Alabama’s Auburn University has updated and expanded the biometric identity system it uses to secure areas within its athletic facilities. Princeton Identity’s new IDS software and Access200 iris readers allow student athletes, coaches and other affiliated team members enrolled in the system to unlock the doors to team locker rooms by glancing at small reader panels mounted outside each entrance. As athletes and coaches rarely carry personal items with them onto the field, the Princeton Identity system eliminates the need for access control cards, fobs, or PIN codes, which can be difficult to manually enter when carrying equipment. It also increases security. Biometric credentials make it impossible for students to share cards or codes with others, while the system’s convenience factor reduces the desire for students to leave doors propped open for easier access.
Crestron, a global leader in custom home automation and control technology, announced that ekey biometric systems GmbH, a leading provider of fingerprint access solutions, is now an official Crestron integration partner. The sleek wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate seamlessly with Crestron 3-Series control systems. Now, Crestron residential integrators can introduce convenient one-touch door entry to their smart home designs. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable 4-digit codes and the possibility of key or access card forgery.
Touchless Biometric Systems, Booth 542: Simple to use and fit for every environment and every finger condition, this waterproof and dustproof TBS 2D+ Terminal Heavy Duty housing unit identifies despite dirt, water, oil and even through thin latex gloves.
HID Global has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services, making HID Global one of the world’s major providers of fingerprint biometric technologies, according to the company.
Biometric authentication is more convenient than ever before
June 5, 2018
Fast. Touch-free. Frictionless. In-motion. Easy to install. These are all adjectives that many end users couldn’t have imagined associated with reliable biometric technology a decade ago, never mind a couple of years ago. Yet, these are the latest trends across all authentication technologies, from fingerprint to facial to iris recognition, experts say.