G4S Technology and Entertech Systems to provide UK enterprise-level integrated biometric security solutions

Posted On 06 Jun 2014
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Entertech Systems and G4S Technology have announced a technology partnership that combines the former’s identity management and Suprema biometrics with G4S’ security solutions, in turn providing a robust security offering to UK end user customers.” This new partner relationship fits perfectly with our own focus on excellence in technology and customer service,” said David Ella, vice-president of technology and marketing at G4S Technology.” With UK-based support from Entertech Systems, our installers and customers can easily tap into the benefits of sophisticated Suprema biometrics.” The integration of Suprema biometric devices and the Entertech Systems BioConnect application with Symmetry provides more efficient, user-friendly access control for G4S customers. Instead of having to manage badge records in two different systems (one for the access control panel and another for the biometric templates), BioConnect seamlessly syncs end users between the two systems. Using a simple enrolment window, they can search for a user/badge and add biometric templates. Designed for organisations of any size and suitable for all applications, Symmetry delivers the latest technology in a proven, scalable, fully-integrated system which can be managed from one easy-to-use software application. Symmetry features a wide range of advanced applications as standard including visitor management, badge production, interactive graphical maps and a comprehensive access control solution with anti-passback (plus all the other features that would be expected by large organisations). Maximising efficiencies and reducing costs for end users ” Like us, G4S Technology understands the growing need to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs for customers through leading innovation and truly responsive customer service,” explained Rob Douglas, CEO of Entertech Systems.” We look forward to working with them to deliver next generation biometric access control to the UK market.” The Suprema line of biometric devices, which includes fingerprint detection, card and PIN readers and Entertech Systems’ BioConnect application is now available through G4S Technology. Applicable Suprema biometric readers include BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini. Entertech Systems is the official operating partner for Suprema Inc in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. G4S Technology provides fully integrated access control, video management, life safety, perimeter protection and alarm management systems. The company designs, develops, manufactures, installs and maintains systems protecting everything from small offices through to complex Government facilities and high security environments. Symmetry is the advanced access control and video management system from G4S Technology that’s used by millions of customers around the world on a daily basis.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.