Case Study: Using Biometrics to Address Loss Prevention for Enterprise & Government Agencies
For well over a decade, Cam Connections (CCI) has provided custom-tailored security and loss prevention programs to America’s leading businesses and government agencies.
The company was looking for a biometrics provider that would meet their stringent technical requirements and align with their customer-focused approach. For a company like Cam Connections, that meant:
- Complete product reliability
- Best-in-class performance
- Deep compatibility with leading access control systems
CCI is a PSA partner and an owner of the PSA Security Network. Through this relationship, CCI chose Entertech Systems and Suprema as their partners of choice for biometric solutions.
PSA combines the purchasing power and resources of the largest vendors with the strengths and personal attention to detail of locally-owned companies. Within the network, security systems integrators such as CCI have access to the latest security and commercial sound products, as well as the certifications and best practices necessary to develop cost-effective security solutions. PSA was instrumental in bringing CCI together with Entertech and Suprema to provide best-in-class loss prevention services.
“We evaluated biometric vendors and found that Suprema readers have extremely high reliability and performance,” says Dave Ellie, Sales Manager, CCI. “This level of quality, coupled with Entertech Systems’ reputation for robust end-to-end solutions like the BioConnect integration with third-party access control manufacturers, makes our partnership a win-win solution.”
Suprema Biometric Readers Chosen for Continued Reliability
Suprema’s fingerprint matching and extracting algorithms ranked top in the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) test by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Suprema’s “matcher” algorithm showed a 99.77% success rate, outperforming all 21 algorithms from 17 vendors, and their “Extractor” algorithm had a 99.7% success rate, beating out 23 algorithms from 20 vendors.
Certified Through Enablement Program for Deployment Success
CCI also became a certified biometric partner through Entertech’s certification program. With certification, CCI gained hands-on experience with Suprema biometric readers. Specifically, their integrators and installers gained hands-on skills to confidently present, install, configure, implement and troubleshoot the Suprema biometric solution for customers.
BioConnect Software Installed for Easy Access Control Integration
BioConnect from Entertech allows Suprema’s biometric readers to be integrated with the leading access control systems. Instead of having to manage badge records in two different systems (one for the access control panel and another for the biometric templates), BioConnect seamlessly syncs users between them. Using a simple enrollment window, users can search for a user/badge and add biometric templates.
Since becoming a certified partner, CCI has successfully identified, presented and closed more biometric opportunities, helping them increase revenues.
“We have been able to substantially decrease our on-the-job install time, helping sustain or increase our margins on each project,” says Dave Ellie, Sales Manager at Cam Connections.
CCI has used the combined powerhouse of Suprema and Entertech’s solutions on a number of recent client deployments, with successful results.
“Entertech Systems has a stellar support team,” says Ellie. “Whenever we contact them, they are unfailingly helpful, and their involvement has been critical to our goal of achieving complete client satisfaction. The projects we used them on went very smoothly, and customer feedback about the systems has been very positive. Entertech Systems partnered with Suprema is now our go-to biometric solutions provider.”
About Cam Connections Inc.
Since 1998, Cam Connections has been a leading US loss prevention resource, providing unmatched service and expertly tailored electronic security solutions. Because they are a service provider and not a manufacturer, they are not tied to specific products or systems, and are free to select the most appropriate components from the entire marketplace, providing the best solutions at the best value. This also allows them to easily adapt your security system to meet your existing procedures, rather than forcing you to conform to a pre-fabricated system. Their breadth of experience and dedication to customer service make them the ideal partner to protect your business from loss. For more information, visit www.camconn.com.
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