LEID Products awarded patent for Biometrics Access Control System

September 10, 2012 - 

LEID Products’ Biometric Access Control System (BACS) was awarded of a new patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The BACS computer ID Station Kiosk interfaces with electronic access lockers, cabinets, and SmartRail gun rack systems, ensuring a high level of secure management and tracking of critical assets.

“Our systems offer the highest level of security and accountability available today,” said Sam Hoff, president of LEID Products. “The issuance of this patent supports our investment in BACS and its innovative technology; it reinforces our position as a leader in access control systems with built in asset management and inventory control software.”

Clients, usually from law enforcement departments, use BACS systems to secure weapons, tasers, AED’s, night vision goggles, AR15 rifles, shotguns, and other surveillance equipments. The system is often utilized by federal, state, and private sectors to streamline operations and eliminates traditional paper log methods. It also includes tracking equipment maintenance requirements and officer firearm training qualifications.

LEID’s BACS system will be covered by US Patent No. 8,207,816. Its ID Station Kiosk serves as the access control centre of the assets stored in LEID’s electronic storage units. The BACS kiosk contains a biometric fingerprint reader that only acknowledges users who are authorized to access the assets, so a user is only allowed to access the items that he or she has been qualified to use. It also includes a RFID or barcode reader which serves as an asset verification and tracking medium.

There are also optional add-on security features that include a hand geometry scanner and a card reader. The system also has a web-enabled remote management feature which allows the administrator to access and manage the system on-site and off-site.

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