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Next Generation Access Control with Biometrics

Zwipe Access
Zwipe Access is an advanced biometric smart card solution for access control. It is batteryless and fully compatible with existing market-leading card based access control solutions.  
Biometric Secure Element (BioSE)

Our single-silicon BioSE ensures superior biometric performance and an excellent user experience.

Fingerprint sensor

The quality fingerprint area sensor comes mounted on 35 mm tape for efficient implanting into cards with mass production equipment.

Passive inlay

With no active components in the Zwipe Access inlay, our platform is ready for a quick ramp-up and high volume manufacturing.

How it works?

On placing the card near a reader, the access control application on the card invokes the biometric cardholder verification function on the card to perform entry validation. An access code is only computed if the biometric verification is successful.

Zwipe’s Access Cards deliver a number of benefits:

Ensures authorized access

Zwipe's Access Cards add two-factor authentication to existing contactless card-based access control systems. The biometric authentication provides assurance that only the legitimate person is granted access. This provides a significant improvement over existing solutions where any user of a card is granted access regardless of whether it is the legitimate holder of the card or not.

Simple and intuitive

Zwipe Access cards operate in the same way as existing access control cards but with significantly higher security. When the rightful cardholder places the enrolled finger on the fingerprint sensor integrated in the card and holds the card close to the card reader, an authenticated and secure access is granted. The high quality fingerprint sensor and biometric system embedded into the card reliably identify the authorized user providing a frictionless experience and operational environment, making adoption much faster.

Cost efficient

An improvement in access control security can be introduced without needing to upgrade any of the existing infrastructures, meaning that no new readers, pin pads or cameras need be installed at the door, gates, or turnstiles. Authenticating legitimate access card holders, Zwipe Access provides a step change in security & user experience without changing the existing backend infrastructures and thereby saving cost. These cards are fully compatible with the existing door locks and access infrastructures.

Hygienic and contactless

The Zwipe Access card cannot be shared by users and there is no need for any physical authentication device within the doors, gates, or turnstiles, therefore there is no risk of transmission of germs through shared reading devices or the fingerprint sensor on the card. The Zwipe solution overcomes any user concerns over having to share devices thanks to a completely touch-free user experience.

World-class security and privacy

In this Biometric System-on-Card solution, the fingerprint capture is performed by the on card sensor. Feature extraction and comparison are performed within the card’s secure element. This means that the biometric data never leaves the card and therefore any data security or privacy concerns are alleviated. When an employee returns the card, the data can be securely erased from the card.

End-to-end solution

Cardholder enrollment is the process of initially registering the fingerprint data for the authorized user onto their card. This process is done on card, using the fingerprint sensor embedded into the card. This process can be performed at the same time the card is issued to the user. Zwipe provides multiple ways to enroll a card including providing a library for a systems integrator that allows their application to communicate with the card during enrollment and provide user feedback to streamline the process.

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