SentryCard Embedded Fingerprint Reader Card Examined

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 14, 2021, 11:02am EDT

Biometrics are growing in popularity for access control as a replacement for cards but one developer Sentry Enterprises has embedded biometrics inside its card.

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How does that compare to the more conventional route of biometric readers?

Inside this note, based on speaking with the company's President, we examine:

  • Adding Fingerprint Sensors Into Access Badges
  • Where User Fingerprint Data Is Stored
  • SentryCard Pricing
  • Details of Embedded Microprocessor and Fingerprint Sensor
  • Additional, but Unlinked UHF Credential
  • SentryCard Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Sentry Outlook

Executive *******

******* ** ****** * standalone ****** ** *** door, ********** ******** * credential **** ** ******** fingerprint ****** **** **** works ***** * ***** fingerprint ******* **.

*** **** ******** ** the *** ****** **** per **** (~$*** ****) with *** ******* **** it ***** **** *** existing ****** ******* **************.

SentryCard ********

****** *********** ********** ** an ****** ******* ****** typically ***** ********** ******* readers ** ********** *****. In ******** ** *** initial ~$*** - $*,*** expense ** *** ******, concerns ***** ******** * device **** **** ***** people *** ******** ** an ***** ********** **** COVID-19, *** ************ ********* can ** ******.

****** ****** *** ****** reader **** *** ****, so ***** ** ** external *********** ********, *** only * ****** **** can ****** ** *** use ** ** ****** system.

*** ***** ***** ***** gives ** ********:

Key ********

********** ** ** ******** fingerprint ****** ******** **** a *********** **** **** that ******** *** **.** MHz ****/******, ******* ***, FIDO2, ******** ****, *** 125 *** ****.

****** * ******** ** reader *** **** *** card ****, *** ****'* fingerprint ****** ******** *** cardholder *** ****** *** information ** ** **** to *** ******. ** the *********** **** *** match *** ****, ** data ** **** ** the ******.

********** ** ********** ** thinner ** ******** **** access ******* *****. ********** is **-** ***** *** has *** **** ******* thickness ** * ******* RFID **** ** *.** mm, ** ~** **** thick, *** **** ********* as * ****** ****. In **********, ****** **** clamshell ***** *** ***** that, ** ~*.*** *****.

****** **** **** *** cards *** "******* *********, ideally ************* ********" ****** ** ****** credential *******.

Fingerprints ****** ** ****

** ***** ** ******** the **** ***********, ***** touch * ****** ** the ******** ****** ** unlock **. ****** **** IPVM ******** *********** *** "two ********* ************ (*.*., one ****** **** **** hand) **** *** *********** of *** ******."

*** *********** **** ** stored ********* ** *** card *** ** *** accessible ** *********** ** a ********* ******. ****** says **** ***** *** card **** ****** **** traditional **** ********* ******** data ***** *** **** is *** *********** ******* the ******** ****'* ***********. If *** **** ** lost, ****** ***** ** the **** ** **** because *** *********** **** is **** ****** ** SentryCard *** *** ***** fingerprint *******.

***** *** ***** ****** they *** ******, *** users **** ****** *** activate ****. ****** **** networked ** ***-********** ********** is *** ********* *** must ** **** ********** for **** ****.

Embedded ************** *** *********** ******

*** ********** ******** **** of *** **** ********** as ******* ****** *****, with ********** ******** ********** such ** *** *********** reading ********.

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

*** ********* ****** ** a ********** **** **** (Sweden-based)*********** ***** (***), ***** *** ********** microprocessor ** * (*****-*****)***** ******* ***********.

****** ***** **** ***** additional ********** *** **** makes **** **** ********* from ******* *********** *****.

Non-Replaceable *******

*** *****, ********** **** 'energy-harvesting'********* ******** ************ **** **** to *** ******. *** fingerprint ****** ** ******* by * *******-*** *******.

