Now more than ever, we’re thinking about everything that we touch. Buttons, handles, rails, turnstiles…the list goes on. Part of our responsibility as business leaders and decision makers is to mitigate the transmission of pathogens such as COVID-19 in our built environments. Every choice we make fuels or decreases the risk of exposure both to our staff and our company’s overall health. Implementing preventative measures such as no-touch access control solutions can help protect staff and visitors every day and during emergency situations. Here are our favorite no-touch solutions for businesses in Puerto Rico:
1. Symmetry Blue for access control with smartphones
One of the latest innovations in access control is the use of a smartphone in place of a physical access card. It makes sense— cards are more often forgotten, lost or borrowed, while a phone is usually close to its owner at all times. AMAG’s Symmetry™ Blue Bluetooth Reader provides a secure, convenient and intuitive alternative to open doors, using a mobile device. Users can use their mobile device (Android or iOS), a card or both with the reader range. (Reads NXP MIFARE, DESFire smart cards, 125khz proximity cards and Bluetooth.) The Symmetry Apps and virtual (mobile) credentials are free of charge and don’t require a license. The app provides a quick and easy bridge to immediately start using the mobile device—simply download and you’re set to go!
2. MorphoWave™ Compact to scan fingers in 3D
MorphoWave™ Compact is the newest addition to IDEMIA’s range of readers for no-touch biometric access control. Smaller and lighter than the preceding MorhoWave Tower, this solution integrates IDEMIA’s patented, touchless 3D fingerprint technology in a stylish and compact wall-mounted device, suitable for any location. With a simple pass of the hand over the sensor—and in less than a second—it scans four fingers in 3D, ensuring the most accurate and reliable fingerprint matching for maximum security. MorphoWave Compact’s reduced size also comes with a very competitive cost of ownership, an IP65 rating and a rich feature set. It also supports Prox, iClass, MIFARE, DESFire cards and PIN code for multi-factor authentication.
3. Wave to open with NTS-1
NTS-1 by Alarm Controls is a sanitary solution that allows employees, clients and visitors to open doors without direct contact. Waving in front of the station activates the system (IR sensor detection range up to 4″) and dual color (red/green) LED indicates inactive/active status. NTS-1 operates on 12 or 24 VDC, and comes with a single gang stainless steel, weather resistant, vandal resistant face plate. Time delay settable for 1 to 35 seconds. Ideal for healthcare facilities or any business/organization with high transit areas.
Want to talk about these or other no-touch solutions for your business? Contact us! We’d be happy to take a tour of your facility and advise on the best course of action. At EAS we’re experts at designing, implementing and maintaining a wide variety of security and IT solutions that work for you and we’re committed to protect your most valuable assets.
EAS Security + IT is a technology integration company with 25 years of experience serving industrial, commercial and government clients in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our services include CCTV, Access Control, Data Security, Structured Cabling, IDS, Intercom & P.A. + more.