Siedle USA CEO Showcases Next Generation Intercom Security Technology
Siedle USA CEO, Karl Lamprecht recently stopped by to showcase the next generation of Intercom security technology including 3D face recognition, touch panel, mobile phone video connectivity, and many more features.
3D FACE RECOGNITION
Adatis TouchEntry / FaceEntry biometric features such as the face are unique and identify a person without any doubt. Face detection also provides a high level of acceptance because it€˜s safe, quick and easy to use. It requires no contact and is therefore harmless and hygienic. The technology which is used by Adatis is based on latest research results, working with a three-dimensional acquisition of the face in the invisible infrared range. When a face in front of the camera is detected, it is measured three dimensional and the extracted features are compared against features stored in a database of the unit. All this takes less than one second. As only abstract features are stored a reconstruction of a face from the features is not possible. Operation does not require any user interaction: If the person standing in front of the door is enrolled, i.e. in the data base, the door opens automatically.
ACCESS CONTROL – TIME AND ATTENDANCE
For small installations with a single door or a few doors FaceEntry-XT/TouchEntry-XT operates in stand-alone mode without a server. Authorized and enrolled staff members are stored in an internal database. If several systems are installed at a site, operation in server mode is recommended: Access data is centrally stored and managed in a server database. For integration into existing or large installations the system works in reader mode: User data is gathered via biometry, RFID card or PIN code and transmitted to a centralized management system. Communication is accomplished either via Ethernet (TCP/IP) or via a serial port with appropriate protocols. The management system grants or denies access and controls the FaceEntry/TouchEntry terminal. The flexibility of the LCD touch screen allows the system also to be used for time and attendance.
BIOMETRY, RFID, PIN-CODE
FaceEntry® allows the combination of biometry using 3D face detection, RFID and PIN code. So you can enhance the security according to your requirements or migrate from traditional access cards to a state-of-the-art biometric system
INTUITIVE TOUCH INTERFACE
Ever since the proliferation of smartphones, everyone knows the benefits of touch technology. By pointing a finger you ring the door bell or choose a contact from the phone list – nice to have this now also available for your entrance.
Visitors either choose their desired point of contact directly using the built-in phone book – or ring the door bell for the receptionist. As the unit is networked, distance does not matter any more and the receiving station can be anywhere in the world. The high quality echo cancellation allows for natural voice communication, without loosing a word. At the same time you will see the person and the situation in front of the door, live and in color, anytime, even if no one is ringing.
Contact us to learn more about Siedle’s next generation of Intercom security technology. The Paragon team can help make the most of your security investments with an integrated system solution. Paragon Security proudly serves customers throughout New York, including in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and elsewhere in NYC.
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 by Paragon
Innovative Security Solutions For Personal Property Safety
Ongoing advances in surveillance, access control and a number of other tools are driving innovation and pushing capabilities beyond their traditional limit.
Residential Security Transformations
Home and apartment security systems are undergoing accelerated evolution due largely to the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other advanced mobile gadgets. The emergence of next-generation mobile devices has provided homeowners and other residential decision-makers with advanced monitoring capabilities, allowing individuals to check in on their property at any time.
While many technologies are contributing to the growing home security industry, the proliferation of integrated security systems, which provide decision-makers with access to multiple solutions via a single interface, is among the most significant. This is because unified solutions enable homeowners to monitor and make adjustments to their security solutions from virtually anywhere.
Although residential security are seeing a boost, they are not be the only segment security growing.
Access Control Gets Personal
Imagine having the ability to identify people by characteristics that cannot be changed, including physical appearances or behavioral tendencies. These technologies, called biometrics, exist today and are increasingly being incorporated into access control systems for authentication purposes.
While near-field communications (NFC) technologies on smartphones are often more convenient for access control than traditional lock and key solutions, they are still vulnerable, as smartphones can be lost. A fingerprint, on the other hand, is always available and cannot be duplicated, minimizing the chance of fraud.
A report by Global Industry Analysts confirmed that biometrics is the fastest-growing segment of the expanding access control market, increasing at a CAGR of more than 13 percent through 2017. The overall access control industry, on the other hand, is slated to generate more than $14 billion by the same time.
Surveillance Meets Advanced Computing
In addition to access control and residential security tools experiencing change, video surveillance will also get a boost from the increased deployment of cloud-based and network cameras. These transformations will be ongoing as both the private and consumer landscape get more familiar and comfortable with cloud computing technologies.
As cloud and other IP cameras continue to mature, decision-makers across industries will be encouraged to adopt the solutions to enhance video quality, reduce costs and simplify maintenance processes.
Next year will be a monumental year for a number of technologies both in and outside the private sector. By planning ahead and implementing next-generation policies and procedures, companies and homeowners may deploy advanced solutions without delay or problems. In doing so, they may use innovative solutions to keep sensitive and other personal property safe without spending too much, which will remain important as the macroeconomic crisis carries on unabated.
Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015 by Paragon Security
Biometric pet finder
There is a new biometric device that will silence even the most biting of critics: According to a story recently published on www.post-gazette.com, a biometric access control app can help you find your lost pet. The app is known as Finding Rover, and it allows animal shelters to send photos of dogs to an online database.
Each image is run through a software program which measures the eight distinctive dog biometrics that are unique to every dog, such as the size of the eyes and positioning of the snout. This allows pet professionals to use an ordinary smart phone as a biometric reader.
Back at home, distraught owners submit snapshots of their missing dogs, and facial markers from the snapshots are compared to measurements in the lost dog database created by the Finding Rover app. When a match is found, a happy reunion is an email away.
Right now Finding Rover is available only in San Diego County. The response so far has been tremendous and the owners are seeking funds to make it a nationwide service.
