Easily Add Dual-Factor Security to Existing Card-Activated Locks


Dual-Factor Biometric Authentication has been growing in popularity because it adds a second “key” that is specific to each individual authorized user. Traditionally, upgrading an existing card reader system to support biometric authentication required replacement of all locks with a local biometric reader and update of the management system to a software that stores and authenticates scans. Chatsworth Products' (CPI) Zwipe® Access Card with Biometric Authentication eliminates the need to replace or upgrade readers or deploy a new software overlay and it adds dual-factor biometric authentication to existing systems.

The fingerprint-activated access card is compatible with readers for 125 KHz, HID ICLASS and MIFARE® proximity cards. There is typically no need to upgrade or replace any readers, or back-end systems.

Only after activation by a fingerprint scan will the card allow communication with a reader. Biometric data is stored on the card—and only on the card—eliminating the need to manage and secure an external database. This on-card authentication provides an easy path to upgrading security, which provides significant savings.

The Zwipe Access Card works seamlessly with CPI’s eConnect® Electronic Access Control (EAC) and Networked Electronic Access Control (EAC) solutions. By combining CPI’s Zwipe Access Cards and EAC locking solutions, IT professionals enjoy the benefits of an easy-to-use and economical locking solution that supports the three key elements of remote management at the cabinet level: power monitoring, environment monitoring, and physical access control. The interface provides audit trail for regulatory compliance, allowing users to remotely program, monitor and control each cabinet access attempt, as well as obtain status of environmental conditions within the cabinet.

The entire locking system can be shipped preinstalled in CPI Globalframe® and TeraFrame® Cabinets—reducing deployment time and increasing cost savings. Additionally, both eConnect EAC and Networked EAC support Secure Array IP Consolidation Technology, which allows up to 32 controllers (32 cabinets) to be networked under one IP address, providing additional savings in networking costs.

To order Zwipe Access Cards, or a complete cabinet solution contact your local Anixter office.