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Biometrics Is Not New!
Drawings made by cave men show a palm print identifier.  The Chinese used palm and footprints five hundred years ago.  Skull measurements and lengths of fingers were used as early as the 19 th century to identify criminals.  Some say that the fingerprint or face is different for each person. 

These ancient uses required a lot of time to find a possible match.  Today, FaceKey systems can search through thousands of fingerprints or faces in seconds to find a match, i.e. credential.  This credential cannot be copied or transferred to another person ensuring that only the authorized person gains access.  Cards, PINs and passwords are easily transferred. 

FaceKey’s physical access control products utilize fingerprint and face recognition for identification in four ways: (1) fingerprint recognition only; (2) face recognition only; (3) fingerprint plus face recognition; and (4) a biometric plus a card reader of choice.  Generally speaking the more identifiers used the higher the level of security and the slower the process.  

So which biometric product to use for the job at hand.    Some issues to discuss is the number of users as different products have different capacities and different prices and you don’t want to overbuy.  Will the product be outside?  And do users have soiled hands, carry things or have clean hands such as in surgery suites which would indicate the need for face recognition.  

All biometrics are not created equal!  Biometrics can provide more physical security, more certainty about the “who”, more privacy, cost savings and on and on.  Whether the application is for one door or a multinational installation, the most important consideration is whether or not the product is right for the application.  Customers and integrators should beware of selecting a biometric product based on cost alone.  FaceKey has replaced many biometric readers that failed.



Posted by Annette H. Starkweather on 15th July, 2014 |  Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Profit Margins Continue to Drop for Access Control Projects

How Will You Cope?

According to the September 2015 issue of Security Sales & Integration magazine, “...the cost of traditional security and surveillance hardware continues to drop, which results in lower profit margins for installers and integrators.”  The writer goes on that “The security professionals who will be most successful with a services model are those who can set themselves apart by providing innovative technology that fits within end users’ restricted budgets.” 
FaceKey’s biometric access control systems offering fail proof identification easily fattens your bottom line:  installation takes less time, less materials and hardware are required and the system runs on the customers network.  Your customer will not need to purchase cards.  And your customer will really know who is in the facility.
Let FaceKey provide a quote for comparison.  Give me a call.  I can help.

Sincerely,
Annette H. Starkweather                         Office:    210-826-8811    
VP of Ops & Business Development      Mobile:  210-573-7552 
900 NE Loop 410, Ste. D401                  www.facekey.com
San Antonio, TX  78209                         astarkweather@facekey.com

Posted by Annette H. Starkweather on 1st Oct, 2015 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Face Recognition Access Control, Face Recognition Systems, Face Recognition Time Clocks, Building Security Systems, Biometric Access Control, Biometric Authentication, Facekey Security Access Control, Time and Attendance, Security Systems, Fingerprint Access Control


Biometrics Is Not New!


Drawings made by cave men show a palm print identifier.  The Chinese used palm and footprints five hundred years ago.  Skull measurements and lengths of fingers were used as early as the 19 th century to identify criminals.  Some say that the fingerprint or face is different for each person.

These ancient uses required a lot of time to find a possible match.  Today, FaceKey systems can search through thousands of fingerprints or faces in seconds to find a match, i.e. credential.  This credential cannot be copied or transferred to another person ensuring that only the authorized person gains access.  Cards, PINs and passwords are easily transferred.

FaceKey’s physical access control products utilize fingerprint and face recognition for identification in four ways: (1) fingerprint recognition only; (2) face recognition only; (3) fingerprint plus face recognition; and (4) a biometric plus a card reader of choice.  Generally speaking the more identifiers used the higher the level of security and the slower the process. 

So which biometric product to use for the job at hand.    Some issues to discuss is the number of users as different products have different capacities and different prices and you don’t want to overbuy.  Will the product be outside?  And do users have soiled hands, carry things or have clean hands such as in surgery suites which would indicate the need for face recognition. 

All biometrics are not created equal!  Biometrics can provide more physical security, more certainty about the “who”, more privacy, cost savings and on and on.  Whether the application is for one door or a multinational installation, the most important consideration is whether or not the product is right for the application.  Customers and integrators should beware of selecting a biometric product based on cost alone.  FaceKey has replaced many biometric readers that failed.

Posted by Annette H. Starkweather on 15th July, 2014 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Face Recognition Access Control, Face Recognition Systems, Face Recognition Time Clocks, Building Security Systems, Biometric Access Control, Biometric Authentication, Facekey Security Access Control, Time and Attendance, Security Systems, Fingerprint Access Control

Our 2014 Catalog has a New Face


The 2014 catalog has a new format.  A drawing on page 3 shows the entire security access control system and how it is used.  Beginning on page 5 there is a photo of each  product and its features. Click on the photo of the product for a detailed data sheet. On the home page, click the button above on your right for a quick download.

Was the new format helpful?  We would like to have your comments and any suggestions to make the catalog more helpful. For additional information, give FaceKey a call at 210-826-8811 or email to info@facekey.com.

Posted by Annette H. Starkweather on 13th June, 2014 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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FaceKey Biometric Access Control Reduces Customer Costs and Increases Integrator Profits


Cost and the level of security access control are always of key importance to customers.  FaceKey’s biometric access control products offer integrators a new solution:  a higher level of security and cost savings for customers and larger profit margins for integrators.  The design of the system reduces costs for both the customer and the integrator. 

The biometric access control promises true security and cost savings to the customer: 

·         A higher level of security which cards cannot provide,
·         No cards to manage,
·         Saves time on installation,
·         Less cabling is required;  maximizes the usage of the corporate network, and
·         In house management if desired.

Typical savings to the integrator are about 25%:   

·         Reduced installation costs, products are Ethernet based (TCP/IP) removing the need for multiple wires.. 
·         Saves hours, reduction of a major cost, 
·         Saves training time. Training is usually completed in less than four hours, and
·         Saves setup time.   

FaceKey’s training and customer service provides best in the world support.  You get real answers by talking to a real person, not a contracted call service center or automated phone system.

·         Saves time on training, usually 2 to 3 hours at FaceKey’s office or via Go-To Meeting.

Training and customer support does not stop after the initial training class: FaceKey supports its software and hardware for one full year without addition cost.  

Posted by Annette H. Starkweather on 6th May, 2014 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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United Security Alliance, Tampa, FL likes FaceKey's Biometric Products



Under the vision and direction of President Terry Ottinger, United Security Alliance (usasolutions.com) has created comprehensive turnkey programs nationwide that have withstood the test of time since 1985.  Based in Tampa, FL, Terry is a believer in training for personnel, using the best technology, to provide  a turnkey solution that includes design, installation, service, and support.  

Why Terry likes Biometrics for Access Control and Time & Attendance

“Biometrics are without question, the most secure solution for access control and the most accurate for time and attendance .  Unlike traditional card-based systems, biometrics (fingers and faces) cannot be shared, duplicated, lost, stolen, or left somewhere else. This relieves the burden of card management which often plagues management and human resources, which is both costly and time consuming.”

Posted by Annette H. Starkweather on 16th April, 2014 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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