Idemia has formed a global partnership with Bosch Building Technologies to target the fast-growing biometric access control market. According to market analysts, this market at $1bn in 2021, will grow to $1.4 by 2024, twice the growth of traditional access control systems.
Bosch Building Technologies offers a software solution that manages different Bosch security subsystems like access control, video surveillance, fire alarm, public address and intrusion systems on one single platform, the Bosch Building Integration System (BIS). In order to add a biometric layer to BIS, Bosch has selected Idemia’s terminals.
Bosch will offer Idemia’s MorphoWave and VisionPass contactless biometric terminals. Both terminals combine high biometric accuracy, speed and convenience with a fully touchless user experience. They operate efficiently with sanitary masks and are therefore well adapted for Covid-prevention policies. Idemia terminals are already integrated with the BIS platform and with most gates and turnstile vendors. This will greatly facilitate deployments in Bosch specific markets with a focus on commercial buildings, industrial and logistics sites, government premises and airports/seaports.
“Bosch stands for quality and reliability,” said Gregor Schlechtriem, Senior Vice President Bosch Building Technologies Business Unit Access & Intrusion. “We want to offer innovative and fascinating solutions, as our slogan ‘invented for life’ states. When our customers are going to deploy biometric terminals for their security, they will be installed for years so we want to offer them the best option. Idemia is therefore for us the right partner because of their technology expertise and field-proven quality and performances.”
“We are delighted to start this global partnership with Bosch,” added Yves Portalier, EVP Biometric Devices and Automotive at Idemia. “The combination of our biometric devices with the BIS platform will be a strong offering for companies looking for a high level of security and user convenience.”