Vanderbilt adds third party biometric readers to ever-expanding portfolio

State-of-the-art security systems developer Vanderbilt has recently announced the addition of three ZKTeco biometric readers to its ever-expanding access control products portfolio. This news follows on from the launch of the company’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) readers, plus the inclusion of Akuvox’s IP door entry phones in its portfolio. As is the case with the BLE readers, the biometric readers integrate with Vanderbilt’s access control ACT Enterprise software (specifically Version 2.10 or later).

The ZKTeco readers that now integrate with Vanderbilt’s ACT Enterprise are the MA300, the SF420 and the SLK20R. These readers are renowned for their fast and accurate fingerprint algorithm, easy installation and connectivity and smooth operation and management.

Speaking about the MA300 fingerprint reader, Paul McCarthy (product manager at Vanderbilt) explained: “The MA300 offers unparalleled performances by adopting an advanced ZK fingerprint algorithm for reliability, precision and excellent matching speed. It comes in a metallic casing and is IP65 rated. This means that it’s resistant to water, dust and other outside damages. That makes the MA300 ideal for both internal and external mounting scenarios.”

Turning to the SF420, McCarthy stated: “This brings the flexibility to be installed as a standalone or with any third party panels that support 26-bit Wiegand. Both the SF420 and the MA300 possess one-touch-a-second user recognition and can store 1,500 templates. While the SF420 can host 5,000 cards and 80,000 transactions, the MA300 can take on an additional 5,000 cards more and 20,000 additional transactions.”

Adding further weight to the advantages of the MA300, it also contains full access control features with anti-passback, an access control interface for third party electric locks, a door sensor, an exit button, an alarm and a doorbell. Moreover, it works with ACT Mifare Classic cards. The SF420 also works with ACT Mifare Classic cards, but only UID versions.

The final addition to the portfolio is the SLK20R. For the MA300 and the SF420 to work with ACT Enterprise software, one enrolment reader (ie the SLK20R) is required. The SLK20R primarily operates by capturing the fingerprint template into the ACT Enterprise software, and then the template is distributed to the readers on a network via IP.

These new biometric readers can be enrolled by an administrator card when the device works in standalone mode. TCP/IP and RS485 are available so that the devices can be connected quickly and conveniently.

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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.

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