****** **** **** *** expected ******* **** ** "between ***** *** **** years, ***** **** ****** usage." *** ******** ******* is *** *********** *** the **** ** ********* when *** ******* ****.

Card *******

**** ****** ******* $**.** and $***.** ***** ** the ********** ****** ** the ****. ****** *** encoding *** *** ******* are $***, ***** ******** (non-custom) ******* **** *** (MIFARE) *** $**. *** cost ** ********** ** roughly ** - ** more **** ******* ****** smartcards (******* ~$** ****).

*** ******** ** *** credentials *** ********. ****** resells *** ******** ***********, access *******, *** *** partners, *** *** ************ or ****** ** ***-*****.

Additional, ******** *** **********

********** **** ******** ** 'always ********' *** ********** chip **** ** *** activated ** ******** ** the *********** ******.

********, ****** ******* *** UHF *********** ********** **** ****** ********** ************ ***** *** read ***** ** **' - **' ****** **** the * - ******* supported ** **.** *** and *** ***.

*** ********* ** **** UHF ********** ** *********** useful ** ****** ******* because *** ***** ** UHF ** ************* ****** than **.** *** ***********.

Sentry *********** ******* *******

*******-*********** ************** ******* ** ****. The ******* ***** ** they ********* **** ** full-time *********.

IPVM Image*** *******'* ********* **********, including********* *** *** **** Calzaretta*** ****** ********** *** Siemens** ****** ******,*** ********** ******* ********** startups *** ******** *********** within *** ****** ******* space. ****** ** ********* expanding **-***** ***** *** marketing.

*** ******* *** *** disclose ***** ******* ** financial *******.

********

*** *********** **** *** several **********, *********:

  • ** ****** ******* ******: ***** ********** **** existing ******* ******** ** modification ** *************** ** existing ****** *******, *** can ** ********** ** be ******** **** ******** compatible *****.
  • **** ********** ***********, ******* Management ********: *********** ******* ** add ******* ***** ****************** ** ****** ******* can ** ** *********** with ********** ******* ********** and ******** **** *********. Instead ** ********** ******* readers *** ********** ** enrollment *******, *********** *** enroll ************ *** ***** using ********** ** **** minutes ** ****.
  • ********** ****** ********: *** ******** ** the ********** ** ******** since ***** ****** ** potentially ******* ** ****** or ****. ***************** ******** **** *********** ******** ** *** requirement ** * ******** person ** ***** ******** the **** **** * fingerprint.

*********

  • *********:********** ********* ** ***** driven ** ****. *******, credentials *** ******** ** be ***********, **** **** $20 *** **** *** frequently $* - $**. SentryCard ** ************* **** expensive ** ~$** - $110 ****. ****** ******** by ****** *** **** of ********** *** ******** fixed ******* ***** ********* per *******, *** ** disagree ********* *********.
  • ****** ****** **** ****** Disproportionally **. ***** *******:************* **** **** ***** pay ****************** **** ***** the **** ** **** product ****** ******** ******* a *********** ****** ** a ***-**** **** **** if *** **** ** or *** ** **** users. *******, *** ********** costs *** ** ******** by ****** * '******' credentialing ******** **** ****** SentryCard ** ***** ** sensitive/high-security ***** *** ***** (lower ****) ************ ***** elsewhere.
  • ***-*********** *******: *** **** **** an ******** ******* **** cannot ** ******* ** it ****, *** ******* users *** ******** ** purchase ******* **** *** re-enroll ***** *********** *** access ***. ****** ***** us *** ******** ******* simplifies *** ********** *** use ** *** ****.
  • *** ******: *******, *** ** the ***** ******** ** using ****** ** *********** is **** ******** ****** cards ** *** ********. SentryCard *** ** ************ since ** ** *** compatible **** ****** *******.

