WITH PALM VEIN RECOGNITION
WITH PALM VEIN RECOGNITION
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
What is palm vein recognition? Palm vein recognition is a biometric authentication method based on the unique patterns of veins in the palms of people’s hands. Palm vein recognition systems, like many other biometric technologies, capture the pattern of the palm vein, encrypts the data and stores it on BioSec server as an encrypted hash code. This code is unbreakable and untraceable.
The biometric authentication system is a technology, which measures the individual physical characteristics of a body and uses the data for personal authentication. In our case, the vein sensor within the palm vein scanner measures and records the hand’s vein structure by the emission of infrared light.
In opposite to other technologies, which use surface characteristics (fingerprint, face recognition) the vein sensor measures the vein structure below one’s skin, therefore the biometric template cannot be stolen. Due to the fact that we are using an inner biometric characteristic, secret data collection is not possible without one’s knowledge.
The palm vein recognition-based technology’s uniqueness and advantages:
SAFE AND HYGENIC –
No physiological user restrictions while proving to be extremely hygienic as no contact to the skin is required. As veins are internal and have a wealth of differentiating features, attempts to forge an identity are extremely difficult, thereby enabling a high level of security.
COMPARING WITH OTHER
On the market end users have to get familiar with four main biometric technologies on the market (fingerprint, face recognition, iris recognition, vein recognition).
Following main indicators were defined based on long field experience that clients can choose the most suitable solution to meet its own requirements:
Most people should be able to be enrolled biometrically in order that you have the minimum problem group each time, who has to be handled individually.
Face recognition – Everybody has a face to be recognized, therefore in terms of universality it is a solid solution. Although, due to the current situation face mask must be worn in public spaces. For face recognition mask needs to be removed first what increases the chance of infection.
Fingerprint – as an external biometric ID is very vulnerable to surface injuries, dirt, 5-9% has no fingerprint from birth etc., therefore already at the enrolment fingerprint will result greatest problem group.
Iris recognition – is a safe technology, approximately 1-2% has no unique iris pattern from birth.
Palm vein recognition – Almost everybody has a hand with vein pattern to be enrolled, only the people with special disability cannot be registered. We do not know of any health condition, which would influence the quality of the biometric template.
The chosen technology should have the best False Acceptance Rate (FAR) to ensure in the best possible way that false acceptance cases outside. One important factor of FAR is the number of reference points created.
Face recognition – is using up to several hundred thousand reference points with an average FAR of 0.001 (this can change with each solution provider).
Fingerprint – is using in average between 12-120 reference points with least secure FAR.
Iris recognition – is almost as secure as palm vein recognition due to the up to 4 000 000 reference points. Depending on the solution provider FAR of palm vein and iris can be similar
Palm vein recognition – is using 5 000 000 reference points with a certified FAR of 0.00008%.
A biometric template should not change during times and the owner should not be forced to register repeatedly.
Face recognition – is a stabile biometric template but a lot of outdoor conditions can influence the False Rejection Rate.
Fingerprint – is not a stabile biometric template, as surface injuries, dirt, less unique pattern can force the visitor to reregister again.
Iris recognition – uses a stable template but red eyes, contact lenses might influence authentication.
Palm vein recognition – From the age of 14 the vein pattern does not change during our lifetime, therefore once registered in a system is enough. There are no known health issues, which influence the quality of authentication except vein surgeries.
Face recognition – takes 2-5 seconds and you have to keep still with your head etc., in practice the authentication speed gets slower during mass admission.
Fingerprint – is one second, if the template can be read out.
Iris recognition – takes 2-3 second, in addition the positioning of the eye might take longer
Palm vein recognition – authentication takes in average 1 second without getting slower in outdoor conditions or with a larger database.
Face recognition – can be influenced by direct sunlight, FRR can be far higher during mass admission.
Fingerprint – is not affected by the external influences, except, if the surface is wet.
Iris recognition – in outdoor conditions is affected by direct sunlight.
