Sentry Enterprises announced a partnership with Allegion for two-factor biometric authentication without an expensive infrastructure investment. Allegion, with brands like Schlage, Von Duprin and LCN, specializes in security around the doorway and beyond, with solutions for home, work and education.

Sentry Enterprises is the creator and maker of the SentryCard, a private biometric identity and security solution that operates at the edge. By replacing a reliance on passwords with fraud-proof biometric authentication, SentryCard moves security forward with built-in resilience against various threats that involve stolen or forged credentials.

“The alliance with Allegion delivers biometric authentication and trust that is critical in protecting assets and securing access for enterprises, governments and individuals,” said Mark Bennett, CEO at Sentry Enterprises. “The ability to ensure absolute identity on our SentryCard means that only the individual authorized to access a door or lock is the person entering the door.”

Sentry teamed with Allegion and now supports end user owned encryption keys provisioned with Schlage’s Custom Encryption Key Service (SCEKS) — enabling these keys to be configured to the MIFARE DESFire chip embedded within Sentry’s biometric credential. SentryCard’s two-factor authentication solution is interoperable with Schlage’s award-winning intelligent wired and wireless electronic lock portfolio, Schlage card readers and other NXP aligned hardware manufacturers.

Sentry’s end-to-end biometric platform addresses user-controlled, proof-of-identity, cryptocurrency and access technologies. The universal identity platform delivers biometric authentication that quickly provides proof-positive identification in all access control systems. Biometric authentication is critical in protecting assets and securing access for enterprises, governments and military, as well as cryptocurrency and blockchain markets.

“Allegion offers strong solutions and a global market presence,” said Bennett. “Our technology offers absolute proof of identity for any end user that made the choice to tap Allegion for their access control needs. Using biometrics to activate credentials is an emerging solution, and our technology makes the solution even stronger.”

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