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Iris Biometrics Set the Stage for Future Federal Access Control

Final of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad When the federal government first established a PIV card program to increase security for federal employees and contractors, they were wise to include fingerprint biometrics into the protocol to provide another layer of identity authentication. By having employees present a PIV credential to a reader and then

October 12th, 2021|Blog|

Time to Make PIV Cards Universal in Federal Facilities

Second of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad Getting into a federal building or gaining access to a logical device isn't as easy today as in the early 2000s. Now, more than five million federal employees and contractors carry high-security Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards at many departments and agencies.  The cards, featuring embedded biometrics,

October 5th, 2021|Blog|

9/11 Forever Changed Government Access Control

First of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad The 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. forever changed how U.S. government agencies look at day-to-day operations. Security became top of mind, with improvements to access control drawing significant attention. Necessary improvements to access control weren’t limited to airports, where the terrorists initiated their attacks. Officials

September 29th, 2021|Blog|

Demand for iris recognition-based access control skyrocketing

By Mohammed Murad The demand for access control technology is skyrocketing, according to a new market research report by the international market research firm, FMI. And biometric solutions top the list, with iris recognition-based systems expected to post the largest jump in demand. FMI estimates total worldwide access control market revenue of USD 15.3 billion

September 7th, 2021|Blog|
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Getting back to normal with vaccine passports

Are you vaccinated? That’s a question asked by governments and businesses around the world. The answers to that question help determine how soon nations recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of vaccine programs varies widely worldwide, with nations such as Israel, the U.A.E., the U.S. and the U.K. fully vaccinating more than 50%

July 27th, 2021|Blog|

Iris ID and Access Control

Visit us at ISC West, booth #10017, July 19-21 in Las Vegas Stop and think of how many sites count on plastic access control cards ­– often capable of being cloned or stolen – to ensure only authorized people gain entry to mission-critical locations. Nuclear medicine facilities, data centers and casino cash rooms are among

July 15th, 2021|Blog|

The Case for Biometrics for Border Control

Safety and security, especially at our national borders, have become increasingly important due to the record number of people entering the U.S.  According to the National Sheriff’s Association, year-to-date 200,000 people have avoided law enforcement detection and entered local communities. The use of biometric technology gives officers the ability to quickly and accurately identify travelers

June 22nd, 2021|Blog|
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Local law enforcement turns to biometrics

Local law enforcement organizations across the U.S. are turning to biometrics as a convenient, rapid and accurate way of improving daily operations. And Iris ID's iris-recognition technology is being chosen more often as it offers the highest available accuracy with contactless operation, an essential consideration in the COVID-19 era. Iris ID's iCAM R100, a high-speed

June 16th, 2021|Blog|

Iris ID Technology Used Along the Border

The U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers operate within a broad swath of the country – up to 100 air miles from any external boundary. That encompasses most of the nation’s 10 largest cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and the entirety of several states, including Florida. The “office” for most border patrol

June 2nd, 2021|Blog|
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3 Things HR Professionals Need to Know About Biometric Time and Attendance

There are many choices for recording employees' time and attendance, one of the most significant responsibilities of any human resources department. Paper punch cards are still widely used, as are plastic credentials and PINs. Many of today's newer systems use one of several biometric technologies to identify workers. High accuracy and convenience are two features

May 18th, 2021|Blog|