TBS tests its biometric access control tech with identical twins

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) recently welcomed SRF, Swiss Radio and Television broadcasting company, to demonstrate its latest biometric access control technology with identical twins. TBS demonstrated that its 3D FACE facial recognition device, 2D EYE iris recognition device and the 3D TERMINAL touchless fingerprint reader treated each individual differently, even those who seem identical to the naked eye. The demonstration was broadcasted nationally by the SRF. Apple recently admitted that its Face ID authentication feature may not be able to

Chemist suggests sweat analysis for biometric authentication

A concept paper published in ChemPhysChem proposes a new biometrics-based authentication approach for unlocking mobile and wearable devices that relies on analyzing skin secretions, or sweat, to build an amino acid profile that is unique to the device’s owner, according to a report in Phys.org. Skin secretions contain many small molecules that can each be targeted for authentication analysis. The profile would be stored within the device and used for identification purposes each time an attempt to unlock is made.

Cybersecurity in 2018: drastic measures for drastic times

This is a guest post by James Stickland, CEO of Veridium. Many of us were affected by the Equifax data breach, but those of us in the cybersecurity industry were shaken to our core. The fallout of this and other major cyberattacks over the last few years has yet to be fully realized, and the sheer scale of these breaches has caused many enterprise leaders in security to finally call for a complete rethink of their strategies going into the

ZKTeco opens Mexico office

Under the slogan “Welcome New Era”, ZKTeco has opened a new office in Mexico. Prior to the official ribbon cut, Eli Lv was introduced as the new CEO of ZKTeco Mexico and Carlos Santamaria, brand strategy center manager, highlighted the company’s access control, time and attendance, entrance control, vehicle access control, POS and software solutions and products available within the Latin American market. Just a couple of years ago, biometrics expert Sergio Valdez said that Latin America has become the

NEC provided facial recognition-based entrance control system for Taipei Summer Universiade

NEC Corporation has revealed the successful provision of an entrance control system equipped with facial recognition at the 29th Universiade, an international multi-sport event for university athletes, in Taipei, Taiwan. The system utilized NEC’s AI engine for face recognition, NeoFace, in order to authenticate individuals of the organizing staff. The facial images of individuals entering the facilities were taken as they approached the gate. As soon as staff passed their ID cards over a reader, facial recognition confirmed their identity.

Rutgers engineers develop finger vibration-based access system

Engineers at Rutgers University have developed VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users, according to a report by TechExplore. The low-cost vibration-based authentication system could eventually be used to secure access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, and appliances. “Everyone’s finger bone structure is unique, and their fingers apply different pressures on surfaces, so sensors that detect subtle physiological and behavioral differences can identify and authenticate a person,” said Yingying (Jennifer) Chen, a professor in the

Security monitoring center selects ievo biometric access control solution

A UK security firm has implemented ievo fingerprint readers at its alarm and CCTV operation center. Cougar Monitoring provides live security surveillance and rapid deployment of mobile response units and notification to emergency services nationwide. The solution combined CPNI approved ievo fingerprint readers with the Paxton Net2 access control system to provide full biometric access control. ievo ultimate readers are used at external access points and ievo micro units at internal access control points. ievo desktop registration units are kept

Scientists developing thumb-based continuous authentication solution for smartphones

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a team of researchers with a $718,000 grant to develop a thumb-based continuous authentication system that could be integrated into smartphones to detect unauthorized access, according to Illinois State University News. The team will include Jianwei La, an assistant professor at Illinois State University’s School of Information Technology. The NSF’s Division of Computer and Network Systems grant will help in developing an authentication process, which can also be used by individuals with visual

Redrock Biometrics introduces palm-based authentication solution

PalmID, a market-ready, palm-based authentication solution by Redrock Biometrics is now available commercially. PalmID features enrollment portability, so when users enroll with PalmID on one device, they are automatically enrolled on other devices with PalmID installed. Redrock also revealed that it joined the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator program to speed development of the PalmID solution. Redrock will work closely with Wells Fargo business and technology leaders through the program, exploring use cases and experimenting with the PalmID biometric solution. “We

SmartMetric to debut its biometric cyber access security card

SmartMetric will be showcasing its new multi-function biometric cybersecurity card and access control card at the Money 20/20 Conference next week. The biometric card is the size of a credit card and combines both network and physical doorway access into the one card. The card also has a bright green and red indicator light activated when a biometric scan is made, making it suitable to be used as an identity card. “By combining cybersecurity with doorway access control along with