physical access control

Suprema Announces CoreStation Biometric Door Controller Solution

Suprema Announces CoreStation Biometric Door Controller Solution

Suprema has announced CoreStation, its latest biometric access control solution. Calling it “an intelligent door controller”, Suprema says CoreStation can serve a user base of 500,000, and offers matching speeds of 400,000 per second. The system offers Ethernet connectivity, and also supports RS-485(ODSP) and Wiegand communications. And the system operates on Suprema’s BioStar 2 software…

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

A majority of theme park attendees want biometric authentication systems to help smooth out the verification process at their favorite destinations, says Omnico. The theme park software provider is basing its conclusion on surveys 3,470 consumers across five countries – China, Japan, Malaysia, the UK, and the US – who have visited theme parks at…

Avigilon Access Control Platform Integrates Virdi Biometric Tech

Avigilon Access Control Platform Integrates Virdi Biometric Tech

Avigilon Corporation has added biometric authentication to its Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM) platform and will show it off at the IFSEC 2017 security expo. ACM’s fingerprint authentication capability comes by way of South Korea-based Virdi, whose USB fingerprint scanner is now compatible with Avigilon’s ACM software. In a statement, the companies asserted that the…

Ievo Tech Contracted for Tyne Tunnel Refurbishment Project

Ievo Tech Contracted for Tyne Tunnel Refurbishment Project

Ievo has been contracted to provide biometric access control to construction sites situated at both ends of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels in the UK. Opened for the Festival of Britain in 1951, the tunnels run under the Tyne river and connect the towns of Howdon and Jarrow. A £6.9 million refurbishment project started in…

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics. FST’s contactless biometric technology, which leverages a combination of face and behavioral recognition, has been deployed all over the globe in a variety of verticals, most recently securing access at the HydroLife center health club in Israel. The following interview begins with talk of FST Biometrics’…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

Health Club Uses IMID Solution for Passive Member Identification

Health Club Uses IMID Solution for Passive Member Identification

“…the IMID system has been installed at HydroLife’s entrance turnstiles, automatically identifying each member as they come through.” The HydroLife Center health club in Israel has adopted FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) technology for member identification. It’s a matter of efficiency and convenience. Commenting in a statement, the HydroLife Center’s CEO, Vered Libstein, explained…

Biometric Tech Comprised 67 Percent of Digital Door Lock Market Last Year: TMR

Biometric Tech Comprised 67 Percent of Digital Door Lock Market Last Year: TMR

Biometric technology is increasingly standard fare in digital door lock systems, suggests a new publication by Transparency Market Research. The firm has released a new report looking at the overall ‘Digital Door Lock Systems Market’, in which it asserts that biometric door lock systems accounted for 67 percent of the market last year. In 2025, such…

SIA to Lend Expertise to Biometric Access Control Webinar

SIA to Lend Expertise to Biometric Access Control Webinar

With excitement building for the next entry in FindBiometrics’ renowned webinar series, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that it will join in on the expert discussion. Entitled “The Biometric Baseline: Starting the New Conversation in Physical Access Control“, the panel discussion will take as its starting point the fact that biometric technology is now…

STANLEY Security Partnership to Extend EyeLock’s Access Control Presence

STANLEY Security Partnership to Extend EyeLock’s Access Control Presence

“EyeLock has lately drawn attention to its intensive focus on technological R&D with various new patents.” EyeLock has partnered with STANLEY Security to bring its iris recognition technology to more access control applications. In a statement announcing the partnership, EyeLock emphasized its new partner’s prominence in the industry, calling STANLEY Security “one of the world’s…

News Roundup: Industry Accolades and Fighting Fraud

News Roundup: Industry Accolades and Fighting Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics our month long investigation into Physical Access Biometrics continued as facial recognition, anti-fraud technology, and industry accolades filled out the headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Physical Access Biometrics May is Physical Access Biometrics Month and last week that had us taking…

Smart Suitcase Offers New Use Case for NEXT Biometrics Tech

Smart Suitcase Offers New Use Case for NEXT Biometrics Tech

NEXT Biometrics technology has found its way into something of a novel use case, with a client having integrated a fingerprint sensor into a smart suitcase. In a statement announcing the integration, NEXT Biometrics did not name the client and product in question, but did offer several details about the suitcase. Describing it as “packed with…

