A major trend in both physical and logical access control, particularly as the two converge, is moving to biometric authentication technologies for a more accurate, secure method of verifying identities. However, not all biometrics are created equal - a truth that Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo., learned the proverbial hard way.
January 06, 2010
SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION queried installing security contractors to find out to what degree biometrics has become a part of their product and installation services portfolio. Slightly more than half of respondents report they sell or install biometric devices with finger readers the most predominant among several types.
December 31, 2009
California State University, Fullerton, installed biometric readers for access, time and attendance reporting at its Titan Recreation Center. The center, which employs 120 students, uses Schlage HandKey and HandPunch readers to control and monitor access into the building.
December 21, 2009
Are you still searching for that one unique Christmas present that is sure to impress your security industry colleague, or perhaps even a family member or friend? I recently ran across a little gadget known as the iWallet that should appeal to the security-minded.
December 14, 2009
Amnityville, N.Y.-based NAPCO has added its first indoor/outdoor biometric keypad to its line of Gemini products. The BioReader keypad can be integrated with most brands of alarm panels with a keyswitch, according to the company. It can also be used as a standalone alarm and garage door access control.
SSI Staff · October 22, 2009
Amityville, N.Y.-based Marks USA presents the 175 BIO, a hi-tech fingerprint recognition system. According to the company, it eliminates the risk of replication or unauthorized use.
SSI Staff · October 12, 2009
Austin, Texas-based Smarter Security Systems releases its FastScan Vascular Reader (VR), a biometric reader for access control. FastScan VR, which reads unique hand vascular patterns, provides identity verification.
SSI Staff · October 04, 2009
While you may not have to serve a medical residency to work with hospitals, getting a firm handle on these clients’ unique access control challenges and needs is a nonelective procedure. Find out what you really need to know to earn your doctorate in health-care security.
May 31, 2009
L-1 Identity Solutions of Arlington, Va., delivered the next generation of Bioscrypt V-Station fingerprint reader built on its new 4G technology platform. The product transforms an access control device into a smart security appliance through improved performance, usability and scalability.
SSI Staff · April 30, 2009
HID Global of Irvine, Calif., launches its bioCLASSTM RKLB57 smart card field enroller, an iCLASS® contactless smart card reader with LCD screen, keypad and biometric sensor that provides access control certification and fingerprint template enrollment.
SSI Staff · October 31, 2008