Palm vein recognition – As the hand creates a shadow between the sensor and the hand, direct sunlight, external temperatures, rain do not affect authentication, FAR or FRR. Technology works from -20 – +60 degrees.
Authentication solution based on palm vein recognition is the most optimal alternative for the general personal authentication. In most cases FAR, FRR and speed are most vital for mass authentication and the success of a solution (below are general figures found on the internet).
Authentication speed (sec)
External sources of error
Stability of biometric template
Number of reference points
dirt, injuries, wet skin
contect lens, blood, sun
~up to 4 000 000
up to 5 000 000
IT SECURITY SOLUTIONS
BLogin is a logical access control system based on biometrics that we need only our hand to log in into Windows. BLogin is Active Directory compatible.
Users’ reaction to complex password-based systems in general:
In case of companies, this causes the following inconveniences:
Main feature of BLogIn:
Possible identification procedure: verification (template + user name), identification (template only)
RackGuard is a palm vein recognition based biometric solution for opening and closing server racks on a high security level. By using RackGuard, the user only needs his/her hand to open a server rack, thus the inconveniences and security risks of using keys, passcodes and cards can be eliminated with a wave of the hand. RackGuard can be used with wire- and wireless locks and a maximum number of 100 server racks can be connected, depending on the type of the lock.
Complemented with our GateKeeper access control system, not only the server racks, but also the server rooms can be only accessed with biometric authentication. RackGuard is currently under development, it is expected to be launched latest in Q3 2021.
Main benefits of using the RackGuard:
Higher, personalized security for accessing racks. Perfectly adapts to the customer’s needs, whether they need 1:n or a 1:1 authentication. Can be easily used by anyone, regardless of age or abilities, since they only need their hands for authentication. Can be combined with other BioSec solutions, thus one server will serve all solutions (complex security concepts can be created, e.g. combining logical access control with physical security products etc.) Ideal solution even in case of large number of users. More server racks can be managed at the same time Transparent event tracking 1:n or 1:1 authentication options ~1 second authentication time with a wave of the hand.
ACCESS CONTROL DEVICES FOR INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS
Triple 1 – modular biometric terminal
Triple 1 + – modular biometric terminal with RFID reader
Learning Stage 1
1st step: wrist support and finger distance control accessories are attached
Learning Stage 2
2nd step: the support is being eased by removing the wrist holder
Learning Stage 3
3rd step: when users are precisely and securely able to scan their palms all accessories are being removed
TIME AND ATTENDANCE DEVICE
TimeKeeper – modular biometric terminal with RFID reader and touchscreen
Learning Stage 1
Learning Stage 2
Learning Stage 3
PHYSICAL ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTIONS
GateKeeper is a biometric access control system developed for all target groups from small offices to high security critical infrastructures.
Using the GateKeeper system, the palm vein scanning biometric technology can be also easily integrated into any existing system as an add-on module without replacing the actual solution. The system is Active Directory compatible, therefore the right management can become very simple, since it is integrated into the company’s existing right management system.
GateKeeper is the ideal alternative to card-based systems, offering highest security with user friendly characteristics. Nevertheless, we can provide a hybrid system combining RFID and biometric technology in a flexible way.
GateKeeper, physical access control system
What are the benefits of GateKeeper compared to competitors?
Main business sectors where the GateKeeper can be utilized
StadiumGuard is a security and service solution package, which was specially developed for stadiums, sport halls and sport venues. StadiumGuard is rather a concept than a collection of products. The main goal of StadiumGuard is to create a zero-tolerance based security system for family-friendly stadiums.
Is a security and service solution package created for standalone stadiums or complete national systems to provide safety and higher service level. StadiumGuard ensures a peaceful and family friendly environment for sport lovers, by keeping out banned people from the stadium until their banishment. By using StadiumGuard, facility operator has one integrated solution package, which covers the following fields in one but all modules can be chosen also separately.
Complete online and offline electronic ticketing system with fan registry, especially developed for stadiums and proven since 10 years in the market.