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…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

When it comes to physical access biometrics, few things are more important than maintaining a balance between security and convenience. As biometrics become more pervasive as a physical security mechanism, contactless biometrics have gained a great deal of traction, offering the highest levels of user convenience without compromising the considerably strong security brought to the table…

News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we opened the door on Physical Access Biometrics Month with a webinar announcement and a primer on the topic, while fingerprints made headlines with smartphone integrations and more. The industry news was filled with company expansions and acquisitions, reports on everyday biometrics, and big FinTech stories. Take a look back on last week’s top…

Your Boss Might Splurge on Biometrics Sooner Than You Think

Your Boss Might Splurge on Biometrics Sooner Than You Think

by Kayla Matthews Biometrics may seem like a thing of the future, but for some companies, the future is now. This shouldn’t be a surprise. The point of a business is to make as much money as possible while also keeping costs low. Biometrics can do just that by helping business owners track their employees…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Primer

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Primer

May is Physical Access Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the biometry and strong authentication technologies locking our doors, protecting some of the most valuable spaces in the world. To start things off on the right foot, we have put together a primer designed to give you a…

FST Biometrics Celebrates ISC West Wins

FST Biometrics Celebrates ISC West Wins

FST Biometrics is celebrating a big win at this year’s ISC West security conference. Its IMID Access 4.0 platform was recognized in the 2017 SIA New Product Showcase, winning the award for Best User Authentication, Identification, Credentialling and Management Product; and it won in the Access Control – Biometrics category of Security Today’s Govies awards.…

News Roundup: A Week for Behavioral Biometrics, Fingerprints & Anti-Spoofing

News Roundup: A Week for Behavioral Biometrics, Fingerprints & Anti-Spoofing

Last week at FindBiometrics Behavioral Biometrics Month continued as we examined the anti-malware applications of the burgeoning modality. Fingerprints and facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry news, while the headlines were rounded out with stories about national ID, border control, and anti-spoofing innovation. Here is a look back on last week’s top…

Look and Listen: Check Out Our ISC West 2017 Highlights

Look and Listen: Check Out Our ISC West 2017 Highlights

We’re back from the ISC West conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, where we were bringing your live reporting straight from the industry-leading physical access control event. As biometrics and identity management technologies are coming further into the cultural mainstream, adapting and evolving with new innovations in connectivity and mobility, the technology is starting to…

News Roundup: Biometrics Boom at ISC West 2017

News Roundup: Biometrics Boom at ISC West 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics we reported our ISC West 2017 coverage right from the exhibition floor where we interviewed the big names in biometric access control. Behavioral Biometrics Month kicked off with a primer as we announced the expert panel for our upcoming webinar. And the industry news was otherwise filled with fingerprints, border control,…

Biometrics Buzz Continues Through Day Two of ISC West

Biometrics Buzz Continues Through Day Two of ISC West

The buzz kept building through day two of this year’s ISC West security expo in Las Vegas. The day started with the Security 5K Run / 2K Walk, an event in support of the Mission 500 child and family support charity. The event raised $125,000, which probably went some way in energizing ISC West attendees,…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Suprema’s Hanchul Kim [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Suprema’s Hanchul Kim [AUDIO]

This week FindBiometrics is reporting from the exhibition floor of ISC West. Suprema, Inc. is in attendance, as usual, premiering its new facial recognition solution, FaceStation 2—an impressive piece of physical access technology that can perform 1:3,000 matches per second. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill stopped by the Suprema/BioConnect joint booth (#22075) and interviewed Hanchul Kim, Managing…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Arie Melamed Yekel, CMO, FST Biometrics [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Arie Melamed Yekel, CMO, FST Biometrics [AUDIO]

Biometrics are booming at ISC West in Las Vegas this week and FindBiometrics is there on the exhibition floor. Today, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill stopped by the FST Biometrics booth, where the contactless biometrics company is showcasing the latest upgrade to its In Motion Identification (IMID) access control platform—a frictionless security solution that identifies individuals based…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Mohammed Murad, Iris ID [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Mohammed Murad, Iris ID [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for ISC West where biometrics are booming. Paying a visit to the Iris ID booth (#3083), FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill interviewed Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Iris ID. The discussion begins with a rundown of the new product innovations Iris ID is showing off at this year’s conference, including a new self-service…

