A4Vision and Fastcom demonstrate 3-D biometric access system

JULY 12--A4Vision and Fastcom Technology have recently demonstrated a combined video monitoring system with 3-D facial identification access.

JULY 12--A4Vision and Fastcom Technology have recently demonstrated a combined video monitoring system with 3-D facial identification access. Fastcom's Smart Video Airlock Control System (SMACS) and A4Vision's 3-D facial-recognition technology with Kaba's HSB Speedgate were seen at IFSEC. Both Fastcom's and A4Vision's technologies limit access to only one person, preventing abuses such as tailgating or card sharing. The integrated product uses 3-D facial recognition to gain access to a secure airlocked space where both individuals and objects are monitored to determine numbers of people and objects in the interlock while reporting and recording suspicious or irregular incidents.

A4Vision readers perform both verification and identification in real time; accommodate variable angles, motion, and changing light conditions, including night; and provide a completely passive, noninvasive mode of identification with consistently high rates of accuracy. A4Vision products achieve subsecond processing speeds in biometric scanning and can be applied in multifactor security schemes, such as the Fastcom integration, or with other security factors including PINs, cards, fingerprint or iris scanning, and number-plate recognition.

Fastcom's SMACS acts as an intelligent video surveillance system for singularization control and empty space control in interlocks. Using ultra-advanced image-processing algorithms, SMACS automatically detects people and objects in a secured interlock area. The Smart Airlock Control System product family is a video-based detection system, used for access control at building entrances, or to rooms and floors. Combined with a security airlock door or an elevator cabin, access by people can be automatically controlled. The system is able to detect the presence of people in an airlock while also checking for objects, which have been left behind. The used method is video-based and needs only a single video camera. The integrated product is available now and can be purchased through either A4Vision or Fastcom.

Fastcom is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information or to purchase products, visit the Web site: www.fastcom-technology.com.

A4Vision (Applications for Vision) develops and licenses advanced identification systems and tracking solutions using 3-D facial imaging and recognition technology. A4Vision is headquartered in California (USA) with offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Moscow (Russia). For more information or to purchase products, visit the web site: www.a4vision.com.

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