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Biometric Authentication Coming To South African Housing Project

Biometric Authentication Coming To South African Housing Project

The South African government is working on a major housing project and is looking to sophisticated technology to help ensure that it unfolds as planned. To that end, the Department of Human Settlements has announced it will use biometric authentication for home ownership. It’s for the N2 Gateway Project, a massive housing project that the…

SRI Iris on the Move Products Win Acclaim at ASIS 2015

SRI Iris on the Move Products Win Acclaim at ASIS 2015

Two products featuring SRI International’s Iris on the Move (IOM) technology have won prestigious awards at the ASIS 2015 conference. Both an enterprise operations terminal developed by SRI and a residential smart lock developed by KT&C (Korea Technology and Communications) are winners of the 2015 ASIS Accolades Competition: Security’s Best Award. SRI’s enterprise operations terminal,…

ZKAccess Launches Plug-and-Play Biometric Door Lock

ZKAccess Launches Plug-and-Play Biometric Door Lock

ZKAccess has unveiled a new biometric door lock. Called the ML10, the device uses embedded fingerprint recognition technology and is designed for easy plug-and-play deployment. Each ML10 door lock can be programmed to recognize up to 40 distinct users, who can be registered and de-authorized easily. The device is powered by four AA batteries and uses an…

ISC West 2015: SIA Recognizes SRI’s Biometrics

ISC West 2015: SIA Recognizes SRI’s Biometrics

Yesterday at ISC West 2015, the Security Industry Association (SIA) recognized the standout security solutions presented at the New Products Showcase (NPS). Among the solutions granted awards was KEES: the new residential door lock system from Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C) which features iris recognition technology from SRI International. KEES came away from the showcase…

ISC West 2015: SRI To Debut Residential Biometrics

ISC West 2015: SRI To Debut Residential Biometrics

Surveillance and security solutions provider Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C) has teamed up with advanced technology developer SRI International to bring to market a new iris-scanning access control system. Called KEES, the residential door lock system employs a regular push-pull door handle. The trick, of course, is that it also has an iris-scanning sensor, powered…

EnterTech Brings Secure Luxury To Rental Property

EnterTech Brings Secure Luxury To Rental Property

Residents of the high-end rental property Dimension by Alta in Seattle are now enjoying the convenience and security of biometric access control care of EnterTech Systems. The company, Suprema’s official operating partner in North America and the UK, has installed its fingerprint scanners throughout the property, allowing residents to forget about their old fobs and…

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Control4 to Bring Invixium Biometrics into Smart Home Offerings

Home automation company Control4 has partnered with Invixium Inc. to bring the latter’s biometric devices into its product lineup. Invixium’s Mycro, Touch, and Sense products will all be integrated into the Control4 online shop by April of this year. Speaking in a press release, Control4 emphasized the security benefits that this partnership will produce. The…

Market Update: United Kingdom Access Control

Market Update: United Kingdom Access Control

With the increasing availability of biometrics and strong authentication technologies at accessible price points for enterprises, the access control market is changing to accommodate next generation identity management solutions. Yesterday, Research and Markets announced that is has released an update concerning this market in the United Kingdom, covering biometric solutions as well as keypad locks…

ZKTeco Biometric Access Control Featured in Luxury São Paulo Residence

ZKTeco Biometric Access Control Featured in Luxury São Paulo Residence

Biometrics are becoming a popular luxury home feature thanks to innovations in identity management and accessibility. Earlier this month, Troon Pacific announced biometrics as a selling point in its latest luxury home, brought to market recently in San Francisco listing at $13 million. Now, security solutions provider ZKTeco is reporting that it’s biometric access control…

Kaba Access and Data Systems Includes Biometric Technology In New Access Control Kit

Today, security solutions provider Kaba Access and Data Systems (ADS) announced that it’s new Standalone Identity Access Management System (AD 102 Kit) is now available as part of its I.AM Series Identity Access Management product line. Rounding out the Kaba the ADS data and access control product suite, the AD 102 Kit, comprised of a…

San Jose State University First to Implement Biometric Access Control

Natural Security has today announced a new partnership with US based Spartan Shops to implement biometric authentication at San Jose State University (SJSU) in California. This first of its kind implementation will see SJSU students carrying a unique personal device or a mobile phone that uses biometric information stored on a secure element. Biometric authentication…

Interview with Jaimin Shah, CEO, ZKTeco, US Headquarter

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Our focus is having a totally integrated solution within our Time & Attendance, Access Control and IP cameras with face detection and identification. To give you an example, at ISC you will see our fully integrated access control solution where you match your fingerprint on the panel. We will also present our IP based video surveillance solution that is capable of detecting and identifying face which can be integrated with our access control offering. We also have an SDK available so that our partners can integrate our products with any third party solution. We will also display our newly designed modular 7” touch screen workforce terminal at ISC.
So those are the 4 different areas that we are focused in providing a complete integrated solution. This will do lot of justice to our partners’ channels who have helped us all along during our growth and will help them to make more money and provide more services for their customers…

Interview with Mark A. Clifton, Vice President, Products + Services Division at SRI

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Our big differentiator is that we work in a less constrained environment so we can do iris recognition on the move, at a distance and now we have also added in various lighting conditions including in broad daylight. We are currently developing the ability to do iris recognition at an off-angle. You don’t even have to be looking exactly straight on. We’ve been doing some research in that area and it is possible to recognize irises at an off-angle. Our product line starts with the N-Glance, which is really the lowest price unit that we have designed for doorway access control. We have indoor and outdoor versions of that. I think we are the only company that does promote the ability to do iris recognition outside. In fact, we use it here at our facility in Princeton for our employees at the front door to gain access. So instead of using their RFID card they can use iris to enter the building. We are also introducing a drive-through system, so that you can…

Global Market for Iris Biometrics Growth Linked to Expanding Application Areas and Technology Advances in new GIA Report

Prominent among the contactless biometric identification technologies, Iris biometrics identifies an individual by analyzing random colored patterns within human irises, which are unique to each individual and do not easily alter over lifetime. Relatively young in the biometric identification market with commercial availability only since 1995, iris biometrics, thanks to its swift results, low failure…

Hand Geometry Biometrics Market to Reach US$151.5 Million by 2018 says Global Industry Analysts

As one of the earliest biometric technologies focused on analyzing the physical dimensions of the human hand for identity verification and authentication, hand geometry is widely utilized in commercial physical access control applications. Hand geometry involves generating a complete image of the hand via high resolution imaging, analyzing and measuring specific characteristics of hand, such…