Biometric (fingerprint) technology joins digital and RFID card security in EMKA’s latest developments for their Electronic Locking and Monitoring (ELM) or cabinet access and environmental control system, which operates with their modular swinghandle and cabinet locking components.
The addition of the EMKA BioLock, with integral fingerprint reader, to the ELM program now offers a superior level of security for protection of valuable data in compliance with PCI, SOX, SSAE 16 and HIPAA in support of EN 50600 – with unique, personal identification and traceability. The use of biometric access control gives the possibility also of an operator designating specific alarm fingers which both open the system and set off a remote alarm to warn of an operator under threat, so enhancing personal safety.
The BioLock, in conjunction with PIN codes and RFID access cards, provides a high 3 level security protection which may be applied on an individual cabinet or on a designated block of cabinets with, for example, a group controller supplemented with separate cabinet release protocols. Multiple releases of separate panels on individual cabinets are catered for by means of linked ELock slave units.
BioLock management is handled by means of Control Cockpit software which provides comprehensive control and monitoring functions with the flexibility to add/remove/report/alarm in support of the SYSLOG standard – plus an SNMP interface for integration with third party systems.
A video about the 3500 Biometric locking system can be viewed at www.emkablog.co.uk/videos.