Maximum security with Vein Biometric Access Control
Superior access control security with a high degree of user comfort.
The High-reliability Reader That Provides Maximum Security
The Almas Industries’ vein reader has industry-leading authentication accuracy with exceptionally low false positive rates. Based on vein pattern recognition technology, this is an extremely reliable biometric authentication system and non-intrusive reader, which makes it well-suited for locations where security is paramount.
The highly reliable reader offering maximum security
BIOVEIN works in autonomous mode (programming on the reader), centralised mode integrated in an access control network (BUS 485 or IP connection) or integrated in a management system linked to a controller (Wiegand/ Clock or BUS RS 485 connection).
With finger vein or palm vein identification, BIOVEIN provides you with high security access control technology. The patterns found within your venal network cannot be falsified.
BIOVEIN is easily settable thanks to it keyboard and LCD screen, either via your computer with Optima access control software or through an integrated web server.
The highly reliable reader offering maximum security
HITACHI Finger Vein sensor
Thanks to it sensor, BIOVEIN enrols you quickly and with no constraints. The sensor looks below your skin to identify you even with a notch finger. Your users are identified no matter their fingerprint quality or the dryness/ roughness of their skin.
Data encryption & security
With the technology used by BIOVEIN, your biometric data is encrypted and cannot be used outside the system.
With BIOVEIN, you can enrol 1000 users, define time slots, arm or disable your intruder alarm system and more.
The highly reliable reader offering maximum security
Biometric readers provide you with absolute proof of who accessed an area, and when. Cards, keys, pin codes and fobs can be lost, forgotten, borrowed or stolen - only biometric data gives you irrefutable evidence.
Certified/ made in the EU
CE, ISO 17974-4:2011, FBI PIV IQS certified and manufactured in the EU.
GPDR compliant combined with Optima access control environment. Optima database is encrypted with AES 128 standard and passwords are managed for all users.
Speed and accuracy
With fingerprints, your users are identified in less than one second, even with poor quality prints.
BIOVEIN Venal Reader
The BIOVEIN reader was the first to use biometric finger vein recognition based on Hitachi’s Finger Vein Technology. This revolutionary technology combines individual freedom, absolute security, and a high level of user comfort.
Vein readers currently offer some of the highest level of security available on the market. The unique biometric template is created by using infrared light to map the venal pattern of a finger. When the identification is authenticated against this biometric template, access is given, guaranteeing that only authorised individuals may enter the area. With no visible characteristics on display, it’s a super secure biometric technology making it impossible to fake credentials.
All events are recorded on the access control software, passages can also be used as ‘clocking in’ or ‘clocking out’ events and therefore also used for time and attendance reporting.
BIOVEIN access control gives your business the absolute proof of identity that codes, keys, badges and passwords simply cannot guarantee.
Why should you choose vein readers for your business’ access control?
FOOL-PROOF IDENTITY CONTROL SYSTEM
Biometric access control is based on the recognition of a person’s physical and biological characteristics. Because they are unique to each individual, they provide unrivalled security. Request for access no longer comes from a support that can be lost, forgotten or stolen (code, key, badge) but from a human being.
ABSOLUTE SECURITY & FORGERY PROOF RECOGNITION
To grant access, BIOVEIN scans the vein pattern of a finger, which is hidden under the skin and leaves no traces. As a result, unlike physical fingerprint identification technology, it is impossible to forge. This biometric access system provides an unmatched level of security for businesses.
ULTRA-PROTECTED ACCESS TO SENSITIVE AREAS
Instantly validate identity and guarantee that only authorised individuals can access your secure areas such as server rooms, high-value stock storage areas, R&D, HR records storage or laboratories using fingerprint recognition. BIOVEIN allows you to restrict access privileges to protected zones.
EASE OF USE
Quick User enrolment Easy and intuitive programming (via touch-screen keyboard, controllers and Almas Industries’ Optima software or Java applet). Biovein is easy to configure thanks to its keyboard and LCD screen, either via your computer with the Optima access control software, or via an integrated web server.
ACCOUNTABILITY & TIME-ATTENDANCE TRACKING
BIOVEIN will confirm when an employee arrives, and leaves work. Biometric authentication produces more accurate time logs with fewer errors. Because it cannot be fooled, it enables more reliable attendance monitoring for payroll purposes. It’s perfect for monitoring agency, hourly paid or temporary workers.
BIOVEIN, when combined with the optional remote-control system, will continue to safeguard access even if the reader is damaged.
