YARMOUTH, Maine—Biometrics is the present and the future of access control. Some integrators and manufacturers of facial, iris and fingerprint recognition systems talk as if the markets are growing so fast that cards and keys may seem as old-school as paper checks. Others, however, caution that end users still need time to digest what is happening and what’s ahead.
WASHINGTON—The 2014 SIA Government Summit, hosted by the Security Industry Association, will examine some of the border security and immigration projects being developed in conjunction with homeland security initiatives, according to a news release from SIA.
MELVILLE, N.Y.—Verint’s Jan. 6 agreement to acquire KANA software for $514 million will not directly impact Verint’s video surveillance and physical security business immediately, but there may be some integration of KANA capabilities into the Verint’s video intelligence business at some point.
WESTFORD, Mass.—Users of Software House’s C-Cure 9000, the security and event management system popular at hospitals, can now add another layer of security with the addition of Suprema fingerprint readers.
MENLO PARK, Calif.—When you hear “This call may be recorded for quality assurance,” chances are good that Verint is behind it. With the Oct. 29 acquisition of Victrio, Verint’s call data can now help protect customers from fraud by using advanced voice biometric technology.
PUNE, India—Demand among government agencies, large enterprises and tech establishments is expected to push the global physical security market, currently worth about $55 billion, to a value of $85 billion by 2018, according to a new report by the research company MarketsandMarkets.
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Biometric security company FST21 America has raised $5 million for facial- and voice-recognition surveillance systems, and hopes to use the money to increase distribution in the United States, various news organizations report.
WASHINGTON—With immigration reform gaining momentum in Congress, the Security Industry Association is calling on lawmakers to approve biometrics on identity cards to ensure the highest level of security at U.S. entry points.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—While biometrics is often associated with fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, a new trend could involve identifying people by their kneecaps, according to EurekaAlert, an online science news service.