Facial recognition trial completed at South Korea government complex

South Korea’s Government Buildings Management Office is ramping up security at public buildings with a facial recognition system following a high-profile illegal entry at one of its offices last year. According to a Korea Bizwire report, the system, developed by local IT company SysOne, so far covers 186 gates at four complexes and is responsible for monitoring some 32,000 employees and 6,000 daily visitors. The Government Buildings Management Office is officially implementing the access control system after the success of

Precise Biometrics, FPC fingerprint tech featured in Redmi Note 4X

Xiaomi has launched its Redmi Note 4X mobile device featuring Fingerprint Cards (FPC) FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. The FPC1035 sensor supports FPC OneTouch, letting you unlock the device with a simple touch. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. Also announced, Meitu has launched its T8 mobile device featuring the

ZKAccess biometric readers integrated with AMAG Symmetry Access Control system

ZKAccess announced AMAG certification completion of its OP-200 fingerprint reader integration with AMAG’s Symmetry security management platform and that it is now a member of the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. The OP-200 fingerprint reader interfaces with the Symmetry Access Control system to provide biometric capabilities without needing additional middleware. “OP-200 is just one model in our new Opera series of biometric readers designed to integrate with Symmetry,” said Manish Dalal, ZKAccess COO and product manager. ZKAccess and AMAG Technology cooperatively

U.S. government agencies increasingly adopting new biometric authentication tools

U.S. government agencies are increasingly adopting a range of biometric technologies to ­minimize cyberthreats and streamline system access, according to a report by FedTech. The Defense and Homeland Security departments have long been using fingerprint readers to facilitate physical and digital access. However, these agencies and others are increasingly investing in new biometric technologies which measure an individual’s unique physical and behavioral characteristics, including facial dimensions, ­fingerprints and irises, handprints, voiceprints, gait and signature. G. Nagesh Rao, chief technologist at

Researchers develop all-in-one authentication solution

Researchers at the University of Surrey have developed an ‘all in one’ authentication system that will allow users to verify identity using their face, eyes or fingerprints — either in combination with or instead of word-based systems — on their computers. Pass∞, developed by the Department of Computer Science’s Dr Shujun Li and PhD student Miss Nouf Aljaffan, is backward-compatible with existing computer systems enabling it to be easily added to all systems immediately with little or no alterations made

Biometric technology leveraged to improve safety in Kazakhstan

A partnership has been established to share information on how NEC’s public safety products and solutions, including facial recognition and behavioral analysis, can contribute to improving the safety and security of Kazakhstan. NEC Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading company for the Toyota Group, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kazakhstan Ministry for Investments and Development (KAZNEX INVEST) to form a partnership that will explore the provision of security solutions that will help promote favorable

Fujitsu’s technology uses biometric authentication to grant access to cloud services via IoT devices

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed a new technology that provides secure and seamless access to cloud services through IoT devices using a smartphone’s biometric authentication functionality and near-field wireless functionality. By leveraging FIDO technology which authenticates a cloud service’s user without collecting biometric information from their smartphone, Fujitsu’s new technology creates a secure network between a cloud service, an IoT device, and a smartphone, while verifying the user’s identity. As a result, users can securely and conveniently access cloud services

Unisys introduces digital banking software platform

Unisys Corporation has unveiled Elevate by Unisys, a digital banking software platform and suite of applications that assists financial institutions of all sizes with delivering a secure, omnichannel banking experience to their customers. Anchored in Unisys’ Retail Banking Delivery platform, which is used by more than 125 banks worldwide, the built-in adaptive biometric and data analytics used to identify customers, authenticate access and validate transactions also helps to reduce fraud, meet regulatory requirements and reduce PCI and related compliance costs.

Windows Hello to add feature that locks device when user moves away from camera

The upcoming Creators Update of Windows 10 will add a new feature to Windows Hello which automatically locks a device when the user walks away from the camera, according to a report by Network World. Windows 10’s security feature currently uses Azure Active Directory and hybrid environments with Azure Active Directory Connect. The Creators Update will open up Windows Hello’s use to all organizations with on-premise, Active Directory-only environments, especially those in public sector. Windows Hello will also feature Dynamic

FST Biometrics and AMAG collaborate on in-motion access control solution

AMAG Technology has certified version 3.6 of FST Biometrics‘ IMID as fully integrated with AMAG’s Symmetry access control solution, giving Symmetry users the combined benefits of AMAG’s security with the visual identification solution offered by FST. AMAG’s Symmetry architecture has been tested and approved for federal government compliance by Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM), HSPD-12 and FIPS-201 regulations. “FST Biometrics sees a high degree of consistency between our market-leading visual identification solutions and AMAG’s security management solutions,” said