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Biometric Authentication in a Covid World

November 8, 2021
Secure access control authentication has previously relied heavily on full-contact fingerprints for biometric data. 

However, in the wake of the pandemic and general fear of contact environments, security and the access control industry has seen demand for contactless access control technology skyrocket. Iris ID leads this market offering a secure, contactless and convenient access control solution where biometric data is necessary for access control authentication.

Iris ID looks to take leading-edge iris scanning technology into access control solutions and provides the latest technology for identifying and approving access to employees. Unlike other forms of authentication, such as passwords or access cards, biometric recognition provides a strong link between an individual and a data record. What makes the Iris ID solution so compelling?

Contactless access control

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for contactless technologies. Iris ID takes advantage of this need as users don't need to contact the reader to gain approved access. By standing 10 to 14 inches from the camera, the Iris ID Scanner will take a couple of seconds to identify and authenticate the access control data and approve access. Quick, contactless and secure entry every time.

Secure Authentication

Iris recognition has historically been seen as one of the most accurate biometric access control technology available. It captures an image of someone's iris in great detail to identify and approve access. With 240 measurable variables in the iris, Iris ID is the most advanced identity authentication on the market at the moment. There is a 1 in 1.2 million chance of a false positive due to the uniqueness of each eye. Iris ID looks at the pattern in an iris and is as simple as taking a high-quality photo and is safe to use on the eyes


Iris recognition works in many environments where other biometrics won't, whether due to PPE, Scars, or dirty environments – Iris ID needs a clear vision of an iris to authenticate identity and approve access. This technology has been deployed globally in the most sensitive facilities to offer IP, property and personnel protection. The convenience of working in all unpredictable environments always ensures authenticated access control to a facility. 

Suppose you are after a new access control solution to keep your employees, residents and community safe against the coronavirus pandemic. In that case, BQT Solutions will work with you to ensure your access control solution will work for your needs. Iris ID and contactless smart card readers allow a safe, secure contactless access control in a covid world. If you would like to find out more about Iris ID, get in touch with us today at sales@bqtsolutions.co.nz


BQT Solutions is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of high quality, high security card and biometric readers, electromechanical locks and related electronic security products.
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