Zwipe Joins Allegion’s aptiQ Alliance Program

Zwipe, a global leader in biometric authentication technology, today announced that it has joined the aptiQ® Alliance Program, a collaborative group of global companies that support Allegion’s aptiQ smart card technology to create an ecosystem of open, highly secure solutions. Zwipe can now provide aptiQ customers with biometric authorization using their presently installed aptiQ card readers. aptiQ users will be able to authenticate themselves directly on the Zwipe biometric card without adding a biometric reader to existing aptiQ® multi-technology card reader systems.

What Is Frictionless Access Control?

Today’s security and access control systems are a great improvement over the ones of yesteryears. We don’t often see security guards carrying a key ring that weighs ten pounds anymore. We may see access control panels that involve punching in a series of digits, but we’re more likely to see panels that read badges. Do those cards mean we’ve achieved frictionless access control? We don’t think so.

GCR Introduces “AirportIQ Secure Credentials” – A Biometric Security And Continuous Credentialing Solution

GCR introduces "AirportIQ Secure Credentials," a biometric security and continuous credentialing solution for the aviation and airport industry. AirportIQ Secure Credentials provides a comprehensive and trusted, biometrically-enabled security credential. Features include the continuous validation of background; verification of the identity of aviation workers; binding of biometric and biographic information to the individual; and improving the […]

TN State University Requires Students to Wear IDs

Prophecy Sign:  The future global surveillance/police state Governments have become enamoured with the thought of spying on every single person in their sphere of influence.  National governments eaves drop on every form of digital communication, (even to the point of dropping in and recording video conversations ), of nearly every citizen in their respective nations.  Whereas cities and a variety of government funded organizations, (universities and schools), have decided to keep a watch on you by installing an Orwellian spy camera grid system.  Toss in the requirement of trackable ID’s, (biometric ID cards), and you have the makings of a society that will pretty much give itself over to the authority of a one world governmental system, headed by a global world leader, (Antichrist). Tenn. State University Requires Students to Wear Trackable IDs Police Pushing Access to Security Cameras Inside Public Schools It’s not enough the Austin Police Department has surveillance cameras mounted in nearly every corner of the city. Police are now pushing to gain access to security cameras inside Austin Independent School District public schools. The move comes as the department announces a sprawling surveillance rollout that hopes to add a myriad of cameras to city streets. Predictably, APD purports its efforts will make Austin schools safer. The department already has 39 HALO (High Activity Location Observation) cameras installed throughout Austin , which surreptitiously monitor in real time Austin residents’ mundane routines. But that’s not enough. Michigan Township To Put Cameras ‘In Every Neighborhood’ Officials […]

DHS Awards XTec Contested $103 Million Biometric ID Contract

The Homeland Security Department has switched vendors for a deal inked last September to update an employee badge system with advanced biometric verification features, such as face and iris scans, officials announced late Friday.  DHS originally awarded the $102 million contract to HP Enterprise Services on Sept. 27, 2013, but in November the department notified the Government Accountability Office that it was reevaluating the award after XTec, which had previously provided software for the project, argued  that "the agency did not reasonably evaluate proposals," Ralph White, GAO managing associate general counsel, told Nextgov last month in an email. The value of the new contract, over an anticipated 10-year timeline, will remain the same, Homeland Security officials say. DHS awarded the new contract to XTec Inc., on Feb. 28, officials said in a filing  on, a website for federal business opportunities.  Homeland Security last month temporarily extended  XTec’s expiring contract for one year while reassessing technologies proposed by XTec, HP and other technology firms.  In recent years, GAO attorneys had twice dismissed challenges to contracts brought by XTec. In November 2011, the credentialing firm was unsuccessful in  contesting an award to Secure Mission Solutions for a Secret Service access control and visitor management system. Later that month, XTec lost a  protest  against an order for HP technology to support a General Services Administration system that issued and maintained ID cards for employees governmentwide.  Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the government required that all federal employees carry biometric ID badges […]