Crestron Partners with ekey to Deliver Fingerprint Door Entry to Crestron Smart Homes
Nov 21, 2018
Seamless integration of Crestron control systems and ekey fingerprint access devices makes home entry more secure, convenient, and worry-free
Rockleigh, NJ – November 21st, 2018 – Crestron, the global leader in custom home automation and control technology, announced today that ekey biometric systems GmbH, a leading provider of fingerprint access solutions, is now an official Crestron integration partner. The sleek wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate seamlessly with Crestron 3-Series® control systems. Now, Crestron residential integrators can introduce convenient one-touch door entry to their smart home designs. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable 4-digit codes and the possibility of key or access card forgery.
“ekey and Crestron took up the challenge of making door entry more secure and convenient,” said Michael Short, Global Residential Marketing Manager for Crestron. “To deliver on that, we focused on one of the aspects that makes us unique as human beings – fingerprints. Now, in essence, your finger is the key to your Crestron smart home.”
The future is now
ekey products provide a convenient, secure, and simple alternative to conventional entry access. They leverage biometric processes to provide reliable added security, and make stolen keys, cards, and forgotten passwords or codes a thing of the past. It’s impossible to lock yourself out of your home, as your finger is always, literally, on hand. Intelligent software even detects the growth of childrens’ fingers, minor injuries, and habit changes. They provide the additional benefit of enabling building control systems to track who’s coming in.
“As a specialist in fingerprint technology and a proven vendor of outdoor rated fingerprint readers, we are very excited about our partnership with Crestron and the possibilities of this advanced integration. It’s like turning Crestron into a biometric access control system by itself, featuring simplified administration centrally via – for instance – a Crestron touch screen. By saving multiple fingerprints of individual users, different functions can be triggered. Whereas your right index finger will become your new key for unlocking your front door, your left index finger will trigger a silent alarm when used under duress.”
Easy to install and administer, ekey products are currently compatible with Crestron 3-Series control systems with a RS485 COM port, and SIMPL Windows software.
Visit the ekey partner page at crestron.com for more information on how the Crestron and ekey integration works.
At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform.
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About ekey biometric systems, GmbH
ekey was founded in 2002 and is now Europe's No. 1 manufacturer for fingerprint access solutions. ekey puts authorization into the customer's hands! Keys, cards, and codes can be lost, forgotten, or stolen. "Your finger is always on hand." ekey's wide range of products includes finger scanners for doors, gates, alarm systems, and time recording.
The internationally operating company currently has 90 employees at its offices across Europe and the Unites States, and exports its products to over 70 countries. Apart from being a supplier of out-of-the-box fingerprint access control systems, ekey is also a trusted and recognized supplier of customized OEM development to third party multinational corporations. Visit www.ekey.net for further information.
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