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New enterprise biometric security devices launched by Akuvox and Kronos

New enterprise biometric security devices launched by Akuvox and Kronos

A pair of new devices have been launched to the enterprise security market, one offering biometrics for building entry and one expected to support them in the future for time and attendance control.

A new intercom from Akuvox featuring facial recognition is being launched to the UK building access control market by distributor CIE, Inside CI reports.

The Akuvox R29C intercom provides a 7-inch color touchscreen with an infrared facial recognition system for hands-free operation. The device also offers QR code recognition to enable one-time or short-term access for visitors such as delivery drivers or service engineers, as well as NFC, RFID, and Bluetooth support. The QR code is typically generated through the Akuvox SmartApp.

The intercom is IP65 rated for environmental durability, making it appropriate for outside deployments, and it supports ONVIF open standards for integration with other IP systems such as CCTV cameras.

“Akuvox is a new brand in our security portfolio and we are really excited to be kicking off our relationship with the UK launch of the R29C,” says Chris Edwards, Marketing Director of CIE Group. “It is a genuinely groundbreaking product that pushes the boundaries of intercom technology into new and emerging areas. These new features, such as facial recognition, are not a case of style-over-substance, but have been carefully developed in the interest of end-user benefit and functionality.”

Kronos has unveiled its new Kronos InTouch DX at its KronosWorks event, a timeclock which is expected to support biometric facial recognition in a future release to enable employee sign-in without a badge or PIN entry, and accelerate customers’ digital transformations.

The company bill the InTouch DX as the first intelligent time clock combining consumer-grade personalization, enterprise-level intelligence, and the durability of Kronos’ time and attendance solutions. The device also supports Kornos’ Workforce Dimensions suite to deliver operational insights.

Employees can receive personal alerts, manage time off requests and shift swaps through the terminal’s 7-inch color LCD capactive touchscreen.

This post was updated at 3:06 pm Eastern time on November 22, 2019, to clarify that the Kronos InTouch DX does not yet support facial recognition.

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