ISC West to showcase contactless biometric access control advances

A leading theme at this year’s ISC West, 19-21 July in Las Vegas, is the advancements of biometric technology and how it can be utilised to its fullest potential. With the past year forcing us to reflect and change the way we think about access control, businesses have increasingly adopted contactless technology and are helping to combat the pandemic with innovations such as mask detection and fever screening.

Keyless technology, in particular, is fast becoming a predominant feature of this year’s ISC West and is continuing to show an increase in uptake among businesses as the use of identity authentication technology has risen rapidly in recent years. In a report published by security industry specialists Imperial Capital, this sector outpaced all others from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019 with a 35.1% gain in company valuation multiples

Amongst the various exhibitors showcasing this year, Union Community is introducing its newly-developed contactless multi-modal biometric access control system with integrated fever detection, which the company hopes will accelerate its entry into the US market. The company will also present its developed ALPETA Sync integration software for Genetec Security Centre, allowing Genetec users to implement Union Community’s multi-modal biometric terminals for contactless access control with iris and facial recognition without making further changes to their security system.

Genetec will also be showing off a range of access control technologies at ISC West as it is now being recognised as one of the fastest-growing access control software providers within the industry. “We’re happy to see the positive changes that are happening in the fight against Covid-19″, says Kyle Hurt, Senior Director of Sales for North America at Genetec, Inc.

“As a global organisation, we are continuing to remain vigilant, and we will take measured approaches based on each region’s path to recovery. As things are looking up in the US, we’re excited at the prospect of being able to see our customers, colleagues, and partners in person at ISC West, and we look forward to reconnecting with everyone in Las Vegas.”

TBS is also launching a milestone innovation in touchless biometrics for access control applications at this year’s event. With the single biggest cause of disease transmission being based on what we touch, the germs we leave behind, and the germs we pick up from what other people have touched, TBS biometric readers’ are set to enhance security, increase the efficiency of identification, and reduce the risk of spreading diseases.

In addition, RealNetworks will demonstrate its SAFR for Surveillance at ISC West, SAFR for Surveillance at ISC West, including SAFR Inside edge integrations with Axis cameras, Nvidia and Android platforms, and Genetec’s VMS. The company will also display its SAFR for Access Control and its new passive biometric liveness detection feature.

Suprema is showing off its new X-Station 2 and FaceStation F2 contactless biometric devices, along with its BioStar 2 solution at the show, in the first year the company will operate a stand-alone booth. “ISC West 2021 is the first international conference Suprema is participating since the outbreak of COVID-19,” says Bob Carrino, Sales Director at Suprema America. “We are happy to be able to meet customers and partners face-to-face to introduce our latest products and innovative BioStar 2 access control solutions. Our solutions have much to offer especially in the post-pandemic era and we are always eager to hear customer feedback.”

An important part of ISC West is the SIA Education@ISC Program, providing critical information with over 60 sessions from over 115 confirmed speakers, discussing the newest and most relevant technologies in the industry, including biometric advancements. Participants completing sessions through SIA Education@ISC may be eligible to receive: ALOA – Education Credits (AEU) ASIS – Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE) NICET- Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD).


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