Recognition Systems’ biometric fingerprint readers in the Fingerkey DX series have passed national Underwriter Laboratories and Canadian National Standard requirements for access control systems, the company recently announced.
Fingerprint Scanners Meet Rigorous UL, Canadian and British Quality Standards
CAMPBELL, CALIF. – Recognition Systems, the biometric component of Ingersoll-Rand’s (IR) Security & Safety Electronic Control Systems, announced that its FingerKey DX series of biometric fingerprint readers have been investigated and passed the requirements contained in the Underwriter Laboratories’ (UL) Standard Access Control Systems, UL 294, as well as the requirements contained in the Canadian National Standard for Miscellaneous Signaling Equipment, CSA C22.2 No.205-M1983.
“When selecting biometric readers to verify authorized access to buildings and prevent fraud in membership applications, it’s imperative that they have the highest possible quality,” emphasizes Recognition Systems Product Marketing Manager William Kennedy. “The UL and CSA certifications assure that’s what customers get with Recognition Systems FingerKey readers.”
In addition to the testing required for UL 294 standards, the following operational tests were also performed on the FingerKey readers – Impact Test, Supply Voltage Variations, and Dry Heat, Cold and Variable Ambient tests. These tests were performed in accordance with the British Standard for Alarm Systems – Access Control System for use in Security Applications, BS EN 50133-2-1:200.
The FingerKey readers joins Recognition Systems popular HandKey II Hand Geometry readers, also UL 294 listed.
The FingerKey DX fingerprint access control reader is a low-cost biometric alternative designed to secure smaller user populations. It includes a keypad and LCD display. Optional proximity reader, memory and Ethernet versions are also available. Verification takes less than two seconds. The user simply enters a PIN code or presents a proximity card, which calls up a template to scan. Then, the user places a finger on the FingerKey reader for verification of the template.
Recognition Systems was named recipient of the 2004 Application Market Penetration Leadership Award for access control and time and attendance applications in Frost & Sullivan’s study, World Biometrics Market.
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About Recognition Systems
With over 120,000 hand geometry units throughout the world reading millions of hands each day, Recognition Systems, founded in 1986, is the pioneer and only manufacturer of the leading two biometric technologies, hand geometry and finger scan. Both are used in access control and identification applications while hand geometry is used for time and attendance applications. The world sales leader of biometric verification devices, Recognition Systems serves an international clientele from its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. Its website is www.handreader.com. Phone is 408-341-4100. Recognition Systems is the biometric component of Ingersoll-Rand Corporation’s Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control Division. The Ingersoll-Rand website is www.irco.com.