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BioConnect and Genetec biometric access control tech secures Telehouse data centers in NY

BioConnect and Genetec biometric access control tech secures Telehouse data centers in NY

KDDI Group subsidiary Telehouse America has upgraded its data centers in New York with biometric fingerprint and facial recognition, and advanced layers of physical security to replace a legacy system in Staten Island and Manhattan, the company announced.

The visitor management process has been completely revamped by installing fingerprint and facial recognition developed by BioConnect along with Deister key management technologies. Visitor requests are automated with Genetec’s ClearID physical identity and access management technology.

“We wanted a unified and modern security solution that could accommodate the latest technologies to ensure the highest security, internal team efficiency and auditing/reporting capabilities that protect our client assets,” Telehouse Senior Director of the Corporate Division Milad Abdelmessih said in a prepared statement.

For over 25 years, Telehouse America has been using securing measures such as monitored video surveillance and non-stop access control systems to secure customer data. Biometrics integrator Genetec’s Omnicast video surveillance system and the Synergis access control system monitor 400 cameras and 400 doors. To boost security, the access control system monitors and controls every data center suite and all corridors, elevators, and common areas.

Telehouse uses a map-based open architecture interface to find doors and cameras in real-time, and to keep a general overview of the sites. The system also comes with a MAGOS radar perimeter detection system to identify threats. Security Center operators and intercom devices at doors and shipping docks can now use two-way calling thanks to the built-in Sipelia intercom from Genetec.

“Since implementing the Security Center unified platform, securing our site and managing our visitors has become much easier,” Abdelmessih added. “Having that unified security view ensures our staff can see what’s happening and respond without delay. Even from an operational standpoint, we’re delivering more value and assurance to our customers with detailed auditing and reporting. As we continue to evolve our security operations, I think Genetec will be a very long-term partner for us.”

The international access control market is projected to grow from $8.6 billion in 2020 to $12.8 billion by 2025, at a CAGR growth of 8.2 percent. Over the next years, biometric readers will register the highest growth rate.

On the other hand, the global data center security market is expected to reach $19.58 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 15.61 percent, following a spike in targeted cyberattacks, increasing data traffic and the need for secured connectivity, Fior Markets reports. Solutions for compliance management, data protection, access control, threat and application security, and monitoring and surveillance represent the major market share.

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