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Biometric Kiosk with dual authentication

by Geny Caloisi
Covid-19 has made us change how we interact with others in shops, at work and even in leisure activities. Being temperature scanned by another person with a device that resembles a gun is not a pleasant experience.

Luckily, for reassurance, greater safety and less intrusiveness, there are technology advancements that can come to the rescue. One of these is Vicon’s Biometric Kiosk.

The Biometric Kiosk can detect elevated temperature or if a target is not wearing a mask. Engineered to help screen people for high temperatures, it provides contactless body temperature detection with forehead readings of approximately ±0.5° C accuracy and thermal response time of ≤100 milliseconds. If an elevated temperature or no mask is detected, the kiosk can send customisable audio and visual messages to ensure the appropriate next steps are taken.

The kiosk has robust facial recognition with Wiegand credentials. In only 0.2 seconds, the facial access control device provides highly accurate and rapid contactless identification via an AI algorithm. It quickly identifies known targets and can store up to 30,000 contacts and 60,000 snapshots for thorough and detailed investigations or manual identification.

The Biometric Kiosk, which resembles a large mobile phone, reads one target at a time and is intended for low-traffic entrances such as employee checkpoints.

When integrated into an access control system, it provides increased safety and protection of any facility via dual authentication.

The Kiosk seamlessly integrates with Vicon’s browser-based VAX access control software. The software has management and reporting features designed for quick viewing and intuitive operation. VAX’s responsive software is easy and intuitive to use. It provides centralised monitoring and management of access to doors, elevators and other protected spaces located throughout facilities of any size, including multi-site installations.

Dual authentication requires both a face read from the kiosk and a card swipe from the reader to have access granted or denied. The granted access is based upon stored credentials in the internal facial recognition database.

Anti-spoofing ensures that the stored credentials used to authenticate entry aren’t deceived. The camera checks the liveliness of the subject it is scanning, identifying whether an individual is physically present or using a photo to spoof the system.

The ideal mounting height for the kiosk is 4.5 feet high (1.4 meters). Individuals should stand 2-3 feet (approximately up to 1 meter) in front of the kiosk for accurate readings.

If you want to see this kiosk in action, make sure to visit Vicon at The Security Event, September 7-9 in Birmingham.

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