Biometric RFID

ZKAccess Introduces Industry’s First Multi-Biometric Access Control Device With SilkID Technology

ZKAccess, a leading provider of biometric, RFID, and access control solutions, is pleased to bring to market the security industry’s first Multi-Biometric access control device with SilkID technology – the ProBio-ID. It offers the highest level of both security and convenience, all in a single, easily-installed stand-alone device. 

Tyco Security Products Introduces World’s Most Accurate Reader, Contactless Biometrics

Tyco Security Products introduces the Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader featuring the world’s number one performance-ranked fingerprint technology and the world’s only single hand movement capture and match reader, the MorphoWave Tower. Using this technology, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms are now able to deliver contactless […]

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

ISC West 2014, which is underway in Las Vegas and will be running through Friday, is playing host to a large number of biometrics vendors and professionals involved in physical access control. Now is naturally a great time to explore the exciting and versatile world of biometric physical access control.

Vision-Box Gets Latvian Contract For National Biometric Enrollment Station Deployment

January 23, 2014 –  Vision-Box  has been awarded a contract for the delivery of automated biometric enrollment solutions to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia. The company says this confirms its leadership in the Baltic region. According to Vision-Box, the new units will be used to capture citizen biometric data (face and fingerprint) as well as signature in the process of renewing an identity document. “This project confirms that, as far as identity management is concerned, one size doesn’t fit all,” Miguel Leitmann, SVP at Vision-Box said. “For every enrollment scenario there’s a solution addressing its specific needs, always providing the same level of quality in securing clients’ Identity Chain of Trust. Vision-Box is proud to understand and overcome our customers’ challenges, meet their demands and be the company of reference in this market.” Vision-Box has recently deployed self-service checkpoint eGates at Riga International Airport and Automated Border Control eGates and self-service verification kiosks at Tallinn International Airport, in Estonia. The company also recently opened a new office in Sao Paulo, consolidating its Latin American operations . Leave a Comment comments

Face Detection And Recognition By Airlive IVS

15-01-2014 Airlive, one of the most advanced international IP Surveillance Networking products and solutions provider, has just introduced its latest new cameras with an IVS face detection and recognition functionality – the MD-3025-IVS and the BU-3026-IVS, and announced its participation at Intersec Dubai 2014. Intelligent video surveillance (IVS) face detection and recognition is designed to provide advanced, accurate video analytics that can be used to search, track, classify, and identify faces of people within the monitored area. This IVS function automatically detects and captures a person’s face and compares it to an image recorded in a specific database. It can alert the operator when a face is detected in the frame of the image. This new function provides an additional security shield at the entrance to a buiding to prevent unauthorised entry, to protect residents, and also allows for the creation of a database of, employees and other people for example. A camera with this IVS function, if located at the entrance to a building, can maintain a record of all those who pass through the area and save their faces into a database. If a face is detected that is not stored to the database – then the appropriate information will be displayed. These IVS-featured IP cameras provide many benefits in application.  For example, a traditional access control system allows for the entry of an unauthorised person with an authorised card, whilst on the other hand an IVS authentication system compares the card holder and his face with the image already stored in the database.  For example, a passenger crossing through border control could have his face from the live video compared with […]

ImageWare Systems To Showcase GoMobile Interactive Multi-Modal Biometric Cloud Identity Management Services For Mobile Retail Payment

01/10/2014 | 08:30am US/Eastern Recommend: SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 10, 2014) – ImageWare Systems, Inc. ( OTCQB : IWSY ) (IWS), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions , will showcase its next-generation cloud identity management and authentication service, GoMobile Interactive™ (GMI), at Retails BIG Show, the National Retail Federation 103 rd Annual Convention & EXPO. The event will be held at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City on January 13-14, 2014, and ImageWare will be in the Fujitsu booth 3319. "In 2012, the United States saw more than 12 million identity fraud victims at a dollar cost of $21 billion, with the average financial loss per identity theft totaling $4,930," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems. "Worldwide mobile payments are expected to become a $400 billion market by 2015 and retail businesses will be at the forefront to protect themselves and their consumers. We are pleased to demonstrate such an important service and technology at Retail’s BIG Show with the IT security industry’s most reliable form of identity theft protection for accessing their gateway accounts via desktop and mobile devices." GoMobile Interactive (GMI) is a cloud-based, multi-modal biometric mobile identity management solution that enables messaged based unparalleled identity verification for existing and new mobile banking, mobile wallet, and other mobile applications that require a next-generation method to automate and verify the identity of the customer. GMI ensures fraud protection now at risk though legacy services and verifies […]

