Honeywell partners with AerVision on AI and biometrics via PropTech Hub

Second cohort announced in collaboration with YBF Sydney
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Honeywell partners with AerVision on AI and biometrics via PropTech Hub

Startup accelerator YBF Sydney has announced AerVision Technologies will join the early-stage companies of its PropTech Hub to collaborate with automation giant Honeywell on innovative technology solutions for smart buildings, including biometrics.

AerVision represents the second cohort of the project, and will now join Nube iO and Calumino that were part of the first one.

The company develops safety and security solutions using artificial intelligence, computer vision, biometrics, Internet-of-Things, and video analytics.

AerVision was founded in 2013, and now has offices in both Australia and the U.S. The company provides AI and machine learning technologies to run applications such as face, iris and palm vein biometrics, cardless access control and IoT crowd analytics at the network edge.

Commenting on the news, AerVision CEO Abbas Bigdeli said he strongly believed in the power of collaboration that can arise from working with industry giants.

“Having direct access to solution architects and account managers in an organization of Honeywell’s caliber will help us validate our technology and scale our offerings,” Bigdeli said.

“We are looking forward to working with the other innovative companies within the cohort to break new barriers.”

During the first part of the project, Nube iO worked with Honeywell on IoT controls for buildings, which were deployed across Sydney, as well as on a project at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Calumino, on the other hand, collaborated with the industrial automation giant on creating a mass-deployable, plug-and-play temperature screening device.

Given AerVision’s expertise in AI-powered security biometrics solutions, the collaboration with Honeywell is an interesting one to watch.

It would not be the first time Honeywell shows interest in digital identity as the company has recently partnered with Invixium on biometric access control solutions.

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