Continuum can not store a database of biometric data and authenticate based on it without needing an access card

Issue

Can Continuum store a database of biometric data and authenticate based on it without needing an access card?

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

CyberStation

Access Controllers

Biometrics

Cause

Desire to use fingerprint only authentication (no card required) with Continuum.

Can Continuum store a database of biometric data and authenticate based on it without needing an access card?

Resolution

Continuum can not store biometric data and authenticate based on it alone. However, Continuum can be integrated with biometrics in several ways. The two most common are:

  1. Using smart cards to store the biometric templates. When the card is presented to the biometric reader it transfers the biometric data to the reader and the person's biometric is validated against that stored on the card. Then the card Wiegand data can be sent to the controller for authentication and entry or denial.
  2. Using the Security COE Continuum Bioscrypt Integration. Refer to the Continuum - Bioscrypt Integration data sheet.