January 29, 2014 -
Fujitsu Frontech North America has announced that Oak Hill Academy has installed the company’s PalmEntry physical access control system throughout its campus.
“We are proud that Oak Hill Academy has chosen the Fujitsu PalmEntry access control system as one of the key components in their overall campus security system and to be partnering again with QSA National, Inc.,” Randy Fox, vice president, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America said. “The way the PalmEntry installations complement the overall campus security strategy at Oak Hill should serve as a model for other educational institutions looking for ways to non-intrusively improve security, but more importantly, provide a better learning environment for all parties involved.”
The Fujitsu PalmEntry system relies on Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometric technology. Specifically, the palm vein sensors in this system use a near-infrared light to capture palm vein pattern data to verify and authenticate users. This is a touchless system, which the company says makes it hygienic and unaffected by physical variables like skin types and condition. In addition, says the company, the system relies on blood flowing through a user’s veins, so forgery is nearly impossible.
“We are very pleased with the performance of the PalmEntry solution and our partnership with QSA National and Fujitsu. The PalmEntry system is another key ingredient in providing the safest environment possible for our 400 students, faculty and staff,” according to Joseph A. Pacelli, Founder and Headmaster. “The opt-in rate of the technology is higher than expected. As our enrollment increases over the next 12 months and we become more accustomed to the technology, we will consider installing additional PalmEntry units. This will help us carry out our mission, but more importantly provide our staff and faculty the time to form a more personal connection with all the students and parents.”
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, Fujitsu has also recently deployed the same system at the Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab at UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.