Intersec to shine spotlight on biometric systems

The implementation of cloud-based, biometric systems to boost security in the GCC’s education sector will represent a major focus at Intersec 2017

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The implementation of cloud-based, biometric systems to improve security within the GCC’s education sector will represent a major focus at Intersec 2017.

A selection of technologies, including Touchless Biometric Technology’s (TBS) touchless fingerprint sensor, will be showcased at the event.

Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Intersec 2017, is confident that the latest systems can be employed by GCC educational establishments to record attendance, and improve safety and security.

Ahmed Pauwels, chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Intersec, as the premier business networking and trade event for safety, security, and fire protection in the wider region, has served as a regional bellwether and launch pad for many new technological innovations.

“Biometric technology and the use of cloud-based security systems are the latest trend in effective and efficient access control solutions worldwide, and will be showcased for the benefit of regional trade buyers.”

Hult International Business School in Dubai was the first facility to test Swiss-based TBS’s 3D technology to record class attendance. Wirelessly connected kiosks and touchless fingerprint sensors were installed at the entrance of each lecture room, enabling all students to sign in, regardless of their arrival time.

Alex Zarrabi, CEO of TBS, said that the trial of his company’s system at Hult’s Dubai campus helped his team to make the case for implementation at other sites. The biometric readers have now been installed at Hult campuses in London, Boston, and San Francisco.

“All four sites on three continents are synchronised instantly, giving the college real-time and global control on their time and attendance data for all their students,” Zarrabi explained.

“The TBS solution allows seamless monitoring of student transfers between campuses, allowing for instant, automatic, and accurate tracking across different time zones,” he added.

The global market for biometric systems is expected to reach $24.4bn by 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets. The research organisation predicts annual growth of 18% during the period 2016 to 2020.

A forecast from TechNavio, meanwhile, suggests that biometrics in the Middle East will outperform the global rate of adoption, with annual growth of 19% through to 2019.

Intersec 2017 will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 22-24 January.

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