DATA ENCRYPTION & GDPR COMPLIANT
This solution is GPDR compliant, and GDPR templates for compliance and communication to users are part of our support package.
Biovein Venal Reader Features
Verification accuracy ≥99%
Up to 1000 users, and up to 10,000 events saved on memory
Optimal security – tamper-proof and traceless technology
Various utilisation modes: stand alone, with reader, with controller
A biometric reader with the ability to interact with an alarm system
SDK for seamless integration of third party systems
Self-shielded, anti-infraction, and anti-tear off housing
Operating Temperature – +10° to 50°C, indoor installation only
Achieve Greater Control and Flexibility with Your Complete Security System
Secure and seamless user experiences with biometric authentication. BIOVEIN seamlessly integrates with centralised access-control networks, piloted by our Optima Access Control Software.
Onboard and offboard users in seconds or from your mobile
Manage access times by group: i.e. management, staff, contractors
Conveniently remotely open doors or gates from your phone
Receive notifications of unauthorised access attempts
Improve efficiency and save time through integration with your existing management software
Active directory synchronisation available
Free software updates for the duration of your contract
How it works
When you present your hands to the BIOVEIN reader, the reader scans the vein pattern of a finger and compares the unique features to the ‘biometric template’ that was created when you enrolled in the system. Your access will then be authenticated or denied based on your access rights.
The controller alerts the door locks (either magnetic or electrolocks) whether or not to open. The biometric reader will inform you whether or not your access has been authenticated.
All events are recorded in the encrypted Optima software, which keeps your biometric access control system up and running from registration through complete occupancy, admission, and egress reporting. The application may be viewed locally or remotely over a network connection.
Optima works in conjunction with CCTV, anti-intrusion systems, and the Optima Time and Attendance module to provide a comprehensive security system.
Why Choose Almas?
We’ve worked with UK and Irish businesses from 5-50,000 employees over the last 16 years; securing and protecting premises, property and people and are SSAIB accredited for your peace of mind. This means we adhere to strict criteria and procedures with regards to vetting of our team, health and safety and installation quality and checks.
Our security engineers and consultants support our customers effectively due to their expert knowledge; they are committed to providing you safety, security and peace of mind.
The scalable solution you receive is tailor-made for you now, and in the future. Integration with your management software is feasible, contact us for more information.
We remove the burden of security by giving you an end-to-end solution including maintenance and service to SSAIB standards.
Here’s what our customers say about Almas:
"“The integration has saved countless hours collating and verifying manual staff logs. We’ve seeen productivity increases as staff have realised we’ve eliminated the human element of payroll reconciliation.”"Read More
"Almas Industries have been fantastic over the years. No matter how complicated or simplistic our query... They are there."Read More
"Day Care at Saint Martins is protected by biometric access control and CCTV from Almas Industries"Read More
"Thank you to Dan and the team for all the help, support and advice they have given us over the last year. We cannot recommend Almas enough. Thank you "Read More
"Almas Industries have been efficient and professional – they advised on the right system for our needs that we can add to as the Club grows. The service has been great, responsive and helpful, I highly recommend them. "Read More
"Operating across Ireland, Blue Screen Medics are an Event Medical Services provider to film sets, TV, commercials, sporting events, Corporate events and water-based events. Thermal temperature detection cameras have been included in their Covid-19 risk prevention strategy to keep their staff and customers safe."Read More
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Are vein readers GDPR compliant?
Templates created by businesses using biometric access control are covered by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This implies that data collection, storage, usage, and retention must be carefully considered. A PIA (privacy impact assessment) should be performed to determine if the violation of a person’s right to privacy is reasonable. Provided you have valid business reasons for implementing the system which are documented in your PIA then this can be considered reasonable. Biovein encrypts data and Optima has layers of security which ensure that provided your managers adhere to GDPR principles, your solution will be compliant. Ask us for further information.
Are vein readers secure?
Absolutely! Biometric security companies are continually looking for ways to improve biometric security in order to achieve greater levels of security than earlier kinds of biometric identification solutions could deliver. Finger vein identification is a product of this progression, and it presently provides some of the greatest levels of security on the market.
Can someone steal your vein template and use it?
No, because BIOVEIN scans the vein pattern of a finger (which is buried beneath the skin without a trace), it is impossible to create the vein pattern and utilise it.
Who protects Data Privacy for citizens?
In the UK it’s the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); organisations that process data should be registered with them. If you’re unsure whether you should be there is a simple and effective self-assessment tool that you can use to check. For Ireland it’s the Data Protection Commissioner; you can find advice on their website.