Wave Your Hand Biometrics at ISC West

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 05, 2016

Want to simply wave your hand as you walk in?

One of the most different approaches being shown at ISC West is a company that claims to deliver "FBI Quality Fingerprints" while eliminating the need to touch anything or even stop.

Reading Process

In order to capture images of user's fingers, they position their hands with the palm facing the reader.  The composite below shows the typical read process in three steps:

The notch in the front plate of the reader stand positions hands, working as a partial shield against interfering glare or backlighting of subject hands. An LED ring surrounding the notch glows green/red to verify accepted or denied reads.

**** ** ****** **** **** **** ** *** **** **?

*** ** *** **** ********* ********** ***** ***** ** *** West ** * ******* **** ****** ** ******* "*** ******* Fingerprints" ***** *********** *** **** ** ***** ******** ** **** stop.

Reading *******

** ***** ** ******* ****** ** ****'* *******, **** ******** their ***** **** *** **** ****** *** ******.  *** ********* below ***** *** ******* **** ******* ** ***** *****:

*** ***** ** *** ***** ***** ** *** ****** ***** positions *****, ******* ** * ******* ****** ******* *********** ***** or ************ ** ******* *****. ** *** **** *********** *** notch ***** *****/*** ** ****** ******** ** ****** *****.

[***************]

**** ** ***** ********* ***** **** ***** ** ** ******:

Company ********

*** ******* ****** **** ** ******** ******* ******* (***), ***** in **********, *******. *** ** ******** ** *****, *********** ********* ***********, ******-***** *********** **********.  ** ******* *****'* ******* foray **** *** ****** ****** ****: ********* ************** ******. **** *** **** *** **** **** ******** *** ******** reader, ******** ******* *********** ** **** ******** ****** *** **** US ******* *** ********* *** ********* **** **** **** ***.

******, *** ** *** *** **** *********** ****** *** ******* is *******.  ** ******* ******* ** *** ******* ****** ****** touchless ****** ****** '********+' ** **** ***** ******** *** **** ** ***** ** the *******'* ***** ** ******* ****.

Product ********

*** ******* ** *****: ********* ***-******* ******** ******** (****) ** *** ** (***):

*** *****-******* ****** ** ***** *****, ********* * ********* ** ~3'X2'X4', *** ********** ** ** ****** **** **** *** ******** front ***** ***** *** *********** **** ***** *** ********** ******** lights.  ********* ******* ******* * *** ******* ***** ********* **** instructions ** ********** ******* ******* ********, *** **** ******** *** ********* in ********* *****, ****** ****** ******** ******, ** **** ***** finishes.

*** ***** *********** ***** ** **** *** ** ** ** both *********** (********* ** ******** ******** ** ******* ** ***** to * ******) *** ** *** **** ******** ******* ** once, ** ** ***** ** * ****. ***** * ****** finger ****** *** ****** ******** ***** ** *** ******, **** hands ***** **** ** *** ******** *** ******* *** ******* verification ********** ** * ***** - **** ******* **** ****.

Key ******

*** ****** **** ***'* *********** ****** ********** *** **** ** transferring ******* ** ************ ***** *****, * ************* **** ***** traditional ******* ***** ***** **** ********** ***** ***** ******* ** hands ** * **** ** ** ********. ***** ****** *******:

  • *** ****** *** **** ******: *** ****'* ****** ******** **** ********** ****** ** ****'* hands *** ******** **** ******* ******** ********** ******. 
  • *** *********: *** *** ****** *** **** ****** ** **** *** US's (***)**** ***-**-************** *** ********* *******. ***** *** *** **** ****** ******** under ***** *********, **** *** ****** *** ******* ********** ** 50 ****** ************* *** ******.
  • ******* ***: *** ******** ******** **-*** ******* *** ********** ** ******** door *********** ** *********, ******** ****** ******* ******* *** ********* if ***** ** ********** *** ******** ********* ** *** ******.
  • ***** **********: *** ** ***** **** *** ** ******** ******* ** managed *** * ********* ****** ******* * ******* ******.
  • ****** *****: *** **** ** *** ***** *** ******* *** *** must ** ********* ******* ******** ********.

50 ****** *** ****** ******

*** *** ***** ***** **** ***** **** ******** ** *** speed **** ****'* ******* *** ** ****. *** ****** **** ANDI *** *** **** ** **** ****** *** ******. *** **** **** ** **** ****** **** *** ******* **** users ** *** **** ** ***** ****** ** **** **** to ** ****, *** *********** ****** ***** ** ****** **** walking ***** *** ***** *** *********, ****, ** **** ******** by *** **** ** *** ****.

******** **** ***********,**** ******* *******, *** ** *** **** ** ***** ** ** **** throughput **** *** *** **** *** **** *** ******* *** cumulative ****** ** ***** ******** *** *********** ***** ******** ** be ****. 

