Biometric access control products launched by StoneLock and Hytera, Invixium signs Mexico distribution deal

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Contactless biometrics for access control continue to be a hot market area as people return to work from COVID-19 lockdowns in countries around the world. StoneLock has brought an enterprise solution to market, while Hytera has announced a new solution with temperature screening, and Invixium has signed a distribution deal.

StoneLock’s biometric reader for physical access control StoneLock Go has been officially launched to provide touchless enterprise-level authentication without the use of a photograph, the company announced.

User safety is protected by StoneLock Go’s proprietary ‘faceless’ recognition technology, and the system also addresses increasing demand for contactless access control, according to the announcement.

Features include simplified enrollment with a QR code or swipe card, and near-infrared technology that generates unique templates unrecognizable outside of StoneLock’s software, which the company says makes it effective for users of any gender, race, age or nationality. The reader also includes StoneLock’s proprietary IdentityCare algorithm, integration with the third generation of the StoneLock Gateway for enterprise credential management, and a simplified, user-friendly operational interface.

“The StoneLock GO is a revolutionary biometric edge reader designed to address our customers needs for a secure, easy to use and utterly private access control solution,” says CEO and Co-Founder Colleen Dunlap. “Rounding out our complete biometric-centric access control solution when coupled with the StoneLock Gateway, the StoneLock GO takes a significant leap forward by delivering exactly what enterprises need to secure their buildings, protect user privacy and deliver a completely contactless and simplified experience. We are proud to now have it in the hands of our customers at a time when protecting user privacy and utilizing contactless technology is of paramount importance.”

The company intends to sell StoneLock Go, which was demonstrated two years ago at Global Security Exchange to enterprises of all sizes.

Invixium reaches distribution deal for Mexico

Invixium has formed a distribution partnership with Siasa to bring biometric access control products to the Mexican market.

Siasa, which distributes biometric hardware and software throughout Latin America, will sell Invixium’s flagship IXM TITAN, the new Enhancement Kit for helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, IXM WEB and the now-touchless IXM TOUCH 2.

“Touchless security is a great need at the moment. Invixium provides a range of products that boldly answers this need,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and president of Invixium. “Biometrics have experienced a steady growth in Mexico, and SIASA is known for its longevity and expertise in biometric security. Partnering with SIASA allows Invixium to reach this key market with our unique portfolio of contactless products at the perfect time, and to work with one of the most experienced security distributors in Mexico.”

Invixium presented during Siasa’s virtual tradeshow on June 3, and also announced a distribution deal for the UK and Ireland in July.

Hytera launches facial recognition and body temperature screening device

Hytera has launched a new biometric access control solution with contactless body temperature screening and facial recognition to validate the identity of employees for automated building access.

Features of the new Hytera SmartGuard include scanning from between 12 and 20 inches distance for temperature accuracy within 0.54 degree Fahrenheit, providing an audible alarm and alerts to management in the case of detected temperature above a set threshold. High-definition facial recognition is aided by an anti-backlight camera, detecting faces within 200ms and detecting spoofs with 99.8 percent accuracy, according to the company. Recognition accuracy is not affected by masks, Hetera claims, and web-based management software tracks all interactions with the devices throughout a facility.

The network device connects through an RJ-45 port or built-in WiFi, and interactions can be monitored with Android devices or the Hytera PNC550.

“Hytera SmartGuard provides non-contact fever detection to create a safer work environment as people return to work and assemble indoors,” Hytera America VP Sales Tom Wineland says. “This all-in-one facial recognition, temperature screening, and access control device is easy to configure and install for enhanced safety and security.”

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