Tychi adds security feature to biometric locks

Tychi Systems has added a new security feature to its line of biometric lock products, which include BioKnob, BioLever and BioFire.

The new feature lets the biometric locks always lock a door when it is closed from the outside and never lock it from the inside. The locks require the users' biometric characteristics to open it, so the locks would never unintentionally lock users out.

'We provide a small but crucial step in any good data protection plan,' said Sheng Deng, president of Tychi. When an employee leaves his or her work area for any reason, their work will be protected against inadvertent or intentional intrusion, he said.

'We manage people, not their credentials,' he said. 'If you leave your office unattended, it will be locked and available only to people who have authorized access. If you encounter a problem, you then check your access logs to see who entered your space.'

The biometric locks use built-in scanned thermal imaging fingerprint verification systems. Fingerprint images and passcodes are stored by user name.

More information: www.tychisystems.com.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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