Siltag expands offering with HandPunch biometric reader.

June '99 Access Control & Identity Management

As one of this country's leading manufacturers and suppliers of advanced security and resource technologies, Siltag constantly strives to provide cutting edge technology to both local and international markets. The company is now adding more value for clients by expanding its product offering and including proven technology from around the world.

The latest offering from Siltag comes in the form of a Biometric hand reader suitable for all access control environments, but is particularly suited to industrial, manufacturing and wage earner type environments

The HandPunch - which is imported from the US - is used extensively in overseas markets but is a relative newcomer to the South African market. Although South Africa produces and utilises a high standard of security equipment, the market has yet to fully embrace Biometric access technologies. (Biometrics uses human features to confirm identity. Features such as a fingerprint or retina scan can be very successfully used in security situations).

The HandPunch has an extremely low rejection rate and incorporates a time and attendance reader making for accurate staff time control.

As the system operates by reading an employee's hand, no timecards or badges are needed and as an employee's very unique hand geometry is stored together with a Pin number in the reader, no one can punch in or out for anyone else. Clocking in for friends or relatives is a huge problem faced by many companies, resulting in decreased productivity and even safety issues.

Siltag's Liesl Simpson, sales and product executive gives the following example. "Often companies approach us for more effective access control systems only after they've had the unfortunate experience of a major security breach. We've even heard of an airline company that had the situation where an airhostess asked her sister to go to work for her.

Using her sister's access control, the unauthorised person gained entry to an aircraft as a bogus airhostess. Imagine the consequences in a danger situation such as a crash landing with an untrained imposter on board. This type of situation wouldn't or couldn't occur with a Biometric reader in place."

As the unit is not hypersensitive to dust (as other Biometric readers may be), the HandPunch works well in blue-collar environments and even in mines. It can be used as a stand-alone access control system or it can be integrated into an existing control system.

HandPunch provides real security, saves money over card-based systems, is fast and easy to use, increases convenience by eliminating cards, integrates easily into an existing system and is based on field proven technology.

For details contact Siltag on tel: (011) 789 3858.

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