This device allows employees both physical access to the office and their computer logins
One device to open all doors, both physical and digital. But only to whom the company decides, of course. That is the proposal that the German technology security company G + D (Giesecke + Devrient) has just launched, a kind of Square master key, the size of a key ring and with a fingerprint reader With which employees can pass all controls, from the door of the organization to their email inbox, without using a single password.
Its operation is simple. Every time the employee has to pass the control of a restricted area or unlock a device, You will place your finger on the fingerprint reader and, if you have permission from the company to access, the system will let you in. This is possible thanks to the fact that this device, called StarSign, incorporates several external communication systems, such as NFC, USB or Bluetooth, among others, which allow it to send information to different equipment, from computers and tablets to smart locks.
The use of a biometric identification system (the fingerprint) makes this device also safe in case of theft or loss, since the person will only be able to access the company’s facilities or equipment if their fingerprint is registered in the company’s database.
The German manufacturer claims that the use of this tool will make access controls more agile, comfortable and safe.
“Companies and their employees seek solutions for secure and functional authentication that eliminate the need for passwords and can be used for various applications. The StarSign electronic key fob has been designed to meet this need with the highest level of security ”, says Ferdinand Buriánek, director of G + D, in the presentation statement for this product.
Furthermore, this device can also be used to make electronic payments with a system similar to contactless payment that is made with cards or from the mobile. Its software allows the creation, activation and deactivation of virtual cards that will enable the disbursement by reading the user’s fingerprint.