Access control and credit card payment systems are taking a giant leap into the future thanks to Zwipe, which has produced the world’s first commercially available fingerprint activated solution. Security, cost savings, and durability are just a few of the benefits users will enjoy when ditching the swipe in favor of this new technology.
The Zwipe payment solution combines the speed of contactless data exchange with the security of biometrics to deliver a next-level operation. It’s the added biometric security element that has the industry buzzing .
Only after activation by fingerprint authentication will the payment card be ready for use at a standard credit card or EMV card reading machine. With the fingerprint compulsory for the card to be utilized, this eliminates the risk of lost or stolen credit and debit cards.
Additionally, the biometric data is stored only on the card and the user’s fingerprint data is never transferred from the card to any payment machine. This additional feature will protect against thefts that occur when a card number is physically snatched off a terminal by recording the card account information.
The access control component of the Zwipe card is equally fascinating. Because the biometric authentication is required for the card to work, this eliminates lending or borrowing building access cards and reduces security concerns related to lost or stolen credentials.
Similar to the payment solution, the access control Zwipe solution does not save the biometric data from the card, meaning the building being accessed won’t have access to the fingerprint itself.
The installation aspect is the final benefit and one that is often hidden from sight when deciding to upgrade your system. The Zwipe Access credentials allow companies to upgrade to biometric authentication without upgrading a single card reader or even the back end system.
The fact that the upgrade can be made without installing new hardware or software makes it a money-saving venture, especially when you factor in future savings in losses prevented.
Contact Capture Technologies who have Certified Smart Card Industry Professionals on their staff for further information to see if Zwipe is a good solution for your organization.