Fujitsu deploys biometric physical access control at BlueVault

March 5, 2013 - 

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc, has announced that its PalmEntry Physical Access Control system has been successfully installed at BlueVault in San Diego.

The PalmEntry system is a biometric access control solution that relies on Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometric technology. The PalmSecure palm vein sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users.  According to the company, making their device hygienic and non-intrusive and skin-type agnostic, the PalmSecure does not come into contact with the skin.

BlueVault provides maximum-security storage units, in addition to other high-end retail elements.

“We are delighted that BlueVault has chosen the Fujitsu PalmEntry access control system as one of the key components in their overall access and security strategy,” Randy Fox, senior director, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. said. “The PalmEntry solution provides BlueVault a level of unparalleled security and privacy for their customers. From their greeting by the security concierge at the entrance, to their imposing blue vault, they are clearly different than your local neighborhood bank or storage facility when it comes to protecting your valuables.”

Reported in, the Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland had previously halted implementation of the PalmSecure system, as members of the community resisted the planned authentication solution.  According to reports, the scanners that had already been installed were not going to be removed and the project cost the school district $300,000.

Fujitsu has been a supplier of vein technology for Japanese banks since 2004, and adoption is increasing across sectors.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the PalmEntry solution and our partnership with Fujitsu, Jon Sandhaus, Founder, BlueVault said. “The PalmEntry system is a solution that reinforces the kind of image we want to project as a technology leader in the ultra-secure storage and safe deposit box space. Over the next 12 months we plan on opening three new locations in Southern California and will be installing the PalmEntry solution in each of our new locations.”

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