ISC West Opens with a Bang – and Booming Biometrics

ISC West Opens with a Bang – and Booming Biometrics

ISC West opened with a bang yesterday. Boom! Percussion kicked things off with a performance on the main stage, and the show floor opened with the fire of confetti cannons. From there, attendees flooded the new Unmanned Security Expo, and the Connected Security Expo, where FBI Cyber Security Section Chief Philip Celestini outlined the vulnerabilities…

ISC West 2017: Interview With MorphoTrak’s Gary Jones [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview With MorphoTrak’s Gary Jones [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas this week reporting live from ISC West. Today, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill visited the MorphoTrak booth (#7097) and spoke with Gary Jones, MorphoTrak’s Business Unit Director, Biometric Access & Time Solutions. The conversation begins on the topic of the brand new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme, and some of the impressive durability and strength tests it…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for the ISC West 2017 conference and exhibition. Today FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill stopped by the Princeton Identity booth (#7079) for a brief interview with company CEO Mark Clifton. Princeton Identity is attending the show in the wake of some major releases—its iris recognition technology is featured on Samsung’s recently…

ISC West: Princeton Identity Announces IOM Access200 Access Control Solution

ISC West: Princeton Identity Announces IOM Access200 Access Control Solution

Princeton Identity has announced its first standalone product as an independent company. Called the IOM Access200, it’s a face and iris scanning unit aimed at access control applications. The company plans to showcase the IOM Access200 at this week’s ISC West security expo in Las Vegas, where it will be demonstrating the solution in booth #7079.…

New EyeLock Iris Scanner Designed for Rugged Deployments

New EyeLock Iris Scanner Designed for Rugged Deployments

EyeLock LLC has announced a new iris scanning solution designed for rugged outdoor deployments. Called the Nano EXT, the device offers IP-67 water and dust resistance, IK10 impact protection, and a design compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. It can scan users from a distance of 19-24 inches, and is designed to automatically adjust…

Upgraded IMID Platform Can Operate in Low Light, Uses Deep Learning Algorithms

Upgraded IMID Platform Can Operate in Low Light, Uses Deep Learning Algorithms

FST Biometrics has upgraded its multimodal biometric identification platform and plans to show it off at next week’s ISC West security expo. Already deployed in a range of environments, FST’s In Motion Identification, or IMID, platform combines multiple biometric modalities to passively identify registered individuals, including facial recognition and physical behavioral biometrics (including gait recognition),…

Ievo-Keytracker Collaboration Brings Biometrics to Key Management

Ievo-Keytracker Collaboration Brings Biometrics to Key Management

UK-based biometric access control specialist Ievo has teamed up with key management solutions provider Keytracker Ltd. to offer the Restricted Key Access System. The system is designed to secure physical keys with Ievo’s biometric access control technology, which is based on fingerprint recognition. Aimed primarily at the healthcare and construction industries, the system ensures that…

IP Security Platform Integrates IMID Biometrics

IP Security Platform Integrates IMID Biometrics

FST Biometrics has teamed up with Genetec to bring its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology to the Genetec Security Center. Combining facial recognition with behavioral biometrics, FST’s IMID solution has seen numerous access control deployments, allowing for the passive authentication of individuals as they approach entry points. The Genetec Security Center, meanwhile, is an IP…

IMID Integrated Into Symmetry Access Control Platform

IMID Integrated Into Symmetry Access Control Platform

FST Biometrics‘ IMID biometric identification system has been integrated into AMAG’s Symmetry access control platform. The move could significantly extend the market presence of IMID, which uses a combination of facial recognition and behavioral biometrics to automatically identify subjects. In a statement announcing the integration, FST asserted that AMAG’s Symmetry solution is FICAM, FIPS-201, and…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

February is Healthcare Month at FindBiometrics. Last week we started our focused coverage with a primer on this month-long topic, and it became clear that the most visible area of application for biometrics in the health space is patient ID and electronic health records. But biometrics do have uses beyond properly managing patients, cutting down…

