Alcatraz AI Adds Tailgating Detection to Facial Authentication Solution

Unauthorized persons that follow an authenticated user through a door will be identified as a tailgater and generate a system alert.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Alcatraz AI, the developer of secure frictionless access control solutions, announces that its Alcatraz AI Rock solution now has capabilities that can detect and prevent tailgating at entrances and in a variety of industries.

Tailgating is one of the most common and innocent security breaches — an employee opening a door and holding it open, sometimes inadvertently, for a colleague, visitor, or vendor who should not have access. The problem is that tailgating opens a facility to undocumented and unauthorized entry.

The Alcatraz AI Rock solution delivers a frictionless, facial authentication access control solution that mitigates tailgating, according to the announcement. The solution is said to detect tailgating by identifying, in real-time, an individual as they approach an entrance and identify whether the individual has been authenticated.

If an unauthorized user follows an authenticated user through a door, the solution will identify that user as a tailgater, and an alert is sent and logged into the access control system, along with a still picture of the unauthorized person. To prevent this issue, the solution can be configured to send an alert to the access control system in the form of a unique credential that can only give access to authorized users. In this way, it can provide data on tailgating hotspots, and ultimately, modify physical security and access control and adjust employee behavior, the announcement states.

“Physical security is a top priority for companies that want to protect their staff, offices and property, and mitigating tailgating is one way to ensure physical security,” says Tina D’Agostin, CEO of Alcatraz AI. “Our access control solution gives security teams the ability to not only detect and respond to tailgating in real-time, but to prevent it, as well. We’re excited to share this solution with security teams.”

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