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Modernizing Physical Access Control with Facial Recognition in South Africa

year
2024
LOCATION
South Africa
client
product
BA8300

Overview

In 2024, Aratek Biometrics partnered with Asterion Technologies to enhance physical access control for a large residential community in South Africa. Through a 30-day Proof of Concept (POC), the Aratek BA8300 Facial Recognition Terminal was deployed, enrolling approximately 135 residents. This biometric solution enhanced identity verification, boosted user convenience, and ensured fair access across diverse demographics. Residents praised the system's ease of use and reliable performance, underscoring Aratek and Asterion's dedication to delivering advanced, secure, and efficient biometric solutions for better access control management.

Modernizing Physical Access Control with Facial Recognition in South Africa

Challenges

A long-standing client of Asterion Technologies in South Africa faced a variety of challenges in managing access and ensuring security for a large, diverse community. These challenges reflect common issues faced by many organizations seeking to enhance facility security and efficiency.

1. Outdated physical access controls: The community's reliance on manual checks for identity verification led to slow and error-prone processes, causing delays and creating potential security vulnerabilities.

2. Poor user convenience and efficiency: Residents frequently experienced inconveniences during peak hours, particularly when verifying identities in their vehicles at entry and exit points, causing inconvenience for both residents and security personnel.

3. Diverse residence base: Manual recording and storage of communication data pose significant security risks, with sensitive inmate information vulnerable to unauthorized access and tampering.

These challenges underscored the community's need for a modern solution that could replace the traditional methods, providing secure, efficient, and unbiased access control.

Solution

BA8300

BA8300

Biometric Terminal

8" Multifaceted Facial Recognition Terminal

In 2024, Aratek Biometrics partnered with Asterion Technologies to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aratek BA8300 Facial Recognition Terminal through a 30-day Proof of Concept (POC) for their established client. The goal was to streamline physical access processes and enhance security within this community. The POC involved various integration partners to ensure comprehensive testing in diverse scenarios. Approximately 135 residences were enrolled, and the system's ease of use and seamless integration into their daily routines received positive feedback.

The BA8300’s installation at optimal heights allowed residents, even in vehicles, to enter and exit effortlessly, significantly contributing to user convenience. Moreover, the self-enrollment process was simple, allowing residents to enroll quickly while admins retained control over approvals. One standout feature was the BA8300’s non-biased performance, accurately recognizing faces across different ethnic backgrounds. This capability was highly valued by both the client and the residents. The POC's success demonstrated Aratek and Asterion's dedication to providing advanced biometric solutions with the highest levels of accuracy, reliability, and user satisfaction.

Key Benefits

01.

Enhanced physical security

The BA8300's advanced facial recognition technology provided accurate and reliable identity verification, reducing potential physical access control vulnerabilities.

02.

Improved resident convenience

Optimally placed terminals allowed residents to easily enter and exit, even in vehicles, streamlining the verification process and reducing peak-hour congestion.

03.

Increased resident satisfaction

The system’s ability to accurately recognize faces across different ethnic backgrounds ensured unbiased and secure access control, enhancing overall resident satisfaction.

What our client’s say.

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