Bosch launches next-gen biometric fingerprint sensors

The new system allows flexible integration for easy enrollment and configuration, apart from including features such as fake finger detection for increased security.

The BioEntry W2
Bosch
The BioEntry W2

Bosch announced the launch of next-gen biometric fingerprint reader BioEntry W2, the system of which is said to allow full integration into the Access Engine of the Building Integration System (BIS)—for smaller organisations—and the Access Management System—for medium-to-large sized buildings—for easy enrollment and configuration, apart from including features such as fake finger detection for increased security.

Due to this ability, procedures such as fingerprint enrollment, assignment of cardholder data, and access control can all be managed via the two software alternatives, making enrollment and configuration convenient. In addition, fingerprint templates can be stored either in the database of these two software alternatives or on the reader itself, ensuring functionality even if the server fails.

The BioEntry W2 reader is a dual frequency smartcard reader that supports both low frequency (125Khz) and high frequency (13.56MHz) RFID technology including iClass and Mifare Desfire EV1, allowing the customer to use the reader with the credentials of his requirements. The support of Bosch coded credentials allows for maximum security.  Thanks to its IK09 vandal-resistant structure coupled with IP67 ingress protection, the BioEntry W2 is the ideal reader for outdoor applications and harsh environments.

The security of the reader has been increased with the improved optical sensor to filter fake fingerprints. The engine blocks fake fingerprints made out of various materials such as clay, rubber, silicon, glue, paper, film, et al. Hakan Ozyigit, regional director of security and safety systems, Robert Bosch Middle East FZE, said, “Investing in the right technology is central to the protection of any company’s assets, including your employees. Our innovations support building managers in ensuring that their access control systems are able to secure premises with a balance - making it easy for staff and visitors to move around the building effortlessly, while ensuring maximum protection and integrity against unauthorized entry.”

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