Videx Security releases standalone biometric access control solution

November 6, 2015 - 

Videx Security has launched a standalone fingerprint biometric access control reader designed for residential, commercial and public buildings across the UK.

The new B100 readers provide greater access control through the use of biometric technology to manage entry, in which entry into and out of an area is verified by a person’s unique fingerprint details.

Though Videx Security has been offering fingerprint readers for several years, they have primarily been available for larger access control systems using separate control units.

In contrast, the B100 self-contained readers are designed for smaller installations.

Available in two versions, the B100-SA reader is a surface mount version designed for up to 97 users. With an IP65 rating, the reader can be used internally or externally.

The second version, DINB100-SA, is flush mount with an IP40 rating, which means it can only be used internally. The reader is compatible with a standard flush single gang UK electrical box.

The enrollment process can be done entirely on the reader without the use of a computer. The reader sends a signal indicating whether access has been granted or denied through an integral sounder and the tri-state fascia illumination.

The integral relay, which is activated for the programmed time, can be controlled remotely using a serial bus to a touch-to-exit device on the secure side of the building.

Additionally, the touch-to-exit provides a method of exiting the building as well as a remote relay for the fingerprint reader.

Videx Security’s exit readers are also available in two formats, comprised of the RTT-EXIT surface version and the DINRTT-EXIT flush version, for a single gang UK electrical box.

“A good example of where the B100 reader can be used is in a small office block where staff can gain access to secure parts of the building or schools and nurseries where the teachers and staff can gain access simply and conveniently while restricting access to visitors and children,” said Steve Natton, special projects manager at Videx Security. “Fingerprint readers eliminate the problem of users sharing access codes and key fobs.”

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