physical access control

Biometric Security Among Features of Alibaba’s Cloud-Based Olympics Platform

Biometric Security Among Features of Alibaba’s Cloud-Based Olympics Platform

“Other applications of the platform’s AI-driven technology highlighted in Alibaba’s announcement include using immersive technology to enhance the spectator experience, leveraging deep learning to optimize athletes’ training regimens, and storing media in easily searchable cloud servers.” China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba is offering biometric security to Olympics organizers, among other things, as part of its Alibaba…

INTERVIEW: Colleen Dunlap, CEO, StoneLock

INTERVIEW: Colleen Dunlap, CEO, StoneLock

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Colleen Dunlap, CEO of StoneLock – a global facial recognition security company. The conversation begins with a brief overview of the company’s history, and why StoneLock’s near infrared facial recognition stands out in the competitive physical access market. Dunlap then speaks about the enterprise biometrics market and other…

UAE Offices Point to Strengthened Middle East Focus for Suprema

UAE Offices Point to Strengthened Middle East Focus for Suprema

Suprema has announced a regional subsidiary dedicated to the Middle Eastern market. Suprema Middle East FZCO’s offices will be located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, and it will be headed by Mohamed El Shenawy, who has been appointed Regional Sales Director. In a statement announcing the new organization, Suprema explained that it has been…

FST CTO Leads Israeli Delegation at ISO Biometrics Meeting

FST CTO Leads Israeli Delegation at ISO Biometrics Meeting

Members of the International Standards Organization are convening to discuss biometric technologies this month, and FST Biometrics will have a prominent seat at the table. The company has announced that its CTO, Shahar Belkin, is leading the Israeli delegation for The International Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37, Biometrics Committee. According to a statement from FST,…

Biometrics Among Highlights of ISC West Educational Program

Biometrics Among Highlights of ISC West Educational Program

“It’s a continuation of a trend from last autumn’s ISC East event, where biometrics was established as a new product category and garnered considerable interest.” With ISC West just a few months away, organizers have announced the security event’s education program lineup, and it looks like biometric technology will once again be a major theme…

EyeLock to Show Off Access Control, Reference Design Solutions at CES 2018

EyeLock to Show Off Access Control, Reference Design Solutions at CES 2018

EyeLock is getting ready to showcase access control solutions at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company has announced that it’s going to introduce event attendees to its nanoEXT solution, an outdoor version of its nanoNXT access control solution from a couple of years ago. Like that previous solution, nanoEXT uses iris recognition for user…

SecuGen Sensor Secures Biometric Safe

SecuGen Sensor Secures Biometric Safe

SecuGen technology is now being used in a biometric safe. Called the SafeDefend Personnel Protection System, it’s the product of collaboration between SecuGen and SafeDefend LLC. Access to the safe is controlled via a SecuGen fingerprint sensor – the SecuGen U20-SFR – and the system is designed to send a text alert to authorized administrators…

Biometrics, IoT Among New Exhibitor Categories at a Successful ISC East

Biometrics, IoT Among New Exhibitor Categories at a Successful ISC East

“Beyond this growth in scale, ISC East also featured high-profile speakers including Ray Kelly, who led the NYPD as its Commissioner during the transformative years after 9/11.” ISC East is a wrap, and organizers are celebrating another successful event. This year’s event saw 240 exhibitors – about 20 percent more than last year – and…

Suprema’s FaceStation 2 Wins Detektor Award

Suprema’s FaceStation 2 Wins Detektor Award

Suprema is once again a winner in the Detektor International Awards. This year the company has been recognized for its FaceStation 2 solution, which won the Best Product Award in the category of ID & Access Control. Launched earlier this year, FaceStation 2 is a face scanning kiosk that can perform up to 3,000 matches…

Biometric Access Control To Become Standard in Car Sharing: Fujitsu

Biometric Access Control To Become Standard in Car Sharing: Fujitsu

The utilization rate of shared cars will jump from five percent this year to over 50 percent by 2030, according to a new forecast from Fujitsu America. According to the firm’s analysis, the trend points to a shift in the car’s value proposition: Over the next several years, consumers will see it less as an…

Chatsworth Products Integrates Zwipe Access Into Data Center Security Portfolio

Chatsworth Products Integrates Zwipe Access Into Data Center Security Portfolio

Chatsworth Products (‘CPI’), a provider of security solutions for IT infrastructure, is integrating Zwipe‘s biometric access control card into its portfolio. The development means that CPI customers will be able to leverage biometric authentication via Zwipe Access cards, enabling authorized individuals to access secure areas with a simple fingerprint scan at a card reader. The…

IMID Access Control Tech Secures HQ of Iconic Canadian Transport Firm

IMID Access Control Tech Secures HQ of Iconic Canadian Transport Firm

“The technology was integrated with Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles, and in collaboration with Canadian partner Infynia Security.” An iconic Canadian company has deployed FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) system at its headquarters in Montreal. CN (or, the ‘Canadian National Railway Company’) has implemented FST’s biometric access control system at all of the access points…

BIO-key Representatives Showcase Solutions at CES Unveiled New York

BIO-key Representatives Showcase Solutions at CES Unveiled New York

BIO-key representatives are in New York City today to present the company’s latest biometric padlocks at CES Unveiled New York. It’s an invite-only event meant to offer a kind of sneak preview of the innovative technologies to be showcased at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which is held each January. BIO-key first unveiled its TouchLock…

Buzz Builds as ISC East Approaches

Buzz Builds as ISC East Approaches

Buzz continues to build for next week’s ISC East, northeastern America’s flagship security convention. There is plenty of reason for excitement, but one of the biggest factors is a keynote address scheduled for delivery from a legendary former NYPD commissioner. Ray Kelly served as the head of the force during a tumultuous time – the years…

BIO-key to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 14

BIO-key to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 14

BIO-key will publish its Q3 results after the market close on November 14th, the company has announced. The update will mark the end of an eventful period for the company. BIO-key’s fingerprint reader technology made its television debut in October when its SideTouch USB solution was showcased on the Home Shopping Network, and the company…

NEC Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure Sports Stadium in Taipei

NEC Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure Sports Stadium in Taipei

NEC‘s facial recognition technology has now been deployed at the 29th Universiade, a sports facility in Taipei, Taiwan. The system allows for near-passive authentication of stadium employees. While they are still required to scan their ID cards over a reader, their faces are scanned by NEC’s system as they approach the gate, with no need…

Biometric Vehicle Access is Only a Matter of Time

Biometric Vehicle Access is Only a Matter of Time

by Kayla Matthews Biometrics Begin Where Keys End Insert the key of your mid-80’s Ford Bronco into the door of another Bronco of the same era, and there’s a serious chance it might just turn over and grant you access. That’s not a comforting thing to know if you’re the owner of a mid-80s Bronco. …

BIO-key Brings Biometric Padlocks to the US Market

BIO-key Brings Biometric Padlocks to the US Market

BIO-key‘s TouchLock biometric padlocks are now available in the US. The company has set up its own e-commerce site for the products, and they are available through Amazon. BIO-key says that “in the coming weeks and months” the products will also arrive in “select stores” through its distribution partners, according to a statement. BIO-key first…

Ievo Fingerprint Readers Help to Secure Security Firm

Ievo Fingerprint Readers Help to Secure Security Firm

A security firm based in the UK’s West Midlands has contracted some extra security for its own surveillance center: Ievo has announced that its biometric fingerprint readers have been deployed at Cougar Monitoring’s operations center in Cradley Heath. The center is staffed around-the-clock, with Cougar Monitoring security experts scanning CCTV feeds and monitoring alarm systems…

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