BioAxxis designs and develops biometric lock systems for mainstream consumer and commercial markets. They design their locks in conjunction with input from U.S. locksmiths, acquire the necessary IP protection, and then manufacture their products with a trusted partner in China. BioAxxis’ focus is to develop real security products of excellent mechanical quality and reliability.
“There is just too much garbage on the world market right now. Too much focus on gadgetry and not enough focus on security,” says BioAxxis President/CEO Patrick S.Conway;
BioAxxis’ core consumer product – the BioAxxis® BD1 deadbolt lock - continues to do well in multiple channels and has been available for just over two years.
BioAxxis’ core commercial product – the BioAxxis® ThumbLock™ - will be launching in June 2009. Conway describes it as “a commercial-grade, access control system - on the door – at half the price.”
Features of the BioAxxis® ThumbLock™ include:
—MSRP $ 999
—Fingerprint, PIN code, or both – per user, per lock
—Heavy-Duty, UL-listed, 3-hour fire-rated latch
—Standard 6-pin rim cylinder, easily replaced
—HIPAA and ADA compliant handle
—Satin Chromium (US26D) standard commercial finish
—2 Year “repair or replace” warranty
—Sensitivity Verification Mode – allows customer to set how “easy or hard” the sensor reads a fingerprint = Scale of 1 to 9
—LCD on inside of door allows for myriad of features available at the lock – individual user deletion, open mode, etc
—Runs on 4AA batteries with 9V battery back-up; may be hard-wired and run on AC
—An AT Upgrade Kit (ATU) will carry a suggested price of $99, which includes 1 GB flash memory and audit trail software.
Here is how it works…Simply download your AT records from the lock to the flash drive. Bring the flash drive to your PC. Offload the records in to the AT software.
The PC Management Upgrade (PCMU) carries a suggested price of $299, which includes 1 GB flash memory, AT software, access control software, and USB fingerprint scanner module. It makes the following functions available
—Register all fingerprints of all users at one centralized PC with the fingerprint scanner.
—Set access control rights at the PC for each individual user to each individual lock.
—When finished, upload those access control rights to the flash drive.
—Bring the flash drive to the lock and program the lock from the flash drive.
—Plus AT records can still be offloaded from the lock to the flash drive.
The e-Key fingerprint system for physical access control is called TOCA and is derived from the Spanish language which means touch.
e-Key fingerprint scanners are multi-function, small, sleek, stylish looking and yet weather resistant. The e-Key scanners are suitable for inside or outside environment and designed for controlling:
—access through doors equipped with electrical strikes or magnetic locks.
—arming and disarming of security systems configured with momentary key-switch.;
—garage or gate door operated by an electrical opener.
—any device that is operated by an on/off switch.
The e-Key fingerprint system is not a lock; rather it is a set of two units operating by AC or DC, a low-voltage power. These two units are a scanner (outside unit) for managing fingerprint templates and control unit (inside unit) for managing dry contact switches (Form C Switch).
In simple terms, e-Key is an electronic switch that can be turned ON/OFF by swiping a finger. So, when a valid finger is swiped and identified, the assigned relay is activated resulting in either completing or breaking the electrical circuit.
Each contact switch is used individually to manage an electrical circuit for controlling an electrical strike, security system, magnetic lock, electrified lock, solenoid, or any electrified system or device that can be controlled by on/off switch.
Operating and using e-Key fingerprint access system is a two step process.
The first step is enrollment (a one-time procedure for each finger), which involves swiping a finger over the e-Key scanner to extract and store a binary code template (No image is stored) that represents the fingerprint’s unique biometric features. This and other stored codes for other fingerprints represent the authorized users.
The second step is identification, which involves a user swiping a finger over the outside fingerprint scanner to extract a binary code template (No image is stored) and matching it against the previously stored code templates. If a match is found, access is granted by closing/opening the designated relay that in turn activates the connected electrical device such as a an electrical strike for a door, a zone for an alarm system, or opener for garage or gate.
Moreover, with e-Key fingerprint access control system the same user can perform different access functions by using different fingers to activate different relays. For example, first finger activates relay #1 to control front door electric strike and then second finger activates relay #2 to arm / disarm the security system. A third finger activates relay #3 to set the security system in a panic situation.
The e-Key fingerprint access control TOCA product line consists of two families: e-Key®TOCAhome and e-Key® TOCAnet.
e-Key TOCAhome is a standalone basic access control system. No computer is needed for enrollment or management. It is suitable for simple access applications with 24/7 access for enrolled and authorized users; no logging or schedules.
e-Key TOCAnet is networkable access control system that consists of one or more TOCAnet systems for one or more doors all networked together and controlled by client/server computer program. A computer is needed for enrollment and management. TOCAnet is suitable where advance access control is required such as restricted access, activity logging, centralized management, etc.
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