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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 deleted or extracted from the card.

According to Chief Business Development Officer at G4S Canada, Tim Saunders, the company partnered with the Norwegian biometric tech company because Zwipe’s portable biometric reader allows companies to upgrade to dual factor authentication without having to change a single reader or install any additional infrastructure. And Zwipe solutions function independent of a database, meaning that the user’s biometric information is stored only on the card.

In September, it was announced that Nexus is now selling Zwipe’s biometric access smartcards via the online portal Nexus GO Cards as a Service.

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