The Zodiac-Lite Fingerprint Reader is a cost-effective and versatile biometric solution for single-door applications. All biometric programming and enrollment functions are performed at the Zodiac reader using a hand-held programmer.
Biometric access control is available in a variety of configurations using different biometric signatures and different methods of authentication. The Zodiac uses a fingerprint signature. The end-user is identified by his or her fingerprint.
Authentication refers to how the biometric device determines that the person requesting access is authorized. Some systems compare the biometric template (the data which a scanner obtains when a person interacts with a biometric reader) with a remote database of templates (which represent the users enrolled) and validates the access based on privileges assigned to the particular user. This is referred to as 1: many authentication. It requires real time communications between the biometric scanner and the device where the database is stored and access decisions are performed.
Another technique used to authenticate a user is to require that the person present a credential when requesting access. The biometric signature scanned is compared to the template stored on the credential, then tested against the list of authorized users.
Another method requires the user enter a PIN (personal identification number). The biometric template has been previously enrolled into the database and a unique PIN is associated with that code.
The Zodiac-Lite stores biometric template right at the door. When a person presents a finger to request access, the device compares that signature with those stored in memory and if there is a match, grants access. The Zodiac-Lite has a 90-user capacity, so it is a 1:90 authentication. The user simply places his or her finger on the scanner for quick access to the door or device being controlled.
Benefits of this technique are:
No external wiring or real time communications required to interrogate a database.
No keypad or reader, therefore no PIN or credential.
Using only a finger for access fulfills the promise many people expect from biometrics - no interaction with the system other than a biometric one.
The Zodiac-Lite generates a unique Weigand data stream for each fingerprint enrolled in the system. Therefore if the application requires activity logs or time zones, the Zodiac-Lite reader can be interfaced with an appropriate controller which supports enhanced access control features.
No Fingerprints. No problem!
With all biometric products, a small percentage of people cannot be biometrically enrolled. For these individuals, a Zodiac Bypass Key can be programmed and issued. Users presenting a Bypass Key will not be required to scan their fingers. Each system comes with five Bypass Keys and additional keys can be ordered from Cansec.
Door Controller and Audit Retrieval
For clients requiring historical audit data, the Zodiac Lite door controller can be used with Cansec’s SmartLock UltraLite access control software. Each door controller stores up to 1,000 time and date stamped transactions in memory which can be retrieved using the optional SmartLock UltraLite Programming Kit. This audit data can be uploaded and viewed on a host PC.
Zodiac-Lite can be used for many other applications besides traditional door access control. The Door Controller activates a relay on valid authentication which can be used to control other devices such as lockers, safes, and other types of equipment.
For more information on Cansec products, contact your local locksmith distributor or Cansec Systems, telephone 905-820-2404. Web Site: www.cansec.com.
RP15 multiCLASS™ Reader
Access control, like all other security technologies, is in a constant transition. FIPS 201/ HSPD 12 calls for the implementation of a smart card initiative, the goal being to produce a common identification standard for all federal government employees and contractors.
Enroll and manage up to 90 users right at the reader using the hand-held programmer. Use with a door control module to create a stand-alone door access control system