Trying to decide which type of access control credential your campus should adopt? Here’s a primer on mag stripe, proximity and smart cards, NFC, BLE and biometrics. By: Jeffrey E. Barnhart With sprawling acres of land, colleges and universities need to ensure that students, faculty and staff have safe access to campus resources. Academic institutions historically relied on face-to-face Read more
By: Kevin Freiberger, Director of Identity Programs at Valid The New York State Education Department blocked facial recognition software testing in schools merely weeks before it was set to begin. This comes despite reassurances from the Lockport City School District that it would only enter the information of significant threats (like suspended or expelled students and sex offenders) into Read more
Banning Facial Recognition Tech Moves Safety Backwards (Contributed) Kevin Freiburger June 26, 2019 Facial recognition technology wasn’t always feasible for the public sector. The accuracy of the face-matching software algorithms was not reliable, some contained biases and the systems themselves required significant IT overhead to operate. However, that tide has shifted. Today’s facial recognition technology is much faster, more Read more
By: Michael Fox – Chief Commercial Officer, Identity Solutions While no system is foolproof, biometrics are vastly more accurate and secure ways to identify patients because they measure a physical trait (something you are) rather than a piece of knowledge (something you know e.g., passwords, ssn, PIN). Cases of mistaken identity can have devastating consequences in healthcare. A newborn Read more
Valid is one of the sponsors of Biometrics HITech 2017, the largest event in Brazil specializing in biometrics and technologies for human identification. The event is being held in Brasília, between August 29 and 31, 2017.