biometric access control

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

As it continues to expand the applications of its biometric technology beyond the mobile sector, Fingerprint Cards has announced two new capacitive fingerprint sensors designed specifically for access control. Dubbed the FPC1020 and the FPC1024, the sensors are compact and water resistant, Fingerprint Cards says. Perhaps more importantly, they sport low power consumption, further enhancing…

Hampton Introduces Biometric Smart Locks at CES 2020

Hampton Introduces Biometric Smart Locks at CES 2020

Security hardware company Hampton Products unveiled its new lineup of smart locks at CES in Las Vegas this week, including the BenjiLock by Hampton, which is biometrics-enabled. Users can choose between the BenjiLock Via — which comes in both internet connected and non-connected formats — or the BenjiLock Luca, a non-connected version which is more…

Precise Licenses Innovatrics Facial Recognition Tech

Precise Licenses Innovatrics Facial Recognition Tech

Precise Biometrics has integrated facial recognition into its YOUNiQ access control platform through a new partnership with Innovatrics. The arrangement is part of Precise’s ongoing efforts to expand beyond fingerprint recognition and offer security solutions with full multimodal utility. To that end, Precise will pay Innovatrics an annual licensing fee to deploy its passive facial…

Osaka Subway Operator Trials Biometric eGates

Osaka Subway Operator Trials Biometric eGates

“Osaka Metro officials’ goal is to bring these biometric eGates to all train stations by 2024, in time for the 2025 World Expo, which is slated to take place in the city.” Osaka Metro Co., the operator of the city’s subway system, has begun trialling biometric eGates. The automated eGates operate based on facial recognition,…

ABI Expects Public Security Demands to Drive Biometric Hardware Market

ABI Expects Public Security Demands to Drive Biometric Hardware Market

ABI Research is predicting that the demand for better security solutions will drive the market for biometric hardware to $19 billion by 2024. The firm expects Body-Worn Cameras (BWC), surveillance cameras, and access control technology to display the most growth over that time period, with much of that revenue coming from the public sector. Law…

BioConnect Opens New Biometric Innovation Hub

BioConnect Opens New Biometric Innovation Hub

The Toronto-based biometric security specialist BioConnect has officially opened its BioConnect Labs innovation hub. BioConnect Labs will be focused primarily on R&D, and will work to develop new biometric security solutions for digital and physical spaces. The lab itself is a collaborative initiative with public and private support, including a $3.9 million investment from FedDev…

BioSec Unveils Residential Palm Vein Security System

BioSec Unveils Residential Palm Vein Security System

BioSec has released a residential version of its BS GateKeeper biometric access control platform. The solution is geared towards apartment buildings and other multi-unit residences, and will allow people to sign into the building with only a palm vein recognition scan. “By using our biometric access control solution, residents do not have to rely on…

Precise Biometrics’ YOUNiQ Platform Gets Passive Liveness Detection

Precise Biometrics’ YOUNiQ Platform Gets Passive Liveness Detection

“… the company explained that YOUNiQ now features passive liveness detection, meaning it can detect whether an authorized user is indeed physically present during a scan…” Precise Biometrics has added liveness detection to its YOUNiQ biometric platform, the company has announced. First announced earlier this year, the YOUNiQ platform represents Precise Biometrics’ expansion beyond the…

IDEX Biometrics Secures $9.9M Through Private Placement

IDEX Biometrics Secures $9.9M Through Private Placement

IDEX Biometrics has obtained subscriptions for 120 million new shares in a private placement, the company has announced. The shares were priced at NOK 0.75 each, allowing the company to raise NOK 90.0 million, or about $9.9 million USD, in total. In pursuing the private placement, IDEX’s Board of Directors decided to waive existing shareholders’…

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly update, which suggests the company is on solid footing. Net sales for the third quarter of 2019 came in at about SEK 27.5 million, compared to net sales of SEK 16.8 million in Q3 of 2018. And Precise Biometrics is back in black with respect to its operating…

Biometric and Surveillance Tech Fuels $34.3 Billion Security Product Market

Biometric and Surveillance Tech Fuels $34.3 Billion Security Product Market

Memoori is predicting that global sales for physical security products will hit $34.3 billion in 2019. The figure represents an increase of 8.5 percent, and comes courtesy of a new report that examines the prospects for Access Control, Intruder Alarm and Video Surveillance technology in the next five years. According to Memoori, video surveillance accounts…

DongWoon ID Cards Secured by IDEX Biometrics

DongWoon ID Cards Secured by IDEX Biometrics

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

Ipsidy Extends App Support to iOS 13 and Android Devices

Ipsidy Extends App Support to iOS 13 and Android Devices

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Ipsidy is bringing its portfolio of mobile biometric identity solutions to the latest iOS and Android devices. The company has announced that its applications now support both Android and iOS 13, with NFC capabilities to streamline data collection and authentication. Ipsidy’s product line currently includes its flagship Proof identity solution,…

V2verify Enters Dreamit SecureTech Accelerator

V2verify Enters Dreamit SecureTech Accelerator

Biometrics News – Voice Recognition The Omaha-based voice biometrics specialist V2verify has revealed that it will be a member of Dreamit’s Fall 2019 SecureTech Cohort. The Dreamit accelerator has already backed more than 320 startups, and was set up to assist companies that are working to solve tech problems in a range of different industries.…

CLEAR Provides Access Control for University of Texas Football Stadium

CLEAR Provides Access Control for University of Texas Football Stadium

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition CLEAR has partnered with the University of Texas to introduce biometric screening at the University’s Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. The company will be operating enrollment pods at Gate 25, though anyone interested can begin the process online before heading to the stadium. Once students are enrolled, they…

IDEX Biometrics Gearing Up to Fulfill Massive Fingerprint Tech Order

IDEX Biometrics Gearing Up to Fulfill Massive Fingerprint Tech Order

“Its biometric technology will be leveraged in a biometric access control security solution, and to that end, IDEX is delivering its sensors ‘to one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing service companies in order to qualify their manufacturing process,’” IDEX Biometrics is gearing up for the fulfillment of a multi-year, multi-million dollar order for its…

NEXT Releases Two New Access Control Modules

NEXT Releases Two New Access Control Modules

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition – Access Control NEXT Biometrics is expanding its portfolio with two new fingerprint sensor modules designed for access control. Both the One Touch Access 110 and 115 have a large sensor area and are built with NEXT’s Active Thermal tech, though the 115 is a bit more rugged and is…

Taiwan Public Bank Deploys Kneron Face Recognition Tech

A public bank in Taiwan is upgrading its security capabilities with edge AI facial recognition technology from Kneron. The agreement came about thanks to Kneron’s arrangement with its systems integration partner, Tung-I Information Service (TIIS). The deal specifically concerns Kneron’s Facial Recognition Solution, which will be deployed for attendance management and access control at the…

Access Control Company Places Order for NEXT Fingerprint Sensors

Access Control Company Places Order for NEXT Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has received a substantial purchase order worth roughly $100,000. The order concerns fingerprint sensor modules that NEXT expects to deliver in the fourth quarter of 2019 and into 2020. The announcement did not reveal which company placed the order, but did disclose that it came from an existing NEXT customer that planned to…

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