Lock down your access control with Alcatraz AI

Issue 8 2023 Healthcare (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, AI & Data Analytics

Alcatraz AI, represented in South Africa by C3 Shared Services, changes access control by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and analytics at the edge, where facial recognition becomes the essential credential autonomously.

The flagship solution, the Rock, integrates facial authentication technology and intelligent tailgating detection to empower enterprises to enhance and future-proof their security strategies. This innovative approach minimises touchpoints during access to controlled spaces through 3D facial authentication, providing a seamless and secure entry experience.

The Rock addresses various physical security challenges within enterprises, offering easy implementation and scalability with no integration requirements for deployment on any access control system – the Rock can integrate with any access control system. Leveraging machine learning at the door, Alcatraz ensures real-time authentication, analytics, and access control, contributing to a frictionless multi-factor authentication experience.

Notably, the Rock, designed for seamless implementation, requires no integration and can be easily deployed across diverse access control systems. It introduces frictionless multi-factor authentication.

Other noteworthy features include privacy-centric design, compliance adherence, and end-to-end encryption, providing robust protection against identity verification challenges, tailgating, data theft, and compliance or policy enforcement issues. Alcatraz’s commitment to privacy and data security is evident in its end-to-end encryption, offering both cloud and on-premises options.

Moreover, Alcatraz’s Mask enforcer automates the confirmation of mask compliance, contributing to health and safety measures.

The system can also function as an ONVIF camera, offering security teams a unique door-level perspective through video stream integration with any video management system (VMS). With Alcatraz AI, security teams can instantly detect and receive notifications about unauthorised access, ensuring a comprehensive and proactive security approach.

Applications in healthcare

Healthcare organisations are responsible for safeguarding sensitive patient information; breaches resulting from inadequate physical security measures can have serious consequences. One solution to improve the security of your healthcare facility is to implement an all-in-one biometric device.

Alcatraz AI uses facial authentication and advanced AI to keep staff and patients safe, reduce security threats, identify tailgaters, and comply with privacy and industry regulations. Healthcare environments can successfully use Alcatraz AI Rock in the following scenarios:

Control rooms: Alcatraz AI helps your security staff to analyse threats in real-time by alerting you to tailgating incidents and showing real-time video using the onboard ONVIF cameras that can be integrated into your VMS.

Maternity: Alcatraz AI can ensure access to sensitive areas like the maternity ward only for appropriate staff. Because of the ease of enrolment, access can be temporarily granted to parents and close family.

Pharmacy: Protecting the pharmacy is vital to patient care. The Rock adds facial authentication and can be elevated to two-factor or three-factor authentication for added security.

Patient records: Protect highly secure patient record areas from unauthorised access and prevent data breaches. Adding the Rock ensures that only the proper staff can enter record rooms.

Radiology: Eliminate unwanted access to areas with high-value or potentially dangerous equipment. The Rock validates who should have access and reduces friction when entering these areas with patients using wheelchairs or gurneys.

Mortuary: The hospital mortuary should have high security to ensure the privacy and dignity of deceased patients, prevent tampering with bodies, and safeguard valuable medical research specimens stored within the facility.

In conclusion

Alcaraz AI offers easy implementation and scalability without the need for integration into any access control system. With machine learning at the forefront, the system ensures real-time authentication, analytics, and access control, delivering a streamlined multi-factor authentication experience.

Emphasising privacy-centric design, compliance adherence, and end-to-end encryption, the system robustly tackles identity verification challenges, tailgating incidents, data theft, and compliance issues. The solution can integrate with any access control system without SDK/API integration. Inputs and outputs are integrated via Wiegand or Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP).

Additionally, features like the Mask enforcer automate the confirmation of mask compliance, contributing to health and safety measures. The system, serving as an ONVIF camera, provides security teams with a distinctive door-level perspective through seamless video stream integration with any VMS. This comprehensive and proactive security approach enables security teams to detect and promptly receive notifications regarding unauthorised access, enhancing overall security measures.

For more information, contact C3 Shared Services, +27 11 312 2042, marketing@c3ss.com, www.c3ss.com


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