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Rose Bruford College, Priority Group Holding select Zwipe biometric access solution

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Zwipe announced that Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School of Theatre & Performance has selected Zwipe Access to meet the school’s security needs for students and staff.

The deployment of the company’s biometric access control solution was secured by Kodit Security, Zwipe’s distribution partner and systems integrator in the United Kingdom.

“The reason we chose Zwipe Access for our educational institution is that it is such a cost effective migration to biometric access control which fits in perfectly with our existing system hardware and software platform,” David White, facilities manager at Rose Bruford, said.

Kodit Security specializes in electronic and physical security systems and has an extensive client network in the UK.

Jack Reyner, managing director at Kodit Security, said that other biometric solutions were too costly because they would require upgrading readers and software — if not the entire system.

Kodit selected Zwipe Access because of its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and “unparalleled” support, Reyner said.

“We are very pleased that Rose Bruford College has selected our solution and are very happy to be working with such a great partner in the UK, Kodit Security,” John Laws, Zwipe’s Director of Sales EMEA. “We see the education sector as an ideal use case for Zwipe Access, as it allows institutions to integrate biometric access control in a quick and cost effective manner with existing infrastructure, either for the entire premises or for secure areas such as labs and data centers. We have seen great interest throughout Europe, and are currently making progress to secure deployments with several other universities.”

In a separate announcement, Zwipe revealed that South African digital security firm Priority Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd. chose Zwipe Access as it’s preferred biometric access control solution.

The companies have signed a distribution agreement that includes the marketing, sale and distribution of Zwipe Access cards for the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which comprises of 15 countries across the southern part of the continent.

Priority Group Holdings client network features end users represent some of the region’s largest and most reputable firms and organizations within the financial, healthcare and education sectors.

“We have been providing turn-key security solutions for our customers for some time and have seen a serious demand from our far reaching customer network for biometrics, after getting to know Zwipe, we felt that Zwipe’s portfolio of solutions provided the best combination of security and convenience that we could find,” Kgaudi Mahlangu, CEO of Priority Group Holdings said “We have already placed our first order, with the first deployment taking place in Q3 this year. We are confident that our customers will see the benefit of adopting Zwipe’s solution, because it is the easiest way to upgrade to a biometrics solution without needing to change their existing access control readers.”

John Laws, Zwipe’s director of sales EMEA said biometric authentication is rapidly being adopted in Africa, both for payment and for secure identification.

“With Priority Group Holdings experience in high security system integration, and with Zwipe’s unique on-card authentication solutions, the timing is now ideal to introduce Zwipe Access to the region,” Laws said. “We are pleased that Priority Group Holdings has selected our solution, and we are excited that their customers are already testing Zwipe Access.”

Earlier this year, Zwipe secured two new orders for its biometric payment solution, the first from an undisclosed customer in Asia and the second from a global tier-1 card manufacturer.

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