CPI, Zwipe partner on easy biometric upgrade for data center cabinets

Chatsworth Products (CPI) has partnered with Zwipe on a highly secure, easy-to-deploy, dual-factor biometric access control system for data center cabinets using Zwipe Access Cards and CPI Electronic Access Control (EAC) Solutions. Zwipe Access offers contactless, biometric authentication in a fingerprint-activated card. By touching the sensor on the card, the card owner verifies their identity, and the positive fingerprint authentication allows the card to communicate with the reader. The fingerprint data is registered and securely encrypted and stored on the

CN deploys FST Biometrics’ IMID solution for access control

FST Biometrics has successfully deployed its In Motion Identification (IMID) solution, integrated with Automatic Systems‘ SmartLane turnstiles, at CN’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada. FST’s contactless system is installed at all perimeter access points of CN’s headquarters, as well as at the entrance of the corporate child daycare center. Canadian integrator Infynia Security oversaw the implementation and integration process at CN’s headquarters. The process included installing FST’s IMID software and Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles to provide access to its 3,000 employees,

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.

Apple developing redesigned 2018 iPad with facial recognition

Apple is developing a redesigned iPad that could be released as early as 2018 that integrates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and the Face ID facial recognition feature, according to a report by Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter. Despite these new features, the new iPad is unlikely to include an OLED screen, which more accurately reproduces colors. The sources, who asked not to be identified talking about private product development, confirmed that at least one new

Singapore government researching facial recognition applications

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Singapore recently revealed a new security screening solution developed by a team comprised of employees from the Republic of Singapore Navy and DSTA Defence Science and Technology Agency, according to a report by OpenGov Asia. Announced on the ministry’s Facebook page, the “Smart Base Access” solution uses a smartphone app and facial recognition technology to expedite the security screening process for visitors when they enter Singapore Armed Forces bases. The system can cut down on

NEXT Biometrics mass ships new fingerprint sensors for notebooks

NEXT Biometrics has begun mass production shipments of its NB-2034-S2 sensor module, designed for the notebook, tablet and access control markets. The module is the first in a series of the company’s high performance, cost-efficient fingerprint modules based on NEXT’s second generation ASIC, the NB-A520. The NB-2034-S2 module is based on a single semiconductor controller, the NB-A520 ASIC, which includes an integrated microcontroller that provides greater flexibility in product design and a reduction in system cost. The number of external

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

Automated security eGate market to grow 9% CAGR from 2017-2021

Technavio has published its latest market research report on the global automated security e-gate market, which examines key trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Titled “Global Automated Security E-gate Market 2017-2021“, the report forecasts the global automated security e-gate market to grow at a CAGR of close to 9 percent during the forecast period. Countries like the US and those in the European Union (EU) have comprehensive policies for reinforcing border security. Meanwhile, emerging economies such as

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