SentryCard Embedded Fingerprint Reader Card Examined

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 14, 2021, 11:02am EDT (Info+)

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 *******

******* ** ****** * ********** ****** to *** ****, ********** ******** * credential **** ** ******** *********** ****** that **** ***** ***** * ***** fingerprint ******* **.

*** **** ******** ** *** *** higher **** *** **** (~$*** ****) with *** ******* **** ** ***** with *** ******** ****** ******* **************.

SentryCard ********

****** *********** ********** ** ** ****** control ****** ********* ***** ********** ******* readers ** ********** *****. ** ******** to *** ******* ~$*** - $*,*** expense ** *** ******, ******** ***** touching * ****** **** **** ***** people *** ******** ** ** ***** especially **** *****-**, *** ************ ********* can ** ******.

****** ****** *** ****** ****** **** the ****, ** ***** ** ** external *********** ********, *** **** * single **** *** ****** ** *** use ** ** ****** ******.

*** ***** ***** ***** ***** ** overview:

Key ********

********** ** ** ******** *********** ****** combined **** * *********** **** **** that ******** *** **.** *** ****/******, DESFire ***, *****, ******** ****, *** 125 *** ****.

****** * ******** ** ****** *** read *** **** ****, *** ****'* fingerprint ****** ******** *** ********** *** allows *** *********** ** ** **** to *** ******. ** *** *********** does *** ***** *** ****, ** data ** **** ** *** ******.

********** ** ********** ** ******* ** commonly **** ****** ******* *****. ********** is **-** ***** *** *** *** same ******* ********* ** * ******* RFID **** ** *.** **, ** ~37 **** *****, *** **** ********* as * ****** ****. ** **********, widely **** ********* ***** *** ***** that, ** ~*.*** *****.

****** **** **** *** ***** *** "readily *********, ******* ************* ********" ****** ** ****** ********** *******.

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

** ***** ** ******** *** **** credentials, ***** ***** * ****** ** the ******** ****** ** ****** **. Sentry **** **** ******** *********** *** "two ********* ************ (*.*., *** ****** from **** ****) **** *** *********** of *** ******."

*** *********** **** ** ****** ********* on *** **** *** ** *** accessible ** *********** ** * ********* system. ****** **** **** ***** *** card **** ****** **** *********** **** biometric ******** **** ***** *** **** is *** *********** ******* *** ******** user's ***********. ** *** **** ** lost, ****** ***** ** *** **** is **** ******* *** *********** **** is **** ****** ** ********** *** not ***** *********** *******.

***** *** ***** ****** **** *** issued, *** ***** **** ****** *** activate ****. ****** **** ********* ** pre-configured ********** ** *** ********* *** must ** **** ********** *** **** card.

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

*** ********** ******** **** ** *** same ********** ** ******* ****** *****, with ********** ******** ********** **** ** the *********** ******* ********.

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

*** ********* ****** ** * ********** type **** (******-*****)*********** ***** (***), ***** *** ********** ************** ** a (*****-*****)***** ******* ***********.

****** ***** **** ***** ********** ********** are **** ***** **** **** ********* from ******* *********** *****.

Non-Replaceable *******

*** *****, ********** **** '******-**********'********* ******** ************ **** **** ** *** reader. *** *********** ****** ** ******* by * *******-*** *******.

****** **** **** *** ******** ******* life ** "******* ***** *** **** years, ***** **** ****** *****." *** embedded ******* ** *** *********** *** the **** ** ********* **** *** battery ****.

Card *******

**** ****** ******* $**.** *** $***.** based ** *** ********** ****** ** the ****. ****** *** ******** *** HID ******* *** $***, ***** ******** (non-custom) ******* **** *** (******) *** $95. *** **** ** ********** ** roughly ** - ** **** **** typical ****** ********** (******* ~$** ****).

*** ******** ** *** *********** *** shipping. ****** ******* *** ******** ***********, access *******, *** *** ********, *** not ************ ** ****** ** ***-*****.

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

********** **** ******** ** '****** ********' UHF ********** **** **** ** *** activated ** ******** ** *** *********** reader.

********, ****** ******* *** *** *********** for******* **** ****** ********** ************ ***** *** **** ***** is **' - **' ****** **** the * - ******* ********* ** 13.56 *** *** *** ***.

*** ********* ** **** *** ********** is *********** ****** ** ****** ******* because *** ***** ** *** ** significantly ****** **** **.** *** ***********.

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

*******-*********** ************** ******* ** ****. *** ******* tells ** **** ********* **** ** full-time *********.

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*** ******* *** *** ******** ***** revenue ** ********* *******.

********

*** *********** **** *** ******* **********, including:

  • ** ****** ******* ******: ***** ********** **** ******** ******* requires ** ************ ** *************** ** existing ****** *******, *** *** ** configured ** ** ******** **** ******** compatible *****.
  • **** ********** ***********, ******* ********** ********: *********** ******* ** *** ******* layer ****************** ** ****** ******* *** ** so *********** **** ********** ******* ********** and ******** **** *********. ******* ** installing ******* ******* *** ********** ** enrollment *******, *********** *** ****** ************ and ***** ***** ********** ** **** minutes ** ****.
  • ********** ****** ********: *** ******** ** *** ********** is ******** ***** ***** ****** ** potentially ******* ** ****** ** ****. Indeed*********** ******** **** *********** ******** ** *** *********** ** a ******** ****** ** ***** ******** the **** **** * ***********.

