AUSTRALIAN ingenuity has come to the fore with a unique biometric access solution.
Incorporating fingerprint technology, this new system is wireless and does not need a card to be activated, making it the first of its kind. All that is needed is a fingerprint.
Behind the invention is Chris Burke, managing director of Securicom .
With his knowledge of the market he knew that a wireless, cardless and keyless system would be well received.
The result is MicroLatch, a fingerprint reader with the database housed in the same unit, that can be installed anywhere.
Mr Burke said a wireless fingerprint access system had many advantages over incumbent systems.
“They are cost-effective, as the scanning modules cost less, enabling replacement of keypad or pinpad units in all current applications.
"Biometric, and specifically fingerprint technology, surpasses keypad style products because they don't require the user to remember a PIN, and they don't suffer from an intruder looking over the user's shoulder as they enter a secure number."
MicroLatch can be installed at apartment blocks, offices, homes, industrial sites and hospitals - basically anywhere where access is restricted.
The MicroLatch wireless fingerprint unit is combined with an electronic door strike and an RF Receiver to create a very secure and simple, stand-alone access system.