Testing Zwipe Fingerprint Card

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 23, 2015, 12:00am EDT

By embedding a fingerprint reader into an access control card, Zwipe claims it can increase security without requiring facilities to new / expensive fingerprint readers.

 

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Evaluation *****

** *** **** *****, we **** ***** *** compare ** ** *********** CR80-size ********** *****: 

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Key **************

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******* *******: ***** **** * CR-2032 **** **** **** battery **** ** ******** available ** *** ******. Zwipe ****** * ***** battery ** **** *** 4,000 *********** *****, ***** for * **** **** six ***** *** *** is ***** *.* *****.

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***** ** ***** *******, Zwipe's ************ *** *******.  Rather **** ******* ***** to ****** *********** ** users, **** *** ****** few **** '***-******' ***** or **** ****** ** sensitive ***** ******* ***** cards.
 
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Comments (3)

Related?

It is the same technology and product.

Weird. Seems like card + PIN would be a more practical overall approach. If you really really need a true biometric 'nobody can steal it' two-factor system you can probably justify the cost of fingerprint readers at the door.

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