Putting Your Finger On the Pulse of Access Control

Fingerprints are used as a means of indentification with three different types of access control security products.


When biometrics was introduced to the security industry, people scoffed at the idea of using parts of their bodies to gain access to a secured area. They had concerns about their voices being analyzed, their hands being radiated and their eyes being damaged by 'lasers.' Voice recognition, hand...


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The V-Pass model is an automatic one-touch fingerprint identification reader for up to 200 users. It has pigtail wire connections for RS 232, RS 485 and Weigand In/Out. Enrollment time is less than 3 seconds and verification time is less than 1 second (for a 100 user database). It has a False Acceptance Rate (FAR) of 0.20 percent and a False Rejection Rate (FRR) of 1 percent. Template size is up to 2400 bytes. Acceptable voltage is 7VDC to 24VDC.

The V-Flex model is a fingerprint identification reader used in conjunction with existing Weigand-based readers. It will enroll up to 4,000 users. It has pigtail wire connections for RS 232, RS 485 and Weigand In/Out. Enrollment time is less than 3 seconds and verification time is less than 1 second. Its FAR is 0.1 percent and its FRR is 0.1 percent. Template size is up to 350 bytes. Acceptable voltage is 7VDC to 24VDC.

The V-Prox model combines a self-contained fingerprint module with an HID proximity reader in one package. It will also enroll up to 4000 users and has pigtail wire connections for RS 232, RS 485 and Weigand In/Out. Enrollment time is less than 3 seconds and verification time is less than 1 second. Its FAR is 0.1 percent and the FRR is 0.1 percent. Template size is up to 350 bytes. Acceptable voltage is 7VDC to 24VDC.

VeriAdmin software is included free of charge and offers simple fingerprint template enrollment and administration. Flexible communication options support Weigand formats up to 64 bits. A duress finger option is available.

All three Bioscrypt models can be mounted on a flat surface, in a single gang or on a mullion. A trim plate is included to cover a single gang box. In addition, an outdoor enclosure is available.

Bioscrypt also offers the V-Smart, a two-in-one reader that combines the fingerprint technology with support for smart cards. With the V-Smart system, the fingerprint templates are stored on the smart card.

For more information on Bioscrypt Inc. go to www.bioscrypt.com

IST ISTEKI B-I/O SECURITY CASE

Isteki's B-I/O Security Case is a biometric firearm storage device. Its exterior dimensions are 12" long by 7-1/2" wide by 4-3/4" high. Approved by the State of California Department of Justice, the Security Case uses advanced fingerprint technology to authenticate wet, dry or oily fingerprints. Touching an enrolled finger to the pressure-based sensor activates the locking mechanism and unlocks within two seconds. There are no combinations, codes or sequences to remember. Up to three users can be enrolled.

Two nine-volt batteries supply the power for the reader. It comes with a low-battery warning signal and an auxiliary battery connector is built into the exterior of the aluminum alloy case.

A security cable lock port and a shoulder strap attachment link are included. Optional steel bolt-down plates are available. A high-security lock mechanism is for emergency over-ride opening.

For more information on IST Electronics, visit the web site www.isteki.com

HERALD DATANETICS HFD SERIES PRODUCTS

Herald Datanetics offers a variety of biometric fingerprint-activated products for home and small business applications. The HFD101S is a battery operated standalone lock for residential applications. The lock can be set to operate in one of three modes: Normal mode, Free Ingess mode or User Restriction mode. No programming is needed for this residential model. The HFD101S utilizes basic fingerprint management and will hold up to 99 fingerprint templates. This capacity is broken down into five master templates and 47 user templates with two fingerprints per user. Identification time is less than 1 second and the unlatch time is about 2.5 seconds.

The HFD112S is a battery operated standalone lock designed for small business applications. The lock can be set to operate in one of three modes: Normal, Free Ingess or User Restriction. In addition, the unit offers timed free ingress, timed restriction with 20 programmable time zones, a real-time clock and an events log memory with storage of the last 8,192 records. Programming is accomplished with the HFP110 programming kit.

This unit utilizes advanced fingerprint management and will hold up to 105 fingerprint templates. This capacity is broken down into five master templates and 50 user templates with two fingerprints per user or 100 user templates with one fingerprint per user. Identification time is less than 1 second and total unlatch time is about 2.5 seconds.

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