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Biometrics - Case Studies

Mitsubishi-Tokyo and Deutsche bank

Access control and in particular visitor control is a very significant concern for the finance and banking industry.  Whilst the threat of covert intruders stealing computer hardware is a legitimate concern, the damage that can be done by a an unauthorised visitor, accessing live systems could be far greater.

Many financial institutions recognise this specific threat, and it was no surprise when Mitsubishi Tokyo, the large bank in the world came to AC Controls seeking an access control system for their London headquarters.

The system AC Controls installed feature access control for over 50 doors, enabling the bank to not only determine who may enter their offices initially, but also what specific areas each person may access.  Therefore a day visitor might be allowed access to meeting rooms and similar facilities, but would be barred from accessing high security data centres and server rooms.

The Bankers trust (recently merged with Deutsche Bank) also came to AC Controls seeking to combat the risk of unauthorised visitors to their buildings.  However they were concerned that a standard system could be easily compromised by a lost or stolen card.  Therefore they instead called on our proven expertise in biometrics, to install a biometric access control system, using special readers capable of identifying the unique patterns of an individual's fingerprint.

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