Alcatraz AI settles into new Silicon Valley, Bulgaria offices to accommodate growing teams

Alcatraz AI settles into new Silicon Valley, Bulgaria offices to accommodate growing teams

Alcatraz AI has moved its Silicon Valley and Sofia, Bulgaria offices to new spaces to welcome a growing international team and prepare for the launch of the Alcatraz Rock with tailgating this summer, the company announced.

“As we move into mass production, the Alcatraz team is growing as well and so it was important for us to expand our office space both in Silicon Valley where we started, and in our Sofia, Bulgaria location as well,” said Alcatraz Founder and CEO Vince Gaydarzhiev, in a prepared statement.

The new office in the U.S. is in Redwood City, California, and has 5,500 square feet to accommodate more than 50 employees, as well as research and development efforts. The new facility in Sofia, Bulgaria is 6,500 square feet and serves as the European headquarters.

“It’s an exciting time for Alcatraz and moving into bigger and better locations and the launch of our newest Alcatraz Rock are part of it,” said Gaydarzhiev. “Our frictionless access control solution is garnering a lot of attention – particularly in times like the COVID-19 pandemic – because businesses are placing more emphasis on how to reduce touchpoints to eliminate the spread of germs in the workplace. In more secure locations, already deployed biometrics like fingerprint scanners now need to be quickly swapped, creating a great opportunity for our technology.”

Alcatraz AI develops a physical access control platform that detects tailgating and supports any access control system. It leverages 3D biometric facial recognition and artificial intelligence to replace or enhance badging as a credential.

The company’s facial biometrics were recently integrated into Boon Edam security entrance products.

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