SRI International Sarnoff launches iris biometric vehicle access control system

April 10, 2013 - 

SRI International Sarnoff has introduced its new Iris on the Move PassThru system today at ISC West 2013.

The Iris on the Move PassThru system is intended to enhance security at vehicle access points, and does so by capturing iris information from drivers as they look into a terminal installed at access points.  According to the company, this system can process up to ten drivers per minute.

“A challenge for commercial security is strengthening the perimeter without affecting business,” Mark Clifton, vice president Products and Services Division at SRI International said. “The convenience of drive-up identification expands the possibilities of biometrics for security applications – from border crossings and critical infrastructures to card-free parking and drive-thru banking.”

The company also says this system can operate in all lighting conditions and has eliminated the need for drivers to remove gloves, headgear and eyewear or to exit the vehicles. It is vehicle-size agnostic and can be deployed at any vehicle access point.

SRI International is currently giving live demonstrations of the Iris on the Move PassThru system at ISC West 2013, in booth #2081.

Biometric access control systems, such as the Iris on the Move PassThru system are part of a broader trend introducing these systems, as this technology is increasingly accessible. A recent market research report published by MarketsandMarkets suggests the total market for the Electronic Access Control System is expected to reach $16.3 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 7%.


Leave a Comment


About Adam Vrankulj

Adam Vrankulj is an editor for His background consists of online news writing, editing and content marketing. Adam has written for, BlogTO and was the editor and curator for the nextMEDIA and CIX Source publications. He has a degree in journalism and is passionate about science, technology and social innovation. Contact Adam, or follow him at @adamvrankulj