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  • *********:********** ********* ** ***** ****** ** cost. *******, *********** *** ******** ** be ***********, **** **** $** *** card *** ********** $* - $**. SentryCard ** ************* **** ********* ** ~$95 - $*** ****. ****** ******** by ****** *** **** ** ********** and ******** ***** ******* ***** ********* per *******, *** ** ******** ********* *********.
  • ****** ****** **** ****** ***************** **. Fixed *******:************* **** **** ***** *** ****************** more ***** *** **** ** **** product ****** ******** ******* * *********** reader ** * ***-**** **** **** if *** **** ** ** *** or **** *****. *******, *** ********** costs *** ** ******** ** ****** a '******' ************* ******** **** ****** SentryCard ** ***** ** *********/****-******** ***** and ***** (***** ****) ************ ***** elsewhere.
  • ***-*********** *******: *** **** **** ** ******** battery **** ****** ** ******* ** it ****, *** ******* ***** *** required ** ******** ******* **** *** re-enroll ***** *********** *** ****** ***. Sentry ***** ** *** ******** ******* simplifies *** ********** *** *** ** the ****.
  • *** ******: *******, *** ** *** ***** benefits ** ***** ****** ** *********** is **** ******** ****** ***** ** not ********. ********** *** ** ************ since ** ** *** ********** **** mobile *******.

Competitive **********

****** ** *** *** **** ******* to ***** *********** ******* **** *****.******************* **** ********* ***** **** ******* RFID ***** (***** ******** ** ~$**, Feitian ******** ** ~$** ****), *** neither ********* ******* *** ****** ****** card ******* **** ****** **** (*.*.: HID ****** ****) *** *** *********, non-weather *****, ** ***-********* ***** (**** Zwipe), ** ***** ******* ***** (**** Zeitian) **** *** ******* ** ***** and *** ** ****** *******.

*******

********** ***** ******* ** - ** more **** ******* ****** ********** *** faces *** *********** ******* ** ******* one ******** ** **** *** ********** populations **** **** **** ** *****.

***** *** ***** ** *********** *********** readers ** ***** $*** ** **** per ******, ********** **** *** **** economic ***** *** **** *******, **** considering *** ***** ****, ***** ********** *** ******** ** ********* clean/disinfect *******.

**** ******* ********** ** ****** **** to ***** ********** *********** ***** *** risk ** ******/******* *********** ** ******** for ********* ** ****-******** *****.

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Comments (7)

* **** ***** ********** ******* * finger ***** ******* ** ** ****** card. ** *** **** **** **** security **** **** *** ** * finger ***** ****** ** ** **** day *** *** *** ****** ***********.

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* ******** **** ********* (**?) ********** a ********* ****** **** * *********** reader ***** **. ******* ** ***** sell * *** ** **** ** data *******/****** *****... ** **** * total ** ****.

*** **** ** * ***** **** the *********** *****************...*** ******** **** *** **** *****, distribute ***** **** **** ** ****** accessing ****** ******** *****.

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*** ******** **** *** **** *****, distribute ***** **** **** ** ****** accessing ****** ******** *****.

**** ******** ** ********, *******, * networked *********** ****** ****** *** ** used ** ******/******** ** *** ****** once ** ** ********* *** ********* and ***** ** ** ********** ****** of ******** ******.

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* ******* *** *** ***** **** appears ** **** *** **** ******** is *** **** ******* ********* *** data ******* ****** ********** **** ********* Data (***********). **** ******* ** **** high ******* ** ***** *********** *** often * ******* ****** ** **** solutions *** ** ****. ********* **** Biometric ******* **** ***** *** ******** either ** ****** ** ******** ****** don't ****** **** *** ******* ************ because ** *** **** **** ** no ********** ** ***. **** ***** Sentry **** ********** *** *** ******** and ********* *******/********* ** **.

**** ** ******* ***** ***** ** in **** ******** ************ ** * great *** ** *** *** ******* and **** *** *** ****** ** it ***** *** *** ******. ****** Credentials *** *** **** **** ** large *********** **** *** * *** of ********* *** **** *******. ******** and ******* ********** *** ** * nightmare *** ******* **** *********.

*** **** ********** ** *** *** everything, ********** **** ** ***** ** Physical ********.

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* ***** * **** **** *** 'hybrid' ******** *** ******** *** ****** the **** ** ******/******* ***********. ****** for ******** ** **!

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****** ******** *** ** *** ******** companies ** **** **** ** **********, Digital ******* *** ** *****, **? They *** * ********* **** ****** the *******, *** ** **** ** thought *** **** *****, *.*. **** there's ** ***** ****** **** ****** security *** ***** *** ******** ********** for **** **** ** ***-****. ** was ***** *** ***** ***** *** I ******* **** **** ******* ** a *** ** ********** **-****** ** similar ** *****'* ******** ****** ****** chargers **** *** ****** *** *** your ****** ****.

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** *** ***** **** ** * digital ********** *** *** ****'* ********* data, ****-******* ****** **** **** ******** protected, *** ***** ** ******* *** financial ****, ******* *******, ***., ***. I ***** ** *** ***, ** had *** **** ******** ****** ** appeal ** *** **** ********* *** cases, ** ** **** ** ******** heavy **** ** ************** ********** *** didn't *** ****** ***** ******** ** really ***** *** *****.

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**** ***** $**** ** *** **** more ***** **** *****.

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