UK Schools Fast To Adopt Biometrics: 1M+ Pupils Registered

New research has been published that shows more than one million children in England have had their fingerprints taken by their school, demonstrating a high demand for the technology despite possible privacy concerns. The figures come from a Big Brother Watch report " Biometrics in Schools " which calculated that over 1.28 million students had been fingerprinted in secondary schools and academies (based on data from the 2012-13 academic year). The research, gathered from Freedom of Information Requests to more than 3,000 schools, shows that at the start of the academic year 2012-13 an estimated 40% of schools in England are using biometric technology. Laws governing the enrolling of biometrics in schools were enshrined in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Before that Act came into force, Big Brother Watch estimates that 31% of schools did not consult parents before enrolling children. Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, the rules for schools and colleges that use biometric recognition systems, such as fingerprint identification and facial scanning, now state: For all pupils in schools and colleges under 18, they must obtain the written consent of a parent before they take and process their child’s biometric data. They must treat the data with appropriate care and must comply with data protection principles as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. They must provide alternative means for accessing services where a parent or pupil has refused consent. A spokesman at the Association of School and College Leaders – which represents secondary […]

Japan Pushes Next-Generation Surveillance Techniques

TOKYO — Projects are under way at Japanese universities to develop new personal authentication technologies using individuals’ habits and unconscious behaviors that are hard to be imitated, hoping to turn them into commercial use by 2020.       Conventional methods use fingerprints, irides and facial images to prevent personal fraud. Experts warn these security methods are still vulnerable to identity theft.      A research team led by Yuji Watanabe, an associate professor at Nagoya City University, is working on software designed to discern people’s identities from movements and the speed at which their fingers operate smartphones. The software also aims to capture particular habits when users touch handsets for the first time. The system is said to verify identification with an accuracy of more than 93%. The university hopes to start joint development of the system with companies within a few years.      A team led by Mutsumi Watanabe, a professor at Kagoshima University, is developing a system to recognize people’s identities through handwriting done in the air with fingers. This handwriting is said to be distinct from person to person. The technology is expected to be used at security gates in schools and offices.      A team led by professor Yoshinobu Kajikawa of Kansai University is studying a biometric authentication method that focuses on people’s lip motion. It can verify identities with 94% accuracy.      A gait recognition system, developed by professor Yasushi Yagi of Osaka University, will soon be put into practical use […]

How In-Store Analytics Is Changing The Way You Shop

Apple’s Latest iPhone Models Go On Sale Across U.S. Andrew Burton/Getty Most of us have accepted the fact that when we log on to a website, web cookies are tracking our every click. That’s how sites like this can tell what people are reading and what they’re ignoring, which all helps inform what those sites publish next. The same goes for e-commerce sites. If you click a pair of shoes at Saks.com several times, maybe even drop it into a virtual shopping cart, it’s likely you’ll see ads for that exact shoe hours, even days, later. Whether or not you bought the shoes only matters a little. Cookies allow e-commerce sites to track consumer behavior, which in turn better informs what each site looks like, what kinds of products it offers and where else on the web it buys ads. Retailers want to be able to gather the same data that they gather online at their brick-and-mortar stores. Until recently, that hasn’t been possible. The advent of smartphones, however, means that retailers are increasingly able to track your every move. And just like there are multiple analytics platforms on the web — from Google Analytics to my particular favorite, Omniture — there are dozens of in-store analytics programs, too, many of which have received millions of dollars in venture capital funding over the past couple of years. The one you’re most likely to encounter initially is iBeacon, which was developed by Apple . It works with your iPhone’s Bluetooth […]

Namibia Unveils Biometric Machine For Voter Registration

namibia flag December 20, 2013 –  Namibia is planning to use a biometric voter registration system for its upcoming election and the country’s electoral commission has just launched the machine it will be using to enroll voters. According to a report in The Namibian , the machines were manufactured in South Africa, and consist of a laptop, fingerprint scanner, camera and signature and barcode scanner. Voter registration starts on January 15 and ends on March 2 next year. Altogether there are 904 machines as well as generators and back-up kits for emergencies. “All systems are ready and in place but it is important to note that the success of any electoral process depends on how the electoral and stakeholders are educated about the process,” Electoral Commission chairperson, Notemba Tjipueja said in The Namibian report. In December, 2012, Ghana held an election using biometric verification devices as the world watched with bated breath.  Now, a year after the country’s election, results are still being contested , following much confusion over the status of verification machines during and after the election in Ghana. This isn’t the first time the biometric system used to verify voters has been called into question after-the-fact. Reported previously , Henrique Capriles Radonski, leader of the opposition in Venezuela, has demanded an audit of the entire election including fingerprints stored in the election registry, following his party’s loss by less than 2 percent in the country’s recent presidential elections. Also, following an election in Kenya using biometric verification, […]