Anti-Tailgating Startup: Spyfloor

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 03, 2018

A Canadian startup, Spyfloor, is using a different approach to warn against tailgating, a common access control problem. By counting feet, Spyfloor's floor mat tracks how many people are trying to pass through a door.

The developer says their sensor approach is simpler to implement and more accurate than typical tailgating detectors, and offers a high-performing solution to one of access control's toughest problems. Inside this note, we examine the offering and contrast it to other tailgating detection options.

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*** ******* *** ********* but **** **** ** improve ** ************ *** pricing ** ****** ***** potential ******.

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Comments (9)

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