24 Jul ievo Partner with Leading Intruder Alarm Manufacturer
Whilst biometric access control is now seen as the technology of choice for many business sectors, its take-up by domestic and SME customers has been limited due to the perception that the technology was more cost-effective for larger installations where the added value of time and attendance data acquisition could be factored into the decision to purchase.
However, a new integration between ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of CPNI-approved, innovative biometric fingerprint readers, and Texecom, Europe’s largest independent security alarm specialist, has now made the technology more accessible to the domestic and smaller SME markets.
ievo biometric fingerprint readers can now be integrated with Texecom’s Premier Elite Series of control panel systems, providing a single comprehensive system architecture and peripheral range of devices managed by biometric control. Intruder alarm systems can be activated and disarmed by reading a registered fingerprint and the system can be extended to relay information used for a single door access control entry point to further functionality.
Richard Forsyth, Sales Manager for ievo, commented, “The key here is a blend of convenience and enhanced security for high end domestic and SME users. Numeric code PINs and fobs can be lost, forgotten or stolen whilst a fingerprint, once registered, is unique to that authorised user. Once a person’s fingerprint is enrolled, and this is a very simple process using the same reader, only that user can set or disable the alarm and peripherals.”
“The multispectral imaging technology (MSI) technology that we incorporate into our readers enables identification of a registered fingerprint even with levels of surface contaminants (grease, dust, etc.) present on the skin, whilst the IP65 rating means the readers function in the most extreme environments so can be positioned externally. This is particularly important in industrial and construction environments where the system’s ability to provide multi-level access with certain personnel restricted to certain areas is an additional benefit.”
Mike Govier, Texecom’s Senior Customer Support Engineer added,
“Additionally, and very importantly for the high-end domestic market, biometric authentication is treated as a portable proximity tag, or ace, and thus complies with standards required by Police response systems which have to be operated with such tags. This solution gives us a security system that complies with Police response requirements and greater control over access to a property.”
“We’re delighted to be working with an award-winning international leader in electronic security devices and see this integration as opening up a potentially huge market for smaller and domestic systems. With the Texecom integration now available, we are already seeing an uptake from those who previously enquired about intruder alarm integration and single door access control.”
“The relationship demonstrates both company’s ethos of constantly developing innovative solutions for customers and the wider security market, and our biometric fingerprint readers fit perfectly with the Texecom’s Premier Elite Series and the task of tackling individual security challenges.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
ievo Ltd is a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class biometric recognition systems based in the North East of the UK. Offering full integration options, ievo Ltd provides a safe, secure and reliable biometric solution for the access control market.
For more information please visit: www.ievoreader.com
Texecom is an international leader in electronic security devices, protecting people and property around the world. Texecom’s award-winning products cover every aspect of external and internal security requirements.
Visit the Texecom website at www.texe.com
Texecom is a Halma Company. Halma’s business is about protecting life and improving quality of life for people worldwide. It does this through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable.