July 11, 2013 -
Access control specialist Matrix Systems has announced that its Frontier access control and security management platform now supports aptiQ multi-technology readers from Ingersoll Rand, which means smart cards are now an option for authentication.
According to the company, Matrix’s Frontier access control system natively supports video management, biometrics, electronic locks and readers and visitor management systems with its open architecture design.
“The access control integration allows customers to enjoy the benefits of a truly open architecture platform using aptiQ technology and, ultimately, to create a more efficient security workflow to meet specific organizational and security requirements,” Walter Helm, Chief Technology Officer, Matrix Systems said. “Now our customers who intend to migrate their badge technologies over time have a cost-effective and scalable option.”
Reported previously, the electronic access control market is expected to reach $16.3 billion by 2017. According to the report, biometrics is the major contributor to the authentication systems market. Growth in the market is mainly attributed to heightened security concerns backed by government and regulatory mandates. The market is, however, facing the issue of technological dormancy and high costs. At the same time, says the report, an increasing number of regional regulatory compliances are seen as the major impediment to market growth.
“aptiQ readers meet the access control needs of virtually any application while providing users the ability to expand and upgrade credential technologies as their security profile evolves,” Jeremy Earles, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Product Marketing Manager, Readers and Credentials said. “The integration with Frontier is an important step toward delivering customers more flexible and scalable identity management options.”