June 24, 2013 -
Kaba Access and Data Systems has announced the launch of its new embedded access control systems, featuring a biometric input.
According to the company, the new access control hardware – the AX.S Series Access Control and I.AM Series Identity Access Management systems — are cloud-synced, but can also be used in a non-networked applications.
“We’re excited about delivering such a flexible and scalable access control solution t our customers,” Logan Stewart, product manager Kaba ADS Americas said. “The hardware has a very small footprint and only requires a few components – and it is Ethernet ready, supporting both REST and SOAP web services. The system works with all standard card readers as well as our own AR Fingerprint Key with biometric technology. It is fully scalable, including local or enterprise systems, and configurations accommodate from as few as two readers all the way up to 96 readers.”
Primarily, Kaba focuses on door locks using three-factor authentication (biometric, PIN as well as swipe card).
Reported previously, Swiss-based Kaba recently announced the launch of its Access and Data Systems Americas division, focusing on growth of its North and South American markets.
Physical biometric access control systems are growing in popularity, as the parts to produce them are becoming more accessible and the hardware, more reliable.
According to the report, Data Center Security Market [Logical Security (IDS, IPS, DDOS, VPN, DNS, SSL, DLP, UTM, IAM, SIEM, DR, ILM); Physical Security (PSIM, PIAM, Biometrics, HDCCTV, Video Surveillance, Analytics)]: Global Advancements, Forecasts & Analysis (2013-2018) the entire market is set to grow to $13.77 billion by 2018 and biometric access control systems play a key role in this market evaluation.
Also reported previously, another recent research report — this one specifically focused on the electronic access control market (in which Kaba is a player) — suggests the total market will reach $16.3 billion by 2017.