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Biometrics to drive physical access control system market growth

New integrations announced by Precise Biometrics, StoneLock and Genetec
Biometrics to drive physical access control system market growth

The worldwide market for physical access control systems will grow at a 9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020 through 2031, with rapid gains by biometric systems across diverse end-user groups, according to a new report from Fact.MR. Companies including Precise Biometrics. StoneLock and Genetec are expanding their offerings in anticipation of that market growth, meanwhile.

The 170-page ‘Physical Access Control System (PACS) Market…Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031’ report suggests biometrics and card-based systems will drive the market for suppliers and manufacturers, as biometrics are required for most high-security applications.

Biometrics, including fingerprint, face and voice recognition, among other modalities, are expected to make up a 40 percent share of the PACS equipment market during the forecast period.

The retail and corporate sectors are expected to spur growth of access control systems with and without biometrics. Europe and North America are expected to remain the dominant regional markets for physical access control systems, according to the forecast.

Physical access control sales are expected to increase in the BFSI, healthcare, manufacturing, services, communication and media, transportation and utilities, institutions, and residential sectors.

New integrations by Korean university, Precise Biometrics, StoneLock and Genetec

A research team at the South Korean government-backed Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) has developed a face biometrics-based access control system for entrance management which it says has 99 percent accuracy, and works with face masks, Aju Business Daily reports.

The system was developed in collaboration with local AI companies to support domestic growth in the industry. The Institute says suggests the biometric access control system for government offices, public institutions, factories and airports.

Precise Biometrics partners with Sensative

Precise Biometrics is partnering with IoT company Sensative to bring face biometrics to smart city, smart building and smart home access control systems.

The biometric capabilities of Precise YOUNiQ will be integrated with Sensative’s Yggio platform to provide convenient and secure access to facilities.

“The collaboration with Sensative is a great example of our strategy to partner with modern and innovative platform providers for the scale of YOUNiQ,” says Precise CEO Stefan K. Persson. “Sensative has created a unique platform for connecting smart cities, buildings and end-user services to IoT networks through one open API, and we are excited to provide them with safe and convenient identification technology to further enhance their digital offering.”

StoneLock integrates with Johnson Controls

StoneLock has announced the integration of its StoneLock GO ‘faceless’ biometric scanner with Johnson Controls Access Control’s Tyco Software House solution for the enterprise market.

The partnership brings together the companies’ capabilities for contactless security and event management to enhance security, privacy, and ease of use, according to the announcement.

The Tyco Software House C-Cure 9000 access control solution combines critical security and business applications with a single user interface, and now combines with the StoneLock GO to enable employee access to secure areas as part of multi-factor authentication or without presenting a badge or credential.

“The StoneLock frictionless, hassle-free solution offers one of the industry’s only enrollment and authentication solutions that completely eliminates physical touch by the end-user to capture necessary features while utilizing biometric templates that are 100 percent non-recognizable outside of the solution,” states Colleen Dunlap, CEO and co-founder of StoneLock. “Delivering robust security, user privacy and a contactless and simplified experience, we are confident this integration with Johnson Controls will enhance existing technologies installed in facilities worldwide.”

Genetec updates federal govt access control platform

Genetec has enhanced its access control solution developed for the U.S. federal government with support for Veridt Access Control readers.

The update to the Genetec Security Center Synergis platform, which is approved for FICAM (Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management), further expands its portfolio of supported non-proprietary FICAM-certified solutions, giving federal customers a wider range of choices to validate the validate Personal Identity Verification (PIV, PIV-I, CAC, and TWIC) of federal employees and contractors.

The Veridt family of ID readers includes both biometric and nonbiometric configurations.

“By bringing these new nonproprietary options to market with partners such as Veridt, HID and Mercury, we are offering government customers a choice of simple-to-deploy and cost-effective solutions so that they can easily comply with FICAM requirements while leveraging the most robust and extensible software solution on the market,” says Genetec Enterprise Systems Business Development Manager for Federal and DOD Justin Himelberger.

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