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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 with ievo’s biometric recognition technology and the corresponding software, we have created an ultra-secure solution that ensures and tracks the release of specific keys to specific people.”

The integrated solution, Restricted Key Access System, incorporates advanced hardware with easy to operate administration software restricting access to only those keys the user is authorised to use.

The solution also prevents people from using stolen swipe cards or pin codes to fraudulently access restricted areas.

The registration process for ievo has been integrated into Keytracker’s existing software, which simplifies the user experience and saves both the end user and installer time and money.

Smith said the company is currently in talks with potential clients within healthcare for a range of applications, including the areas of drug storage, logistics and construction.

“We’re delighted to be working with Keytracker to provide the ultimate in key access security systems,” said Richard Forsyth, UK sales manager of ievo Ltd. “By the addition of our biometric recognition system, we’ve created an additional level of security to accessing keys for a variety of purposes. Operators can now very easily establish access to specific keys and the track this for external security and internal administrative purposes.”

ievo ultimate readers use an advanced sensor which leverages multispectral imaging (MSI) technology to scan and capture data.

The technology uses multiple light sources to penetrate levels of moisture and debris present on the skin to read data points of up to 4mm below its surface.

Using this method, a high number of uniquely identifiable data points can be recognized and leveraged for a more accurate, reliable and efficient verification process.

Designed for both external and internal use, the readers include an internal thermostat controlled heater allowing them to operate in conditions as low as -20˚C (-4˚F) and their IP65 rating allows them to function in levels of heavy rain.

Previously reported, ievo signed a new distribution partnership with Northwood Technology, providing Irish customers access to ievo’s biometric products.

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