Biometrics

Alcatraz Provides Three Factor Authentication to Deliver Ultimate in Access Control Security

Alcatraz has added Three Factor Authentication (3FA) to the Rock facial authentication platform to deliver the ultimate in protection for high security areas and zero trust environments. The Rock can be used for one, two or three factor authentication. In one-factor authentication, the Rock is the primary access control device and facially authenticates authorized users. In two-factor authentication, the Rock is used in combination with a badge reader to grant access.

Eastplats Deploys Invixium Touchless Temperature Screening Solution

Invixium announces that Eastplats has deployed IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit at their Crocodile River Mine. This deployment comes in response to a growing global need for touchless access control and temperature screening due to COVID-19. The local deployment of IXM TITAN was handled by South Africa-based integration specialists, Bluewhale Digital. Bluewhale Digital, after assessing a number of products, chose IXM TITAN for its superior specifications, build quality and ability to handle the unique challenges posed at the mine.

Neurotechnology Releases New SentiVeillance 8.0 SDK

Neurotechnology announced the release of the SentiVeillance 8.0 software development kit (SDK). With SentiVeillance SDK, developers can create identification solutions that use live video streams from digital surveillance cameras or video files. The latest version adds face detection and recognition of people who are wearing masks and includes new algorithms that improve license plate detection and recognition speed and accuracy.

Delivering Seamless Frictionless Access Control

Johnson Controls and Alcatraz AI have collaborated to provide a comprehensive suite of AI-powered security solutions and services to meet the growing need for frictionless entry and advanced building security. Leveraging its own data-powered access control technology combined with Alcatraz AI’s advanced facial authentication platform, the Alcatraz Rock, Johnson Controls offers comprehensive industry-leading solutions to protect occupants and assets from building intruders and enable healthier hands-free entry.

LenelS2 Distribution Agreement to Invixium IXM TITAN Solution

LenelS2 announced a global distribution agreement to resell Invixium’s contactless biometric solutions through the LenelS2 OnGuard® and NetBox value-added reseller (VAR) channels. The agreement also includes a new interface with the OnGuard and NetBox systems to enhance access control and proactive screening to help protect people and optimize building health and efficiency. The solutions are offered as part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program.

Iris ID Adds Kurt Wherley as Director of Sales for Workforce Management

Iris ID announced Kurt Wherley has joined the organization as director of sales for workforce management, North America. Wherley, who has more than 30 years of experience with time and attendance solutions, will develop new customers and support the sales channel for Iris ID’s recently launched IrisTime biometric-based workforce management platforms. Previously, Wherley worked for 17 years with Schlage Biometrics, most recently as a national account manager, time and attendance, offering complete workforce management solutions.

Dahua Technology Releases FACT Series Face Recognition Access Control Terminal

Having cost a cumulative number of over 65.8 million reported cases and 1.5 million deaths globally as of December 7th, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has casted a shadow on almost everyone in the world. The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update and Weekly Operational Update by WHO gives us a hint that the situation might not recover any time soon. Compromising to reality, people are doing everything to better protect themselves and the loved ones in the new normal.

ISS Partners with Captis Intelligence to Launch Automatic Subject Intelligence

ISS announced a strategic partnership with Captis Intelligence. The partnership will leverage each company’s area of expertise and introduce an automated face-matching solution connected to an exclusive criminal database of 35 million subjects provided by Captis Intelligence. The move will expand and capture further opportunities in the rapidly transforming facial recognition market, offering users the ability to access legal open-source criminal data.

Setelsa Security Selects SAFR from RealNetworks to Provide Face-Based Biometrics for Secure Access

Setelsa Security has chosen SAFR from RealNetworks, to provide face-based biometrics for its clients in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and Argentina. Integrating SAFR face recognition will enhance Setelsa’s secure access solutions, enabling clients to deploy touchless, face-based authentication. The partnership integrates SAFR’s AI-based computer vision technology — face detection, face recognition, and mask detection — into Setelsa’s market-leading secure access solutions.

