Suprema to offer contactless biometrics in new workforce management and access control push

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Suprema Inc. has announced it is refocusing efforts on fully integrated access control solutions to provide physical access and time and attendance controls to support pandemic recovery efforts.

The company’s portfolio includes a range of end-to-end systems for touchless credentialing, including facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics and the BioStar 2 platform developed by Suprema ID. RFID communications and remote and contactless mobile devices provide versatility, proven performance, reliability and cost-efficiency needed by security professionals and organizations, according to the announcement.

“As access control and workforce management solutions have continued to inch higher and higher on the C-suite’s list of enterprise level technologies, the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly elevated these systems to the ‘must have’ status,” said Young S. Moon, CEO of Suprema Inc. “It’s no longer an issue of simply controlling individuals’ access to a facility, it’s now become a health safety issue that directly impacts business operations and liability.”

Suprema says that it is active in 140 countries around the world and has the number one share of the biometric access control market in the EMEA region, with an estimated 1 billion people worldwide using Suprema technologies.

In addition to biometric scanners and RFID-enabled hardware, Suprema offers the management and control software, mobile applications, access controllers and peripherals to go with them. The company claims this results in seamless integration in any configuration, and reduces system design burdens, installation time and costs. The recently-introduced Suprema G-SDK further enhances the company’s integration capabilities by leveraging a unique gRPC open source RPC framework to communicate across platforms.

Adding thermal camera technology to access control systems has become a widespread practice in the industry as businesses prepare to meet new requirements to create safe work conditions, but the details of such deployments are critical to their effectiveness, Suprema America Sales Director Bob Carrino points out in an article on the company’s website.

“All the discussion about thermal camera technology is most definitely relevant, but also somewhat misleading,” Carrino contends. “There needs to be a comprehensive system solution operating in the background thermal imaging camera for it to be considered a pragmatic solution being that most facility entrances are not physically manned.”

If an entry-point is not staffed, the system should also perform actions, such as sending an alert and locking the door, which require an intelligent back-end. The key, according to Carrino, is to have an open platform which supports an end-to-end solution, can be integrated with this party technologies, and offers multiple contactless screening capabilities.

Carrino concludes that after years of working for the attention of SMB owners and C-level executives, they are now calling him.

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