British Airways introduces facial recognition border control gates at Heathrow airport

British Airways is introducing facial recognition-based border control technology that will seamlessly and quickly identify passengers at boarding gates in London’s Heathrow Airport, according to a report by Bloomberg. Facial recognition devices at the airport’s main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s facial features along with the boarding pass. The kiosks then run a facial scan at the gate to verify the traveler’s identity, allowing them to board the plane without displaying any documents, according to a British

MouseComputers releases Windows Hello facial recognition camera for Windows 10

MouseComputers recently made available its Mouse Facial Recognition Camera For Windows Hello (CM01-A), which allows Windows 10 users to add facial recognition capabilities to their existing device, according to a report by Supersite Windows. The company first showcased the camera last year at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 conference. The product was previously available only in the Asia Pacific market, but can now be purchased in the US through Amazon. Priced at $69.99, the MouseComputers peripheral camera features an infrared camera

Apple updates facial recognition patent claims

Apple recently added to its existing patents covering technology for automatically unlocking an iPhone using facial recognition, hinting that the company is still finalizing other biometric authentication methods to be integrated in future iPhones, according to a report by Apple Insider. The update to the patent filings comes after months of rumors and speculation that the upcoming iPhone 8 will include either an iris scanner or facial recognition software. Apple’s patent application for “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using

Keytracker integrates ievo fingerprint recognition reader into key management system

Keytracker has integrated ievo fingerprint biometric recognition technology into its key management systems to provide a higher level of security for organizations managing several priority keys. “We’ve developed our restricted key access systems for a huge variety of sectors ranging from the construction, engineering, property, education and health sectors to the automobile retail trade – anywhere where access to vehicles, plant or different areas is controlled by physical keys,” said Andy Smith, general manager of Keytracker. “By combining these systems

Biometrics-enabled e-boarding trial completed at Bengaluru airport

An e-boarding pilot, powered by Safran Identity & Security’s MorphoWave touchless biometric technology deployed in a fully operational environment, has been successfully completed at Southern India’s busiest airport, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BLR). The process throughput was developed and designed together with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of the BLR Airport, in accordance with the Indian Aviation Security Policies. It is based on real-time biometric authentication of passengers using their Aadhaar ID. Passengers are able to complete

BioConnect, Suprema to intro facial recognition device, biometric cabinet lock at ISC West 2017

BioConnect and Suprema will demonstrate their biometrics-based security and identity products next month at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas. Suprema will debut FaceStation 2, a contactless facial recognition device with multi-card support and an adjustable wall bracket to accommodate different heights. The device delivers a matching speed of 1:3,000 matches in one second whboth static and dynamic templates, enabling it to sustain a better understanding of the continually changing expressions of the face. Other key features include multi-factor authentication

Evolv raises $18M in latest round of funding

Security technology firm Evolv Technology Inc. has raised $18 million to help venues with even a limited security budget use technology such as body scanners to safeguard the building, according to a report by Techcrunch. The startup’s latest round of funding included General Catalyst, Lux Capital, Gates Ventures and Data Collective. Evolv manufactures several hardware and software products for physical security, including its Evolv Edge system, which features a five feet tall security gate that can perform rapid body scans

Suprema releases new fingerprint embedded modules

Suprema released its new SFM6000 Series fingerprint embedded modules, which delivers up to 5,000 matches per second and a user capacity of up to 25,000 fingerprint templates. For developers, the SFM6000 Series now allows for easier integration by supporting open source hardware platforms including Arduino and Raspberry pi. The new module series is designed to provide optimal fingerprint authentication solution for various applications including access control terminals, time attendance devices, door locks, alarm panels, safes, vending machines automotive, ATMs and

Smart Card Alliance rebrands, expands charter

The Smart Card Alliance has changed its name to the Secure Technology Alliance and expanded its charter to include a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies. “The Alliance’s focus has always been on engaging in industry-wide discussion and providing best practices and educational resources for designing and building secure payments, identification, access and mobile applications and systems,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and mobile, the technology used in

FST Biometrics IMID technology integrated with Genetec access control system

FST Biometrics and Genetec have partnered to integrate the FST biometric identification technology, which combines face recognition and body behavior analytics, with the Genetec Synergis access control system in its Security Center platform. As a result, FST’s In Motion Identification (IMID) technology will be deployed as a part of the Genetec Security Center. The combined solution will manage physical secure access to facilities and allow Security Center customers to maintain their existing security setup. Security Center users now have the