Bosch Building Technologies partners with IDEMIA to provide biometric access control solutions to its customers. Bosch is best known for its Building Integration System (BIS), which combines a number of different security functions under one software.
Older versions of BIS supported everything from fire alarms and CCTV to the public address system. The partnership with IDEMIA will add biometric access control terminals to the mix. The BIS is now specifically compatible with IDEMIA’s MorphoWave fingerprint scanner, and with its VisionPass facial recognition terminal.
As a result, IDEMIA will be able to seamlessly install both solutions in all offices, factories and commercial buildings that operate on the larger BIS platform. The MorphoWave is a non-contact scanner that matches four fingerprints when someone passes their hand through their device, while VisionPass comes with built-in 2D, 3D, and infrared cameras that can match up to 30 faces in one minute. .
Together, the two companies hope to capture a portion of a $ 1.4 billion biometric access control market by 2024. They argue that biometric access control is more efficient and reliable. than traditional security methodologies like ID cards, which can be copied. or stolen and therefore do not offer the same guarantees of identity as immutable biometrics that cannot be shared with another person. Contactless devices can also identify people wearing masks and are more hygienic in a post-COVID-19 environment.
“We are delighted to start this global partnership with Bosch,” said Yves Portalier, Executive Vice President of IDEMIA Biometric Devices and Automotive. “The combination of our biometric devices with the BIS platform will constitute a solid offer for companies looking for a high level of security and comfort of use. “
VisionPass was named best biometric solution at the SIA New Product Showcase Awards in July 2020, while IDEMIA installed MorphoWave in its own offices in Tokyo. Telefónica also began marketing MorphoWave to its own customers earlier this year.
July 13, 2021 – by Eric Weiss