BACSA goes biometric

November 2011 Access Control & Identity Management

Ideco and Stanley partner to sponsor biometric security and time management at Business Against Crime SA.

Directors at Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) have acquired the benefit of advanced fingerprint identification technology, service and support to bolster the non-profit organisation’s internal security.

Dr Graham Wright, BACSA CEO
Dr Graham Wright, BACSA CEO

The Gauteng-based organisation, which is in its 15th year of operation, sought to link up with a prospective partner within the relevant industry in order to replace its card-based attendance and daily exit/entry system. The traditional system was problematic, prone to technical difficulties and could not keep up with the organisation’s requirements, said Denise Curry, IT and facilities manager, BACSA.

The organisation partnered with two primary sponsors, Ideco Biometric Security Solutions (Ideco) and Stanley Security Solutions, to gain the necessary hardware, software, manpower and support that formed part of the overall solution.

Ideco is an established provider of solutions, services and support within the field of identity management. The company has an established track record of service delivery, via its partner network, to key sectors including commerce, government and retail.

When the opportunity to enter into a partnership with BACSA presented itself, the management at Ideco was eager to commit.

“Business Against Crime is a donor-driven organisation that is positioned on the front line of a united effort to eradicate crime in general, as well as that which impacts heavily on trade and industry,” says Marius Coetzee, COO, Ideco. “We wanted to bring our technical expertise and knowledge of the environment to this project. There is immediate value in affiliation to this organisation and what it represents. We support Business Against Crime and what it has set out to achieve and believe we can also make a small difference by helping out in this regard.”

The company supplied four Sagem MA100 fingerprint readers, ES2 installation and all relevant software licences.

Stanley Security Solutions is an established, long-time services partner of Ideco. The company was initially brought on board to install the solution, but extended its contribution to include sponsorship of all peripherals including magnetic locks, power supplies as well as exit and emergency lock switching. According to Curry, the newly implemented system has already proven invaluable to the organisation and its daily operation.

“The fingerprint-based readers and the solution as a whole is a significant step forward for Business Against Crime and its operation. We required a system that was based on sound technology… that was accurate and secure. Our sponsorship partners, Ideco and Stanley Security Solutions, have truly made a significant contribution in technology, expertise, time and labour. Their willingness to assist and the value of their experience and knowledge is something we appreciate. From the beginning of this project to the end, from inception to installation, our partners have provided consistent, reliable ongoing support and advice. This has been a great success,” she says.

Fact file

Sector: Non-profit business association

Scale of project: Single site, 50 personnel

Key elements: Ideco ES² Free Operating Software, Morpho MA100 fingerprint scanners.

Benefits: Cost-effective access solution based on free software that delivers the security benefits of fingerprint identification.

Solution supplier: Ideco ES² free software, Morpho MA100 fingerprint scanners; JJ Baird, Ideco, +27 (0)11 745 5600, jjbaird@ideco.co.za

Installer: Glen Baptiste, Stanley Security Solutions, +27 (0)11 844 3200

Client details

Company: Business Against Crime SA

Contact person: Denise Curry

Business sector: Non-profit business association

Tel: +27 (0)11 883 0717

E-mail: denise@bac.org.za





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