Through its partnership with Privaris, lock supplier SARGENT has launched a new addition to its physical access control product line: a wireless, fingerprint-based biometric device that it calls the BioFob. This wireless device works with existing HID and Indala door locks and readers in place of proximity cards and PINs, and protects its users’ personal privacy by eliminating the need for a centralized biometric database.
New Haven, CT–Biometric security is a fingertip away with SARGENT’s new BioFob, the industry’s first handheld, wireless biometric device. BioFob uses fingerprint-based biometrics to authenticate the identity of the device’s owner before granting access to locks, computers or other proximity card/RF enabled equipment.
BioFob integrates easily with existing RF infrastructures, making it simple to overlay biometric verification into existing access control systems. The device is compatible with HID and Indala RFID systems and BluetoothT technology. No wiring or separate databases are needed. All fingerprint capture, encoding, processing and verification is done on the BioFobT, and the user’s credentials, not their biometrics, are transmitted wirelessly to access points or specified authorities.
Verifying user identity is quick and convenient with BioFob. After initial enrollment, the user places their finger on the fingerprint sensor. The device then recognizes the fingerprint and wirelessly transmits the appropriate credential. If the BioFob is lost or stolen, the device will not recognize the fingerprint of an unauthorized individual and will fail to operate. This biometric recognition brings a greater level of security to all access control systems.
The BioFob achieves enhanced security without sacrificing personal privacy. Since all biometric information is stored on the device, there is no need for a centralized biometric database.
The BioFob can be ordered pre-programmed with facility and ID codes or, with a Device Configuration Module, each device can be individually programmed for physical access.
The SARGENT BioFob was developed by Privaris, Inc., a technology company dedicated to solving security and privacy concerns for government and commercial applications. Privaris solutions directly address a broad range of security needs by performing biometric identity authentication and verification, and corresponding access authorization, without compromising an individual’s personal privacy. For more information, call SARGENT at 800-810-wire or visit www.sargentlock.com.