BioConnect, Genetec to develop biometric access control solution for banking

January 25, 2017 - 

BioConnect and Genetec announced they are developing a joint enhanced biometric access control solution designed to address the varying needs of the banking and finance industry.

The companies have previously worked together to secure physical access with biometric access control hardware and Genetec Security Center, a unified, open-architecture security platform that combines access control, video surveillance, IP communications and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) to offer customers an intelligent identity platform integration.

In a company release, BioConnect and Genetec expressed a “desire to change and merge” the physical access and digital forms and “have realized a unique opportunity that combines expertise and security with forward thinking innovation.”

Although specific details of the project are scarce, the companies say that “flexibility for hardware and software preferences by the industry will be an integral feature for using this joint solution.”

“Ease of use, security, fraud reduction and mobile ability are major drivers as to why we’re seeing changes to identity verification every day,” said Rob Douglas, BioConnect founder and CEO. “Designed for organizations of any size and suitable for all applications, Security Center with BioConnect delivers the latest technology in a proven, scalable, fully integrated biometric system with enhanced security for banks and their customers.”

On the heels of its recent partnership announcement with Visa Inc. — which included a demonstration at Money20/20 of a multi-factor authentication experience across a range of devices and operating systems — BioConnect says it will continue to provide innovative biometrics and identity solutions for the payments and financial industry.

The companies will work together to provide a seamless solution for authentication and access control, without compromising security.

“Through our relationship with BioConnect, financial and banking customers using the Genetec unified security platform will have even more options when designing their physical access control strategy,” said Andrew Elvish, vice president of product management and marketing at Genetec Inc. “The BioConnect integration will allow us to combine world-class biometric access control hardware, to help insure user authentication integrity for our customers—a fundamental part of our commitment to the ‘Security of Security’.”

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