BAC unveils new biometric access control solution

ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biometric Access Company (BAC) will exhibit its new SecureTouch SmartLock physical access control solution at the National Retail Federation’s 2009 Expo on January 12 and 13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

SmartLock is a biometric-based physical access control solution that replaces key-based and ID card-based locks for enhanced security. It ensures only authorized individuals gain access to restricted areas such as inventory rooms, data centers and pharmacies, as well as restricted equipment including safes, controlled substance cabinets and merchandise displays.

Users enroll a master template of their fingerprint in SmartLock, which is then compared to the provided fingerprint image each time they wish to gain access to the restricted area. Admittance is granted only when the template is matched and a positive ID verification is made.

"SmartLock dramatically improves security and loss prevention for our customers," said BAC President and CEO John Zavoyna. "The biometric solution eliminates lost, stolen or borrowed keys and ID badges to ensure only authorized individuals enter restricted areas. In addition, all admittance attempts – those both granted and denied – are captured in a log to provide complete access records."

SmartLock utilizes BAC’s SecureTouch Advanced Modular (STAm) device, which is utilized for other BAC solutions including time & attendance and pharmacy controlled substance tracking. STAm is also used to process BAC’s payroll check cashing solution, and can function as an EFT terminal for credit and debit sales transactions.

"BAC’s solutions offer a superior return on investment given our ability to run multiple solutions on the same device," said Zavoyna. "Combined with our modular hardware design, BAC provides unprecedented flexibility and scalability for business solutions."

BAC invites all attendees of the National Retail Federation Expo to visit Booth 350 for a demonstration of SmartLock and all BAC solutions.