IDEMIA announced a global partnership with Bosch Building Technologies to tap the fast-growing biometric access control market. According to market analysts, this market at $1bn in 2021, will grow to $1.4 by 2024, twice the growth of traditional access control systems.
This booming market comes from the fact that a growing number of companies understand that for their security, they cannot rely anymore only on simple ID badges, that can be cloned (for older technologies still used by 44% of companies) or simply stolen. The consequence is that it is never possible to know with certainty who is entering the premises. Biometrics, based on personal, physiological, unforgeable characteristics, provide the highest degree of certainty that the person passing the door is a genuine authorized 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). This robust and reliable security and life safety system is proven by over 3000 installations integrating 10 million detectors worldwide.
Bosch will offer IDEMIA’s flagship contactless biometric terminals:
- MorphoWave, the only terminal in the world capable of scanning and verifying 4 fingerprints in less than 1 second through a quick, simple and fully touchless wave movement of the hand,
- VisionPass the most advanced facial recognition terminal combining 2D, 3D and infrared cameras with IDEMIA’s leading facial algorithms.
Both terminals combine high biometric accuracy, speed and convenience with a fully touchless user experience. They operate efficiently with sanitary masks and are therefore well adapted for Covid-prevention policies. IDEMIA terminals are already integrated with the BIS platform and with most gates and turnstile vendors. This will greatly facilitate deployments in Bosch specific markets with a focus on commercial buildings, industrial and logistics sites, government premises and airports/seaports.
Gregor Schlechtriem, Senior Vice President Bosch Building Technologies Business Unit Access & Intrusion, said, “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. Idemia is therefore for us the right partner because of their technology expertise and field-proven quality and performances.”
Yves Portalier, EVP Biometric Devices and Automotive at IDEMIA, said, “We are delighted to start this global partnership with Bosch. 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”.