BioSec’s palm vein biometrics for access control installed at German construction site
In partnership with IT security company Secobit, BioSec Group’s biometric physical access control system GateKeeper has been rolled out at a construction site in Germany to allow access only to authorized people, the company announced.
BioSec’s palm vein recognition system works with a hand wave and under any environment conditions, whether dirty, dusty, outdoor conditions or frequently changing users, according to the announcement. Employees no longer need carry access cards or physical IDs to access the construction site. Only those who attended an Occupational Safety and Health Training can access the site by showing their hands for authentication.
The system can also prevent certain employees from entering the site, supporting security guards, and can operate as a temporary authentication point. GateKeeper delivers 1:N authentication for a high number of employees with roughly 1 second authentication time, completely replacing access cards to reduce costs.
“People often think about biometric access control solutions as a secure alternative for opening doors, but they have much more potential. We can open doors in offices, factories or laboratories to name a few, but we can also open gates, turnstiles or mobile access points in a desert or on the top of a mountain,” said BioSec Group CEO Péter Györgydeák in a prepared statement.
In April, BioSec upgraded GateKeeper with a third-party body temperature detection tool.