Honeywell to resell Invixium contactless biometrics as access control market set to surge
Honeywell Commercial Security has entered a global distribution agreement with Invixium to resell its contactless biometric product portfolio to its international web of security partners, including system integrators and resellers, the company announced.
“This agreement allows us to expand our frictionless access offerings to provide our enterprise customers with choices as we work with them to customize their integrated security systems solutions and support their reopening strategies,” said Marcus Logan, global offering leader, Enterprise Solutions, Honeywell Commercial Security, in a prepared statement. “Invixium’s touchless biometric solutions align with Healthy Buildings solutions to help our customers create safer and healthier environments.”
By embedding Invixium’s biometric technology with Honeywell’s Pro-Watch Security Management Suite through IXM WEB, one- or two-way database-to-database synchronization of user credentials is enabled to streamline access control deployment.
“This agreement with Honeywell allows us to better support organizations around the world as they focus on protecting their workforces and restoring business operations,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and president of Invixium, in a prepared statement. “The latest additions to our continually evolving portfolio of biometric products provide Honeywell Commercial Security’s global network of resellers with solutions for an ever-changing business environment going forward.”
The biometrics company has just introduced two touchless systems with facial recognition to assist companies as they’re preparing to reopen following COVID-19. The TITAN Enhancement Kit turns the IXM TITAN device in a health kiosk that leverages dual-camera tear duct thermography to check users’ body temperature when entering the workplace. The second release is IXM TOUCH 2’s software upgrade to operate completely contactless and process through facial recognition technology up to 5,000 users.
Earlier in August, Invixium signed a distribution partnership with Siasa to bring biometric access control products to the Mexican market.
According to MarketsandMarkets, the international access control market is estimated to surge from $8.6 billion in 2020 to $12.8 billion by 2025, at a CAGR growth of 8.2 percent. The growth is driven by increased awareness in home security systems, tech innovation and extensive adoption of wireless security.
In the given timeframe, biometric readers will see the highest growth rate, while most access control system implementations will occur in residential premises to address a growing crime rate. Looking at regions, APAC is forecast to register the fastest growth, with China being the fastest growing country in this region. North America will be the main driver in access control deployments. The increasing number of cyberattacks has enabled governments and companies to boost security products with biometric and RFID technologies.