Princeton Identity implements iris recognition for access control at long term care facility

December 2, 2016 - 

Princeton Identity recently implemented an iris recognition solution at a long term care and independent residential/retirement facility in Erie, Pennsylvania to make access control procedures easier and more convenient for residents and staff.

The solution involved adding two IOM (Identity on the Move) Walk-Through Identity systems and six IOM Access Control readers in the personal care building. IOM readers are installed on four sets of doors at two heights – a lower position for those in wheelchairs and a higher position for those who can stand or use crutches or a walker. Once enrolled, users simply glance at the iris reader without having to remove glasses or place their eyes close to the device. Authentication is confirmed in less than a second, and the door can be opened. Because of the system’s ease of use and reliable accuracy, the staff at the facility also enrolled in the system. The building’s previous access control system was left in place as a back-up.

“This project highlights some of the advantages of iris recognition in healthcare and assisted-living applications,” said Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity. “Many facilities need to support users with a wide range of physical limitations and challenges. Iris recognition is a great fit for these cases because it is fast and easy for users, doesn’t require a free hand, and maintains safety and security.”

Last month, Princeton Identity was selected to receive the Outstanding Technology Development Company Award for 2016 by the New Jersey Tech Council.

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