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G4S Technology and Entertech Systems to provide UK enterprise-level integrated biometric security solutions

Entertech Systems and G4S Technology have announced a technology partnership that combines the former’s identity management and Suprema biometrics with G4S’ security solutions, in turn providing a robust security offering to UK end user customers.

“This new partner relationship fits perfectly with our own focus on excellence in technology and customer service,” said David Ella, vice-president of technology and marketing at G4S Technology. “With UK-based support from Entertech Systems, our installers and customers can easily tap into the benefits of sophisticated Suprema biometrics.”

The integration of Suprema biometric devices and the Entertech Systems BioConnect application with Symmetry provides more efficient, user-friendly access control for G4S customers. 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 end users between the two systems. Using a simple enrolment window, they can search for a user/badge and add biometric templates.

Designed for organisations of any size and suitable for all applications, Symmetry delivers the latest technology in a proven, scalable, fully-integrated system which can be managed from one easy-to-use software application.

Symmetry features a wide range of advanced applications as standard including visitor management, badge production, interactive graphical maps and a comprehensive access control solution with anti-passback (plus all the other features that would be expected by large organisations).

Maximising efficiencies and reducing costs for end users

“Like us, G4S Technology understands the growing need to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs for customers through leading innovation and truly responsive customer service,” explained Rob Douglas, CEO of Entertech Systems. “We look forward to working with them to deliver next generation biometric access control to the UK market.”

Biometric Reader Biostation T2

Biometric Reader Biostation T2

The Suprema line of biometric devices, which includes fingerprint detection, card and PIN readers and Entertech Systems’ BioConnect application is now available through G4S Technology. Applicable Suprema biometric readers include BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini.

Entertech Systems is the official operating partner for Suprema Inc in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

G4S Technology provides fully integrated access control, video management, life safety, perimeter protection and alarm management systems. The company designs, develops, manufactures, installs and maintains systems protecting everything from small offices through to complex Government facilities and high security environments.

Symmetry is the advanced access control and video management system from G4S Technology that’s used by millions of customers around the world on a daily basis.

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G4S combines business capabilities to create Fire & Security Systems (UK)

G4S Technology (UK), G4S Fire Security and G4S Monitoring Services have combined their capabilities and begun the transition towards becoming G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) – part of G4S Secure Solutions (UK), the nation’s largest provider of security solutions.

G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) is a leading integrator of fire and security solutions with a fully accredited 24 x 7 monitoring centre, providing diverse capabilities underpinned by a determination to continually deliver excellence in customer service.

G4S Technology's UK headquarters

G4S Technology’s UK headquarters

Barry Byrne, the managing director of G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK), commented: “At G4S we recognise that customers are increasingly demanding a single point of contact for their life safety and building security requirements in order to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs. By combining the strong capabilities of G4S Technology (UK), G4S Fire Security and G4S Monitoring Services to create a single entity, we’re now well positioned to deliver this to our customers and the wider security and life safety technologies marketplace.”

Byrne added: “The creation of this systems house will further expand the host of solutions we currently support. The move allows us to offer our customers an even wider choice of systems such that they can meet their fire and building security needs in the most efficient and cost-effective way.”

The transition process is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

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