A4Vision, Fastcom in integrated secure access solution

Published 9 May 2006

Two companies combine their technologies to offer secure access control for areas where tail-gaiting and card sharing must be prevented

Sunnyvale, California-based A4Vision and Lausanne, Switzerland-based Fastcom are showing 3D facial recognition working with airlock control gates. The integrated system combining A4Visions 3D facial identification and Fastcoms Smart Video Airlock Control System (SMACS) — is especially suitable for secure physical access areas where anti-tailgating measurements are required. Both Fastcoms and A4Visions technologies limit access to only one person at a time, preventing tailgating or card sharing. The integrated product uses 3D facial recognition to gain access to a secure airlocked space in which both individuals and objects are monitored to determine numbers of people and objects in the interlock while reporting and recording suspicious or irregular incidents.

A4Vision readers perform both verification and identification in real-time; they operate in variable angles, motion, and changing light conditions, including night; and they offer passive, non-invasive mode of identification.

The two companies are showing their solution at IFSEC, being held this week in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.