Biometrics, like any technology, can be used with malicious intent. But they can also be used to advance causes as noble and universal as uniting man with his best friend.
Contact Paragon Security New York for information on the advanced uses of biometric devices.
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Paragon Security
A New Way to Identify When You Fly
Travelers everywhere have been dreaming of a day when they can keep their passports and identification cards tucked away in their carry-on’s as non-essential components of the standard airport security protocol. Not to mention, what happens if you lose your driver’s license or forget your passport? A new trend is emerging across some of the United States most popular airports, including the well-traveled McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, that can alleviate travelers’ anxiety around providing paper-based identification.
According to an article published in www.latimes.com, starting in mid-August, McCarran International will join the list of 10 other major United States airports who support biometric screening as a method of access control in place of standard identification practices. Biometric readers allow travelers to use their fingerprints and irises to identify themselves. For a $179 yearly fee, travelers can pay the company Clear to utilize their kiosks at supporting airports. This yearly fee allows flyers to have the option to rely on biometric security measures over the age-old identification procedures.
Clear, the company taking the lead on biometric screening in airports, plans to make the screening process even further expedited by providing members-only security lines. Along with the TSA’s Precheck security program, the two programs can radically expedite travelers’ wait time.
Undoubtedly as more travelers learn about ways they can save time and hassle, biometric screening will become increasingly popular, and the need for biometric readers and access control systems in airports will increase. In response to growing and future demand, Paragon Security NYC offers a wide array of biometric readers and access control systems for any place of business.
Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014 by Paragon Security
Biometric Readers A La Carte
Fed up with time card manipulation and endless lost key cards, food and restaurant industry members are turning to biometric devices for better timekeeping and access control.
These small electronic devices, some of which can integrate directly with Point of Sales (POS) systems equipment, use encrypted images based on individual fingerprints to identify managers and employees when they clock in for work or enter and exit a facility.
Because employees cannot manually override or edit the information that is collected, time card data is accurate, the company has complete accountability in case of a loss and security is enhanced because keys and key cards are not lost or stolen.
When employees depart a business, there is no need to change their access codes or collect their key cards–the biometric device is simply reprogrammed once to void that individual from the system, saving a lot of labor.
Biometric solutions are incredibly affordable, too; many units cost less than $100.
Paragon Security NYC offers a wide array of biometric readers and access control systems for your place of business, so please contact us today to learn more and discuss all of your options.
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 by Paragon Security
The Diversity of Biometric Technology
What was once thought to be science fiction is now becoming a very real technology. Biometric readers, which operated based on unique information that cannot be replicated, are becoming more and more common place. According to a story published in findbiometrics.com, institutions such as UC Irvine use palm-vein biometrics to protect their labs from curious eyes. The Marque, a social club found in Texas, relies on facial recognition software to allow entry. If someone’s face isn’t programmed in, the door simply won’t open for them. Winthrop University employs biometrics in place of student cards, in the form of iris recognition software. Finally, fingerprint biometrics are becoming extremely common, and a prime example of this is SuperNAP data centers in Las Vegas. These data centers store critical information on a number of different topics, making it crucial that no one can gain access.
In addition to these examples, biometric access control systems are becoming more and more diverse in the consumer market. Gun safes, door locks, and other common access control systems have all been implemented, with hundreds of more ideas proposed. Because it is impossible to forge biometric information, these locks are completely secure and cannot be breached by traditional means of lock picking.
Paragon Security NYC is one of the leading firms specializing in biometric technology. Consult their experts about finding the best biometric reader device for your place of business.
Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Paragon Security
Growing Demand for Biometric Readers
Voice and fingerprint recognition hardware and software designs have advanced and improved greatly over the past few years.
According to a recent report by the technology advisory company TechNavio, consumers are using biometric readers more often and requests for biometric technology have skyrocketed.
Several factors play into the market demand:
– Biometric security systems have become easier to mass produce and distribute.
– Mobile phone and biometric authentications have become linked because of partnerships between companies that provide phone-based authentication and companies that provide biometrics authentication.
– Mobile users are also fueling demand in other ways. TechNavio found that more users are seeking better security for online transactions. Additionally, banks have focused their efforts on educating the public about the technology used. This push has made people in general, non-mobile and mobile users alike, more aware of the technology’s potential.
For biometric sustems, TechNavio has predicted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 156 percent from now until 2018.
Paragon Security NYC offers a wide array of biometric readers and access control systems suitable for all types of commercial and business establishments. Contact them today to find out how you can use this technology for your security needs!
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by Paragon Security
Consumer Use of Biometric Technology
In this day and age, biometrics are becoming integrated into more aspects of daily life, and play a significant role in businesses, homes, and even schools. For example, schools use biometric access control to ensure that certain persons who aren’t students or teachers verify their identity with biometrics to gain access to the school grounds. Access control is especially important for data centers which house sensitive data, as well as for hospital operating rooms where facial recognition safely ensures that physicians can enter and proceed to surgery without having to touch anything and risk infecting the patient. If you’re the owner of a retail department, distribution center or warehouse, it is also crucial to set up biometric access systems to baler rooms to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering and putting them at risk for injury. Biometric devices can also function as attendance clocks, replacing the need to swipe cards. By merely touching or looking at the access control device, employees can easlily check in and check out of their work place.
Some of the best commercial security systems and biometric reader systems in the industry are supplied by EnterTech Systems and Suprema. Their state-of-the-art products can be applied to any professional or home setting, and can integrate with smartphones for easy mobility. Paragon Security NY offers EnterTech and Suprema products and will install them in your home or business.
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Paragon Security