Suprema wins security award for its biometric access control solutions

Suprema has been recognized in A&S’s 2017 Security 50 rankings for the seventh year in a row. The Security 50 from A&S magazine is an annual ranking of publicly listed physical security manufacturers around the globe solely based on sales revenue. In the 2017 Security 50 rankings, Suprema moved from 31st to 30th with 2016 annual revenue of US$66.2M and is the only dedicated biometrics company among the ‘Access Control Product Group’. Suprema ranked 4th in Access Control rankings after

Zwipe completes $4.3M private placement

Zwipe has completed a $4.3 million private placement of new shares to existing and new investors. “We are pleased that our value proposition – easy, secure and fast authentication – is acknowledged by both our investors and partners, as demonstrated by this capital raise as well as the progress we see in all our verticals,” said Kim Humborstad, Zwipe CEO. The biometrics technology company has commercialized two products, Access and ID cards which, according to a company statement, have near-term

B.C. government expands use of BIO-key fingerprint authentication solution

The Province of British Columbia is expanding its use of BIO-key’s fingerprint authentication solution, WEB-key. The B.C. government first deployed BIO-key’s technology in 2012 to enable secure self-service access for identity information management and authentication services. Now, BIO-key’s WEB-key solution is being deployed into new areas, leveraging biometric authentication to augment physical access control in a new facility. “By leveraging international standards for biometric data, BIO-key is able to provide the Province with a flexible, secure, and highly scalable platform

G4S partners with Zwipe to offer easy deployment of biometric access control

Canadian security solutions firm G4S has partnered with Zwipe to offer its customers the latest in biometric access control solutions. Zwipe Access is a fingerprint-activated contactless credential that works with existing 125kHz or 13.56MHz infrastructure. Only after activation by a fingerprint scan will the card allow communication with a reader, combining the security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless credentials. Only the rightful owner of the card can use it, and the fingerprint data cannot be

Fujitsu predicts shared car industry, AV to drive biometrics integration in vehicles

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) will soon enable fingerprints and iris scans to replace keys for unlocking and driving cars, according to Fujitsu America. The majority of shared cars is use will have utilization rates over 50 percent by 2030, according to research recently released by the company. That represents a major increase over 5 percent utilization rates for shared cars today, and will drive MaaS adoption, the company says. Frost & Sullivan research indicates that more than 20 million cars could be

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