ievo releases “do it yourself” biometric access control system

July 14, 2014 - 

ievo recently released a new custom kit which allows its customers to enhance its biometric reader hardware for their unique applications. This allows users to effectively create their very own “do it yourself” biometric access control systems to suit the needs of specific projects.

The custom kit gives ievo’s customers the ability to create a personalized biometric access control unit that is suited to their specific needs, without altering the look or design of ievo’s existing series of fingerprint readers.

Besides leveraging the unmatched performance of multi-spectral fingerprint sensors, customers can also highly tailor the readers. For instance, if there is already an ievo card reader at the site, customers can replace the card reader with options that let the biometric readers use most pre-existing cards.

They can also provide a biometric template on the card, reducing their reliance on a central database. For users wanting to use identification mode (1:N search), ievo offers a standard capacity of up to 10,000 fingerprint templates, which can be expanded to 50,000 templates.

“We are continually trying to push the boundaries within the security market and provide users with the most up to date advancements,” said Shaun Oakes, managing director at ievo. “From our customer feedback, we found that users wanted more flexibility and freedom to create a biometric access control system to suit their project and installation needs. Through our custom kit additions, users will be able to create their very own ievo system that is fully customizable and fully field serviceable while integrators will open new markets to win new business.”

The newly designed custom kit from ievo lets users incorporate a host of options alongside the standard ultimate and micro fingerprint readers, including card reader integration, increased template capacity and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

By using PoE to power the control board, reader installation becomes faster, easier and more cost-effective. Wireless or Bluetooth communication can be used instead of a LAN. The one control board can handle both an ingress and egress reader, reducing overall hardware and installation costs. And the unit can be fitted with a two line screen, perfect for time and attendance applications in which users want to see the date and time they scan in and out.

These additional functions will not change the look of the standard ultimate and micro fingerprint readers, so users can enhance their access control system without physically altering the product they have always trusted. Further, by using the same form factor, companies have a standardized method to service the readers, in case any individual elements are vandalized, damaged or in need of repair.

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Rawlson O’Neil King is a contributing editor at BiometricUpdate.com and is an experienced communications professional, management consultant, trade journalist and author who recently published a book about control and electronic networks and who has written numerous articles in trade publications and academic journals about smart home and building technologies. Follow him @rawlsonking2.