*****

*** ****'* ***** ** ************* **** ********* **** *********** ******* at $**,*** (****) *** *** **** **** *** ***** ******** able ** ** ********** **** ******** ****** *******.  *** ***** us **** ******* *** ** ******** ********* ** *** **** of *** ******** ********* ** ******; *** ******* ** *** user ********* **** ****** *** *********, ******* *** ** ******** downward.

*******, ***** **** * ********** ********* ***** *** ******* * - *** **** **** * standard ******, ** **** ****** ** ** ****** *** ****-****** applications ***** ************ ** ************ ******** *** * ****.

*********

*** *** ********* *******:

  • *****: *** ******* ** ********* ********* **** *** **********
  • ** *******: ****** *** **** ** *** **** *** ** ******* unless * ***** ** ***** ******* ** *****.
  • ******* ****: **** ************ **** *** *** *** ***** ** the ********* *********** ******** ** *** ****.

[******] *** ********* ** *** '** *******' ******** ** ********** alternate ******** *** ************ *** ** *******: 

"** **** * ***** ****** *** ******* *** * ********* manufacturer ** ********* **** ***** ******* – ** **** ** should *** ******** ******** **** *** ******* ******.  ** *** in ********** **** ***** ********* ********* ********.  ******** **** **** locks – ** *** **** ************, *** *** ********** **** lock ******* **** ** ***'* **** ** *******.  "

High ******** ***********

******* *** ********** *********** ******, ** ** *** ****** **** OTG ** ** * ****** ****** *** *** ******** ** access ******* ************. **** *** ********** ***** '***********' ********** **** a ******* *******, **** ******* ** ******** **********, * ******** drawback ** *** ****** ** * ****** **** *** ******** no ****, *********, ** **** ** *** ***. **** ** an ********* ******, *** ** *** ********** **** *** *** user ** **** **** ******** ******* **** ***** ******** ******. Hand-washing ********* *** ***** ** ***** ** ***** ********** **********, so *** **** ******** ******* *** ** ********.

Comments (17)

Do they limit the number of enrolled users / records in database? I will visit them at the show but so far IMO the MorphoWave Tower is better option.

Hello Konstantin: I'll forward this question to AOS and report back. Thanks!

AOS replied: "5,000 users off the shelf, options to 50,000. Or use your own database and matcher."

Thank you Brian. It is a very small number taking into account the device price. If I remember it correctly MorphoWave Tower has 10K records with an option to extend and MSRP something around $10K.

I saw and tried their (AOS) product at ISC West. It looks pretty solid but at the same time I think that the way they capture image has drawbacks. It seems that it is sensitive to the reflection / glare. It could not capture image while I was standing behind the "waving person" with the photo camera that was accidentally pointed in the direction of scanner. The way it is done in the MorphoWave Tower IMO is more reliable.

I has also noticed that AOS product is sensitive to the position of hand. Sometimes it could not capture fingerprints, sometimes the result was two fingers and sometimes four. Thus I doubt that the real through put will be close to the max numbers because if the person was not identified because of no data or in case of higher security requirement to have 3 or 4 captured and verified fingerprints then the person has to return back (because of concept and design people will try to be identified on the move) in order to wave again.

I also experienced the delays / issues in capturing and processing with the MorphoWave Tower. At the same time the concept of their product assumes that the person has to stop and wave. This approach IMO is more robust and less annoying for users in case of issues with identification.

Hi Brian

Just a question on the cost over the life cycle of system. If you were able to go over to a credential free access control system where there is a large user database and high card turnover could a case be made for the ROI over a 3-5 year period?

Of course the use of these units will be limited to specific environments but I have recently finished a project where over 100,000 cards per year will be issued or replaced and this credential free proposition seems very attractive.

Hello Warren:

Interesting question! I think taking a step back and framing this as a 'biometrics vs. card credential' question is helpful.

Even given the volumes you're dealing with, I think 3-5 year ROI might be a challenge given that ANDI OTG runs ~$27k for just a single unit associated with one opening.

Most facilities have multiple doors that are access controlled, and so a single card may be used in multiple places.

However, if the situation for less exotic 'traditional' contact fingerprint readers can be made, the ROI case becomes much easier to make.

Even if a door fingerprint or fingervein scanner costs $2k (many are available for less), one could outfit ~13 doors for the cost of one ANDI OTG.

I would say a simple fingerprint sensor can be around $100. In the $2K range there are many options in any modality: fingerprints, vein pattern recognition, iris or multi-modal.

It all depends upon the use case. If there is a need for rapid entry of many people past an access point, or if there is a hygiene issue, then a contactless fingerprint reader may provide a positive ROI. If there are only a few people going past the access point and time is not an issue, then the case obviously weakens.

(Disclosure: I work for an AOS competitor.)

