its team uncovered. One is the desire for a single, standardized platform. Showcasing its flagship BioConnect v3.6 identity management platform, the company says on its blog that it found a “very receptive” audience to the idea of…

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

Biometrics and security specialist Suprema has unveiled its BioStation L2 fingerprint scanning terminal. It’s aimed at the enterprise access control and time and attendance tracking markets, and it features some impressive specifications under the hood. BioStation L2 has a 1.2GHz quad core processor, which Suprema calls “the most powerful processor on the market today,” and…

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

With a new agreement, South Korea-based VIRDI has integrated its biometric access control solution into HIKVISION’s video surveillance platform. The new solution leverages VIRDI’s biometric technology to bring multimodal authentication to the HIKVISION iVMS-5200P video management system, allowing for a combination of fingerprint scanning, facial recognition, card reading, and mobile-based authentication. The solution is aimed…

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

The global biometric access control market is in for steady growth over the next couple of years, according to a new report from TechNavio. The market research firm predicts a CAGR of 18 percent for the market between 2015 and 2019. According to TechNavio’s calculations, the should bring the market to a valuation of over $12…

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