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July 19, 2021

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The Video Surveillance Report 2021

IDEMIA and Bosch announce global partnership to unlock potential of biometrics access control market

IDEMIA, which provides solutions in Augmented Identity, has announced a global partnership with Bosch Building Technologies to “tap the fast-growing biometric access control market”.

According to market analysts Omdia, the market, which is currently valued at $1bn in 2021, will grow to $1.4 by 2024 – twice the growth of traditional access control systems.

This booming market is said to come from a growing number of companies understanding that for their security, they cannot rely anymore only on simple ID badges, that can be cloned or simply stolen.

Biometrics, based on personal, physiological and “unforgeable” characteristics, are believed to provide the highest degree of certainty that the person passing the door is a genuine authorised employee.

Bosch Building Technologies offers a software solution that manages different Bosch security subsystems like access control, video surveillance, fire alarm, public address and intrusion systems on one single platform – the Bosch Building Integration System (BIS).

In order to add a biometric layer to BIS, Bosch has selected two of IDEMIA’s terminals:

  • MorphoWave, a terminal claimed to be capable of scanning and verifying four fingerprints in less than one second through a quick, simple and touchless wave movement of the hand
  • VisionPass, an advanced facial recognition terminal combining 2D, 3D and infrared cameras with IDEMIA’s facial algorithms.

Both terminals are said to combine high biometric accuracy, speed and convenience with a fully touchless user experience, while operating with sanitary masks to adapt to COVID-prevention policies. IDEMIA terminals are already integrated with the BIS platform and with most gates and turnstile vendors.

“Bosch stands for quality and reliability. We want to offer innovative and fascinating solutions, as our slogan ‘invented for life’ states. When our customers are going to deploy biometric terminals for their security, they will be installed for years so we want to offer them the best option”, explains Gregor Schlechtriem, Senior Vice President Bosch Building Technologies Business Unit Access & Intrusion. “Idemia is therefore for us the right partner because of their technology expertise and field-proven quality and performances.”

“We are delighted to start this global partnership with Bosch”, commented Yves Portalier, EVP Biometric Devices and Automotive at IDEMIA. “The combination of our biometric devices with the BIS platform will be a strong offering for companies looking for a high level of security and user convenience.”

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