Competitive **********

****** ** *** *** only ******* ** ***** fingerprint ******* **** *****.******************* **** ********* ***** than ******* **** ***** (Zwipe ******** ** ~$**, Feitian ******** ** ~$** each), *** ******* ********* support *** ****** ****** card ******* **** ****** does (*.*.: *** ****** Seos) *** *** *********, non-weather *****, ** ***-********* cards (**** *****), ** rigid ******* ***** (**** Zeitian) **** *** ******* to ***** *** *** be ****** *******.

*******

********** ***** ******* ** - ** **** **** typical ****** ********** *** faces *** *********** ******* of ******* *** ******** or **** *** ********** populations **** **** **** 10 *****.

***** *** ***** ** traditional *********** ******* ** often $*** ** **** per ******, ********** **** not **** ******** ***** for **** *******, **** considering *** ***** ****, if*** ********** *** ******** to ********* *****/********* *******.

**** ******* ********** ** appeal **** ** ***** cardholder *********** ***** *** risk ** ******/******* *********** is ******** *** ********* or ****-******** *****.

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Comments (7)

* **** ***** ********** putting * ****** ***** scanner ** ** ****** card. ** *** **** that **** ******** **** just *** ** * finger ***** ****** ** in **** *** *** age *** ****** ***********.

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* ******** **** ********* (sp?) ********** * ********* keyfob **** * *********** reader ***** **. ******* we ***** **** * ton ** **** ** data *******/****** *****... ** sold * ***** ** zero.

*** **** ** * agree **** *** *********** *****************...*** ******** **** *** most *****, ********** ***** card **** ** ****** accessing ****** ******** *****.

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*** ******** **** *** most *****, ********** ***** card **** ** ****** accessing ****** ******** *****.

**** ******** ** ********, however, * ********* *********** reader ****** *** ** used ** ******/******** ** the ****** **** ** is ********* *** ********* and ***** ** ** additional ****** ** ******** needed.

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* ******* *** *** topic **** ******* ** have *** **** ******** is *** **** ******* addresses *** **** ******* issues ********** **** ********* Data (***********). **** ******* is **** **** ******* in ***** *********** *** often * ******* ****** on **** ********* *** be ****. ********* **** Biometric ******* **** ***** the ******** ****** ** reader ** ******** ****** don't ****** **** *** Privacy ************ ******* ** may **** **** ** no ********** ** ***. When ***** ****** **** cardholder *** *** ******** and ********* *******/********* ** it.

**** ** ******* ***** using ** ** **** Security ************ ** * great *** ** *** the ******* *** **** you *** ****** ** it ***** *** *** masses. ****** *********** *** not **** **** ** large *********** **** *** a *** ** ********* and **** *******. ******** and ******* ********** *** be * ********* *** require **** *********.

*** **** ********** ** not *** **********, ********** when ** ***** ** Physical ********.

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* ***** * **** that *** '******' ******** you ******** *** ****** the **** ** ******/******* SentryCards. ****** *** ******** it **!

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****** ******** *** ** the ******** ********* ** this **** ** **********, Digital ******* *** ** Omaha, **? **** *** a ********* **** ****** the *******, *** ** sort ** ******* *** same *****, *.*. **** there's ** ***** ****** from ****** ******** *** users *** ******** ********** for **** **** ** bio-card. ** *** ***** and ***** ***** *** I ******* **** **** working ** * *** to ********** **-****** ** similar ** *****'* ******** mobile ****** ******** **** you ****** *** *** your ****** ****.

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** *** ***** **** as * ******* ********** for *** ****'* ********* data, ****-******* ****** **** were ******** *********, *** sorts ** ******* *** financial ****, ******* *******, etc., ***. * ***** in *** ***, ** had *** **** ******** trying ** ****** ** too **** ********* *** cases, ** ** **** of ******** ***** **** an ************** ********** *** didn't *** ****** ***** adopters ** ****** ***** its *****.

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**** ***** $**** ** you **** **** ***** than *****.

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