Pacific Palisades Private Club Embraces IMID Access Control

Pacific Palisades Private Club Embraces IMID Access Control

FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) access control system has been deployed at Bel-Air Bay Club, a private beach club in California’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. The IMID system—which automatically identifies individuals based on an innovative combination of facial recognition and behavioral biometrics, including gait recognition—has been integrated with the Bel-Air Bay Club’s own membership management system,…

Biometric Pill Dispenser Could Curb Substance Abuse

Biometric Pill Dispenser Could Curb Substance Abuse

MAP Health Management has teamed up with Intent Solutions to bring the latter’s biometric medication dispenser into the former’s substance abuse solutions portfolio. The device is called the TAD (for “Take As Directed“), and is designed to only dispense a given pill after a biometric scan from a registered user, using a built-in fingerprint sensor. It…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

Scotiabank’s ‘Digital Factory’ Protected by Biometrics

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. 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…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

DualLock Combines Biometrics and Card-Based Access Control

DualLock Combines Biometrics and Card-Based Access Control

“The solution was developed in collaboration with Digitus Biometrics, and represents a logical evolution from the BioLock biometric locking solution announced by EMKA back in 2014.” UK-based locking systems developer EMKA has announced a new solution called DualLock. The device is designed to protect IT infrastructure by securely locking equipment like server racks. To that…

CMITech Showcases Iris Scanner at Intersec 2017

CMITech Showcases Iris Scanner at Intersec 2017

“The solution was first announced early in 2016, with CMITech rolling it out in Europe through regional distributor UMANICK.” CMITech plans to show off its most recent iris scanning solution at next week’s Intersec 2017 conference in Dubai, where the company will be occupying booth SA G37. Called the EF-45, it’s a biometric terminal featuring…

MorphoTrust Expands Biometric Screening Program Beyond Air Travel

MorphoTrust Expands Biometric Screening Program Beyond Air Travel

“Dubbed Fast Pass by IdentoGO, the expanded solution has the same basis, requiring the registration of fingerprints and other data ahead of time, but now enables faster security screening at participating event venues.” MorphoTrust is expanding its TSA Pre-Check biometric pre-screening system to concerts and other entertainment venues, the company has announced. The system has long…

Fingerprint-Scanning Padlock Represents a Growing Niche in Biometrics Market

Fingerprint-Scanning Padlock Represents a Growing Niche in Biometrics Market

An LA-based startup is working to further usher biometric technology into everyday life with a new biometric padlock called the BenjiLock. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: A standard-looking padlock, with an embedded fingerprint scanner. It’s rechargeable, comes in a variety of colors, and is also compatible with a key in the event of an…

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

BIO-key Aims to Wow With Biometric Padlocks at CES 2017

“…BIO-key is signalling that it will place a particular focus on its “most exciting announcement” – biometric padlocks.” BIO-key is gearing up for this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, promising in a new blog post to show off “biometric technology products that make customers say ‘Wow’ and ‘How did I live without this?’” Those…

Partnership Combines Secure Entrance Solutions with Biometric Access Control

Partnership Combines Secure Entrance Solutions with Biometric Access Control

Israel-based IdentyTech has teamed up with Boon Edam to bring the latter’s secure entrance solutions to its biometric access control portfolio. The integration will combine IdentyTech’s fingerprint, facial, and palm vein recognition identification technologies with Boon Edam’s anti-tailgating turnstile and revolving door solutions to offer customer even more secure access control options. In a statement…

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a featured look back on the big mobile and financial market events of 2016, and the major presence biometrics played in all of them. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with fingerprints, connected cars, enterprise applications, and upgrades. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global…

HID PIV Solution Offers Single Credential for IT, Physical Access Control

HID PIV Solution Offers Single Credential for IT, Physical Access Control

HID Global has announced a new end-to-end identity access management solution aimed at letting organizations use just one credential to access both physical facilities and data. It’s called HID PIV. The solution is primarily aimed at the government sector, but also has applications in other regulated industries including healthcare, banking and transportation. It operates primarily…

Retirement Home Gets Iris Access Control Care of Princeton Identity

Retirement Home Gets Iris Access Control Care of Princeton Identity

Princeton Identity has brought iris-based access control to a retirement home in Pennsylvania. The facility is called Brevillier Village, and is located in the city of Erie. It was having some issues with its previous keypad-based access control system, which some residents were having trouble using. And while staff were already using a biometric time and attendance…

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