Two years ago I saw this at the Biometric convention in Tampa. The quality of the scan was amazing considering it was done at a distance. If I remember correctly back then they were asking $30K for the system. I was hoping by now the price to drop at least in half.

A much more precise identification with Iris access control camera can be done for around $1,500 so it is hard to believe the ANDI OTG can gain any real traction. The application has to be high volume with high throughput.

Its a turnstile less turnstile.

This is definitely a cool technology and has many applications. The problem is that it's not really new. Safron Morpho was at the show and has been doing this for a while already, and I'll just say...it really is impressive. Not saying these guys are bad, but they're late to the game.

SRI was showing the AOS unit in the SRI booth. I saw it and they confirmed it.

Hi John,

Our contactless fingerprint device is the MorphoWAVE. It was 2015 best new product at ISC West and is definitely not AOS technology or form factor. Could you correct?

My apologies. I was at the SRI booth where they were showing AOS. Corrected.

Hello Robert:

Ten months ago, we contacted Morpho about "Finger on the Fly" and MorphoWAVE, but we failed to get any sustained, informative responses.

Members asked about it then, see this discussion: Has Anyone Installed The New MorphoTrak "Finger On The Fly" Reader?

With that in mind, can you weigh in here?

- What is the resolution images are captured at? For example, AOS is 500 ppi. Is MorphoWAVE less/more?

- The position of the hand needs to be much closer/precise with MorphoWAVE than AOS. What throughput rate should be expected?

- Can MorphoWAVE Tower be used outdoors? Are there any environmental limitations?

- How much does MorphoWAVE Tower cost?

Thanks!

Brian, I have answered two of the questions in the initial "finger on the fly" thread. I will work with Rob on getting answers to the other questions.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2 on Sep 20, 2018
UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their...
Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018 on Sep 19, 2018
Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment...
Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide on Sep 12, 2018
Assuming every door can be secured with either a maglock or an electric strike can be a painful assumption in the field. While those items can be...
Milestone Co-Founder Invests In Anti Theft Spray SelectaDNA on Sep 06, 2018
Milestone's Co-Founder Henrik Friborg has invested in CSI Protect, exclusive US dealer of forensic marking startup SelectaDNA, a company that...
Access Control Course Fall 2018 on Sep 06, 2018
Registration IS CLOSED ends this Thursday. Register now. If you are looking to strengthen your ability to design and deploy access systems or...
Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial on Sep 04, 2018
An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet it is commonly ignored. The drain wire offers protection for readers...
Directory Of 110+ Video Management Software (VMS) Suppliers on Aug 30, 2018
This directory provides a list of Video Management Software providers to help you see and research what options are available. Listing...
Exit Devices For Access Control Tutorial on Aug 28, 2018
Exit Devices, also called 'Panic Bars' or 'Crash Bars' are required by safety codes the world over, and become integral parts of electronic access...
Assa Aperio Wireless Access Reader R100 Tested on Aug 23, 2018
Wireless access control is frequently promoted by manufacturers as a way to cut installation costs. Perhaps the biggest proponent of this is mega...
Synology Surveillance Station VMS Tested on Aug 22, 2018
With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes? Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for...

Most Recent Industry Reports

BluePoint Aims To Bring Life-Safety Mind-Set To Police Pull Stations on Sep 20, 2018
Fire alarm pull stations are commonplace but police ones are not. A self-funded startup, BluePoint Alert Solutions is aiming to make police pull...
SIA Plays Dumb On OEMs And Hikua Ban on Sep 20, 2018
OEMs widely pretend to be 'manufacturers', deceiving their customers and putting them at risk for cybersecurity attacks and, soon, violation of US...
Axis Vs. Hikvision IR PTZ Shootout on Sep 20, 2018
Hikvision has their high-end dual-sensor DarkfighterX. Axis has their high-end concealed IR Q6125-LE. Which is better? We bought both and tested...
Avigilon Announces AI-Powered H5 Camera Development on Sep 19, 2018
Avigilon will be showcasing "next-generation AI" at next week's ASIS GSX. In an atypical move, the company is not actually releasing these...
Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018 on Sep 19, 2018
Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment...
25% China Tariffs Finalized For 2019, 10% Start Now, Includes Select Video Surveillance on Sep 18, 2018
A surprise move: In July, when the most recent tariff round was first announced, the tariffs were only scheduled for 10%. However, now, the US...
Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring on Sep 18, 2018
Central stations are facing off against the NFPA over what they call anti-competitive language in NFPA 72, the standard that covers fire alarms....
Hikvision USA Starts Layoffs on Sep 18, 2018
Hikvision USA has started layoffs, just weeks after the US government ban was passed into law. Inside this note, we examine: The important...
Chinese Government Praises Hikvision For Following Xi Jinping on Sep 17, 2018
The Chinese government council responsible for managing China's state-owned companies praised Hikvision’s obedience to China’s authoritarian leader...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact