Access Control with SentryCard
SendryCard is a biometric entry card compatible with leading industry platforms.
As an authorized SentryCard partner, we can add this unique card to your access control and even your time and attendance.
The biometrics are enrolled, stored, and matched solely within the SentryCard. As a result, a broad range of privacy concerns from GDPR and BIPA are alleviated. This solution is compatible with industry-leading platforms and readers. Therefore, there’s no need to replace existing infrastructure while being easily phased into your system.
SentryCard was built to address the requirements of Information and Operation Technology, as well as physical security. Further, this credential provides a multi-factor biometric proof-of-identity for building and systems access.
SentryCard is the first open-architected biometric platform of its kind. When used in conjunction with third-party verification software, SentryCard saves significant resources by eliminating the need for using usernames and passwords. No more helpdesk resets! The SentryCard is flexible enough to log out users whether using time-based rules or simply removing the credential.
SentryCard biometric authentication quickly provides proof-positive identification for every login, whether on-site or working remotely.
SentryCard can work in conjunction with existing physical access control infrastructure, replacing standalone biometric solutions. SentryCard and its data is undiscoverable until the user is biometrically authenticated, protecting the privacy of the user and the potential liability to the organization.
Passive proximity detection
Using embedded UHF technology, SentryCard can be leveraged to track the location of the credential holder while they are in the office. That’s critical when determining who is inside in the event of a mandatory evacuation. Importantly, in the COVID era, it enables organizations to implement contact tracing and determine how the illness might spread in the unfortunate occurrence of an outbreak. That can be the difference between a site-wide quarantine or targeted quarantining of only the individuals who were exposed.
Addressing privacy concerns
The protection of biometric data is of paramount importance. Any breach exposing this ultra-sensitive personal data poses significant risks and liabilities to the organization as well as to the affected person.
In order to keep organizations accountable, several U.S. States have passed legislation regarding the collection, storage, and use of biometric data. Internationally, the E.U.’s General Data Protection Rights (GDPR) legislation, along with the rules in the UK and India provide a strong stance on biometric data protection and the associated liabilities.
The potential liabilities for the mishandling of biometric data are considerable. Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is viewed as the most rigorous, imposing a $1,000 to $5,000 penalty for each violation, per employee, until remedied. In 2018-19, over 200 BIPA lawsuits were filed targeting employers utilizing biometric technology in the workplace.