Alcatraz AI adds Features to The Rock Access Control System

The Calif.-based access control systems company Alcatraz AI has announced a pair of newly added features to its The Rock system.

CUPERTINO, Calif.—Alcatraz AI, a global developer of autonomous access control solutions, has announced the addition of webbased Mobile Enrollment and Privacy Consent Management to its flagship facial authentication product the Rock.

According to the company, organizations can eliminate friction from the access control registration process by enabling secure mass or individual enrollment of people such as new or current employees and visitors to enroll from anywhere in seconds, through their own mobile device or tablet. Privacy Consent Management provides an option for the user to opt-in or out of the use of their facial biometric data, protecting their privacy and helping enterprises remain compliant with the latest privacy frameworks and regulations.

“Alcatraz AI is transforming the way people enter buildings and secure areas by making access frictionless and more secure, while also protecting user privacy,” says Tina D’Agostin, CEO of Alcatraz AI.

“Two of the biggest challenges to adoption of facial biometrics in the enterprise has been the burden of enrollment and the concern over privacy. With Privacy Consent Management we have created a simple opt-in process which allows our customers to communicate clearly with end users the benefits of facial authentication and how their personal data will be used and managed. Alcatraz AI Mobile Enrollment with Privacy Consent Management reduces the cost and complexity of the entire process and protects privacy by enabling corporate compliance with privacy laws and regulations such as GDPR, BIPA and CCPA; and, ultimately creates a more secure environment.”

The Rock Platform Now Includes Mobile Enrollment and Privacy Consent Management

Alcatraz AI explains that enrolling a new employee into any access control system often takes 15-20 minutes as part of the onboarding process. For large organizations with dozens of new employees every day this type of time commitment can mean hours of lost productivity. Alcatraz AI boasts that through its web-based Mobile Enrollment administrators can now send a link or QR code to any new employee, allowing them to enroll in the organization’s access control system before their first day, providing a seamless onboarding experience.

“Mobile Enrollment is on the leading edge of capabilities that create a more secure and frictionless access control solution,” comments Blaine Frederick, vice president of product at Alcatraz AI.

“This builds on Alcatraz AI’s proud legacy of designing our facial authentication solutions to be the easiest to use in the industry, reduce friction for administrators and end users, and strengthen an enterprise’s security posture. Organizations can now streamline enrollment for any new employee or the entire workforce, saving time and money while making facilities more secure.”

The other enhancement to The Rock platform is the Alcatraz AI Privacy Consent Management option. The company says this newly announced feature allows companies to send their privacy policies and consent forms directly to individual employees so that they can read, understand, and opt-in or out of the use of their biometric data and understand the purposes for which their biometric data is collected and how that data is safeguarded, as well as control over how their biometric data is used.

In addition to Privacy Consent Management, the Rock also provides a range of tools that can be configured to aid in achieving compliance with any combination of the growing patchwork of laws and regulations that govern the collection and use of biometric data, including non-access user management, real-time event log monitoring, customizable data retention schedules, and hard data deletes.

Mobile Enrollment and Privacy Consent Management will be generally available in the second quarter to all Alcatraz AI Hardware-as-a-Service customers deploying in the cloud. Privacy Consent Management will be available as an option to customers using Mobile Enrollment. Alcatraz AI will showcase the Rock at ISC West in booth #30075 on March 28-31.

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