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Integrating ekey finger scanners into building control systems

Monday, 1. August 2016

ekey gives your building control system the personal touch!

There is already a wide selection of different manufacturers making building control systems which are designed to make 21st century life as comfortable and safe as possible for you. However, by using the ekey fingerprint access control system, these systems can now detect "who" triggers an action and therefore make it possible to control, manage, or grant access to your building based on a particular person.

By integrating ekey fingerprint access control solutions into your building control system, you get lots of new options:

With ekey, the house knows who is present and who is not in the house. Depending on who is entering the house, it is possible to do much more with your fingerprint than simply opening the door – you can also save a lot of energy as the lighting, heating, and blinds are controlled intelligently. These options can be configured on a user-specific basis – so the TV and the stove remain off when it's just the children at home, for example. It is even possible to implement time-dependent authorizations: This means, for example, that the cleaner only has access to the house at certain times.

When it comes to the user-defined options, the only limit is the user's imagination.

For public buildings and companies, there is the option to record who has entered the building, as well as the time and location at which they entered. This also makes it possible to use the system for time-recording purposes.

What's more, information about whether an authorized finger has been swiped over the reader is available. If the person is not authorized, this information could be used to switch on the garden lighting and store a photo from the door camera in an archive, for example. Using a logic in the building control system, it is possible to trigger a different command with each finger saved.

PRODUCT INNOVATION: ekey finger scanners + KNX

Integration into KNX home and building system technology

The internationally recognized KNX standard for home and building system technology makes it possible to network every component, from lighting and heating to the alarm system, and therefore offers considerably enhanced convenience, security, and cost-effectiveness in buildings with a functional purpose as well as residential buildings.

Despite this, what it has been lacking is the ultimate advantage: personalized building control using biometric data that guarantees unique identification.  

Being an official KNX partner ekey will make that now possible, so your home will become smarter than ever!

To connect ekey finger scanners to KNX home and building system technology, ekey biometric systems has developed the ekey home CV KNX, which is available now.

The KNX-certified ekey KNX converter converts access information directly into KNX events, making it possible to control, manage, or grant access to your building based on a particular person.

Apart from various converters (KNX, UDP, Wiegand), ekey also offers the option of coupling finger scanners with third-party systems directly using a software development kit.

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About ekey

ekey was founded in 2002 and is now Europe's top provider of fingerprint access solutions. ekey puts authorization into the customer's hands! Keys, cards, codes, etc. can be lost, forgotten, or stolen. "Your finger is always on hand!" ekey's wide range of products includes fingerprint scanners for doors, gates, alarm systems and time recording.

The international company currently has 90 employees at its 5 locations in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein/Switzerland, Italy, and Slovenia, and exports its products to over 70 countries, which makes up 73% of its business. ekey's main sales markets include Spain and the USA, in addition to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Italy.

Press contact

Mag. Andrea Zöbl
ekey biometric systems GmbH
Lunzerstraße 89, 4030 Linz, Österreich

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