Michigan State University’s Computer Science and Engineering Department plays host to lab facilities that house expensive, high-speed servers, workstations and proprietary research documents. Simply put, security is a priority.
University officials were recently tasked with updating antiquated access systems that had been relying on keys and ID badges. Administrators decided to go in a new direction, and implemented a multi-modal biometric access control solution from ZKAccess.
The highly sensitive lab facility is now being secured by ZKAccess’ ProBio-ID multi-biometric reader. The reader boasts both a fingerprint sensor and a face recognition camera, enabling multi-factor authentication at the door.
In addition to multi-factor authentication, face recognition provides the added convenience of hands-free door access — a convenient feature for students or researchers trying to enter with books, computer equipment, pushing carts or when wearing gloves.
Other ProBio-ID features include:
- RFID card and PIN compatibility (4 different credentials in total)
- Stores/matches up to 4,000 faces and 4,000 fingerprints
- 8-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen
- Lock relay output, alarm output, auxiliary input, exit button door sensor, doorbell output
- Wiegand-out port for connection to access control panel
- TCP/IP communication and USB for offline data backup
ProBio-ID also supports standard access functions such as privilege levels, groups, holiday hours, duress mode (password), anti-passback, record query, as well as custom wallpapers and screen savers on the LCD display.