Security Industry Association Strengthens Identity Expertise through Addition of IdTA Members

he Security Industry Association and the Identification Technology Association announced that leading IdTA members will become members of SIA and guide a new SIA Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board. IdTA will dissolve its operations and work with SIA’s leadership to recruit additional biometric and identity solution businesses as SIA members. Effective January 1, 2021, CLEAR, Leidos, and SAIC will become SIA members while other current IdTA members IDEMIA and NEC will continue their active membership within SIA.

Suprema Touchless Biometrics Drive Expansion in North America

Suprema is expanding its presence in North America with a host of new partners that include leading wholesale distributors such as ADI, Anixter, Wesco, as well as integration partners. The demand for Suprema touchless biometrics solutions is being driven by scores of organizations, companies and government entities looking to get back to work during the COVID19 pandemic while protecting the health of people entering their facilities.

Irisbond Launches Hiru, the World’s First Multiplatform Eye Tracking Device

Irisbond has launched Hiru, the world’s first eye tracking technology that is compatible with any device regardless of operating system. With Hiru, anyone can operate devices with just a single glance from a computer to an ATM machine, an elevator or an access control system in an office building. Irisbond’s innovative eye tracking technology provides a new hands-free way of communicating with the world around us, which is proving crucial given the devastating impact of COVID-19.

Iris ID Mobile Platform Supports TWIC Credentials

Iris ID announced the compatibility of its iCAM M300 handheld, multi-modal biometric reader and the MozaicID iCAM M300 Smartcard Software Credential Application. This application enables the mobile device to accommodate a range of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) compatible credentials including PIV Interoperable (PIV-I) and the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC), a smartcard used by workers requiring access to secure areas of U.S. maritime facilities and vessels.

Pangea Assists Liberty Latin America in Protecting its Employees Against the Spread of COVID-19

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Israel’s Pangea will supply workplace protection systems to Liberty Latin America, one of the leading communications companies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Pangea multi-sensor solution integrates thermal imaging, video analytics and biometric access control technologies for screening large volumes of people entering buildings and public spaces.

Boon Edam to Present Live Webinar on Access Control Integration with Security Entrances

Boon Edam Inc. and architectural revolving doors, announced they will be presenting a live webinar entitled, “Securing the Facility: Best Practices for Integrating Access Control & Biometrics with Security Entrances,” at the fall Virtual Security Showcase (VSS), held from November 10-12. VSS is a virtual event created to establish and maintain connections among security industry professionals while promoting the latest and best ideas about how to keep people, facilities and organizations safe and secure.

MozaicID Reader Meets Full Compliance with U.S. Coast Guard Reader Rule

MozaicID’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Mobile Biometric Reader fully complies with the U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule. MozaicID TWIC Mobile Biometric Reader meets full compliance with U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule. The U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule December 31, 2020  enforcement date applies to facilities that receive vessels certificated to carry more than 1,000 passengers and vessels.

SAFR from RealNetworks Launches Version 3.0 Featuring Enhanced COVID-19 Response Features

SAFR from RealNetworks announced improved face detection and recognition accuracy for both masked and unmasked faces with the release of SAFR 3.0. Available now, SAFR’s 3.0 release introduces a new default high sensitivity face detector. Customers running the high sensitivity face detector will see a 95.1% detection rate and 98.85% recognition accuracy rate for faces covered by PPE face masks.

Invixium Brings Mask Detection and Face Recognition While Wearing a Mask to IXM TITAN

Invixium is adding two powerful advancements to its flagship device, IXM TITAN: mask detection and face recognition while wearing a mask. This addition is included in the upcoming release of IXM WEB 2.2.40.0 and TITAN firmware version 2.4.40.0. As businesses worldwide strategize their reopening plans per national and local guidelines, navigating mask mandates is among pressing health-focused considerations.

Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications. Commissioned by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the survey found that while a solid majority of Americans approve of facial recognition technology generally and 68% say it can make society safer, support rises significantly when it comes to specific public and private sector applications

Singapore Government Extends National Digital Identity Programme

Four million Singaporeans can now access digital government services online using facial verification implemented by iProov and Toppan Ecquaria for the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) under the pioneering National Digital Identity program. GovTech is the government agency driving Singapore’s digital government transformation and Smart Nation initiative. iProov and Toppan Ecquaria were selected following an open international tender.