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SST implements Fujitsu palm-vein biometrics for Hiscox London Market

by Brian Sims

Security Systems Technology (SST) has implemented palm-vein biometric authentication developed by Fujitsu for Hiscox London Market, a division of the Bermuda-based insurer that underwrites international businesses via Lloyd’s of London.

The PalmSecure readers have been installed as a security protocol to authenticate employee access as Hiscox introduces secure document scanning in a move towards a paperless office.

A rigorous identification process to ensure that documents were assigned to the right person with an optimal flow of work was essential. SST evaluated numerous biometric technology devices before recommending and commissioning the PalmSecure readers which, in terms of this project, are used alongside the Fujitsu fi-6800 Production Scanner.

The paper scanning technology was introduced in order to speed up business and reduce human error, but accompanying security also had to be extremely thorough.

As a security and IT partner of Hiscox, SST assessed other approaches including fingerprint, facial recognition and RFID cards.

During the research stage, SST worked alongside Hiscox to introduce the Fujitsu PalmSecure reader and integrate this solution with the overall document management platform using a software development kit.

Steve Bigmore, IT project manager at Hiscox, commented: “We reviewed the palm-vein technology and were impressed with its maturity and already extensive use across a range of business sectors.”

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