The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects (“things”) that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet.
The “Internet of things” involves objects of the physical world which are not necessarily equipped with means of connection to data transmission networks, which in turn requires the use of technologies for identifying these objects (“things”).
The concept started emerging with RFID technology, however, all means for automatic identification, such as optically recognizable identifiers (barcodes, Data Matrix, QR codes), real-time location tools, require standardization in order each object to be identified.
In the Internet of Things, a special role is played by measurement tools that ensure the transformation of information about the external environment into machine-readable data, and thereby fill the computing environment with meaningful information. A wide class of measuring instruments is used, from elementary sensors, such as temperature, pressure, illumination sensors, consumption meters (such as smart meters) to complex integrated measuring systems. Within the concept of the “Internet of Things”, integration of measuring instruments in a network (such as wireless sensor networks, measuring complexes) offers the possibility of building systems of machine-to-machine interaction.
The spectrum of possible data transmission technologies encompasses all possible means of wireless and wired networks.
Use of IoT
There is no precise box or list of devices where the IoT system can be applied. Actually, IoT is almost always involved when we talk about “smart” systems and automation.
In practice, IoT can be implemented even in a private house, since almost any physical object can be turned into a “smart” one. We can give a few examples of IoT use, such as smart home with a smart air conditioning or heating system, smart lighting, smart kettle or coffee machine, smart garden plants pouring and more; industry – software systems, sensors, data analysis, smart machines and equipment; health protection – medical drones, individual approach to patients, results of researches, analysis of doctor’s work etc.
IoT enables companies to automate processes and reduce labor costs. This reduces the volume of waste, improves the quality of provided services, and reduces the cost of production and logistics.
What about smart access control systems? Obviously, every company needs a security system with CCTV cameras, data storage and management platforms, and nowadays, more and more companies need more strict attendance management and identification systems which are part of IoT!
More preference is given to fast and contactless technologies allowing rapid, reliable and automated user – staff member or visitor – identification without personal contact, but machine-to-machine communication allowing, on one hand, access control (machine authorizes or denies access to user), one the other hand, data storage and management (all data about allowed and denied access is sent to and kept on a server), and in the third place, alarms and communication with all instances of entity security system.
That’s where our ThermoVSN smart access control terminals can help!
What are the advantages of our access control terminals?
They combine multiple contactless technologies such as NFC technology, face recognition, temperature checking, and naturally can perform different kinds of machine-to-machine communication such as:
- communication with automated doors systems for gate control;
- client-server communication for data storage and management;
- communication with alarm systems.
Swiss Biometrix guarantee a GDPR compliant data protection, stable and automatic working mechanisms, communication between administration and security guards within your organization with use of our devices.
Our Face X2 terminals contain hardware and software with use of various technologies adapted for different occasions.
Our terminals support multiple face recognition algorithms. Recognition speed: 200 ms, recognition accuracy: 99.7%. Contactless and reliable method of staff members registration and access control with database storage up to 100’000 faces.
Our terminals can detect a person from 0.2 to 4 meters.
Face X2 terminals can read contactless cards or badges conforming to ISO14443 13.56MHz type A & B. Fast and reliable method of user authentication.
QR and Barcodes Scanner
Face X2 terminals can generate and read QR codes and 1D/2D barcodes. Good for temporary access.
Face X1 and Face X2 both have a high-sensitive capacitor microphone with digital noise reduction and dual-track speaker supporting text-to-speech. Devices can be used for communication with staff members, security guards and more.
Face X1 and Face X2 terminals support 2.4 GHz WiFi, 10/100 M Ethernet and 3G/4G LTE Internet connections.
Face X1 and Face X2 terminals support various interfaces for door control: Wiegand 26/34-bit, RS-485, RS-232, controlled with relay.
Face X1 and Face X2 terminals can contain a thermal T-PULSE-X camera by Swiss Biometrix, intended for human body or skin non-contact temperature measurement.
Face X1 and Face X2 terminals can connect and transfer access data to a server of your organization, depending on your requirements.
Face X1 and Face X2 terminals can collect, transfer data, tasks or workloads between peers – in this case, no central server is used.