Biometric personal identification or verification solution for blacklist/whitelist checking, which can be integrated as a secondary verifier in case 3rd party access control system is already installed. One second authentication time, vandal proof enclosure and outdoor terminals are only a few features of the system, which have been developed separately for handling large masses, to keep troublemakers outside and create a 100% personalized ticket.
Complete physical access control system, optionally with the fastest biometric personal identification system, the BioSec palm vein identification system, which works error free even in outdoor conditions. The GateKeeper+ system enables gate and turnstile management and it can be combined with RFID/barcode reading.
Management system of GateKeeper+ for complex operation, has been specifically developed for stadiums and large systems. MatchGUARD is a two click system, therefore every information can be reached by two clicks. The system includes a forecast module for critical situations and also provides real time event management and complex access point management for fast interactions.
LifePass is a palm vein recognition based biometric personal authentication middleware, which can be easily integrated into any third-party system via standard interface. The LifePass was specially developed to integrate the security of palm vein recognition-based technology into any system, thus replacing or completing low security passwords, cards or other identifiers. By using LifePass, the highest security level can be provided in any system, where the client only needs his/her hand for personal authentication. The The LifePass is the core module of all BioSec solutions provided by OMSTEC, as it includes the authentication solution itself, without any additional features.
By using palm vein recognition, identity related abuses can be eliminated, as the vein ID cannot be copied, stolen or used by anyone else, as in case of cards, PINs, etc.
Simple to use
LifePass can be easily used by anyone, regardless of age or abilities, which has been proven in one of the most challenging fields, in sport security.
By using LifePass, the user is identified by simply putting his/her hand above the vein sensor, thus there is no need to searching for keys, cards or tokens.
Easy to integrate
As LifePass has been developed as a middleware, it can be easily integrated into any 3rd party system, ensuring high security and convenience in any system.
LifePass ensures a fast, ~1 second authentication time for an unlimited number of users.
By using LifePass, the costs of replacing stolen or lost RFID cards-, tokens- and bracelets can be absolutely eliminated.
Main features of the LifePass:
Possible authentication methods with LifePass:
Biometric verification on paper:
By using our „Security Paper” technology, we can „place” the biometric template with double encryption (once the hash and the datamatrix itself is separately encrypted with AES 256 bit) onto a paper or plastic card and read out the data within 0,5 seconds (for one template), therefore the biometric hash does not have to be stored on any chip.
Main areas and business sectors where the GateKeeper can be utilized
What is JustPass?
JustPass is a palm vein recognition based biometric access control solution for clients with smaller infrastructures. JustPass is a next generation biometric system, now also available for Micro- and Small-Enterprises (from the price perspective). It offers an off-the-shelf, cost-effective alternative to traditional access control systems, with high security and convenience. At the same time, JustPass has a simple infrastructure, which can be used for 1:n authentication. The system can be used by up to 150 people and 8 authentication points (for larger systems, GateKeeper can be provided).
Why JustPass is beneficial for your business?
Main areas and business sectors where the GateKeeper can be utilized
RapidGuard is a rapid deployment biometric authentication and right management solution based on palm vein recognition to identify a person in a mobile and flexible way. RapidGuard is simple to install and can used for mobile authentication checkpoints (in crisis areas, events etc.), festival access points etc. Besides providing reliable authentication, RapidGuard carries out complete right management, without the need for additional infrastructure.
Whether it is a sports event, a festival or an organisation (e.g. fire departments, disaster management etc.) on mission, RapidGuard ensures simple, secure and fast authentication for a high number of users. In addition, people on mission and injured persons can be also identified quickly and access rights to security zones can be controlled easily. RapidGuard enables 1:n or 1:1 authentication, online and offline functioning, right management based access control and to create events to identify outgoing and incoming staff for real time event status.
Main benefits of using the RapidGuard:
Main fields of use of the RapidGuard:
Main features of RapidGuard
OMSTEC is the official distributor of Biosec Group’s products in the UK. Our company provides comprehensive services to deliver outstanding solutions in biometric identification. We provide total project management from design to implementation to our UK based customers.
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