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Access and Authentication

In today’s complex and challenging security environment, both businesses and governments are implementing faster, more secure access control and authentication solutions to guarantee the security of people and assets. Access and Authentication systems increasingly rely on biometrics, whether this is in a single-factor or multi-factor authentication system and NEC offers a range of access control and authentication solutions that use biometrics, for example, a person’s face, at border control gates, stadium entry points or office building entrances.

Our biometric Access and Authentication systems can quickly and accurately ensure that only the appropriate people are allowed to enter secure areas or areas where access is restricted such as critical infrastructure sites or areas where certification is required in order to be allowed access such as areas with hazardous chemicals.

Face recognition has become particularly appealing for access control given its contactless nature. NEC’s access control leverages NeoFace Watch, our world-leading Facial Recognition software to capture images of employees, visitors or other personnel accessing buildings or infrastructure, and matches those faces to a database of approved people to grant or deny access.

Who we work with

NEC’s Access and Authentication systems are implemented by a wide range of companies and government agencies and other organisations wanting to ensure only authorised persons are provided access.

Most typically, our Access and Authentication solutions are used to access secure, restricted or remote areas and the technology provides the following features:

Able to monitor and record facial images of all persons approaching an access point
Able to ensure accurate matching with pre-populated and authorised images
Can integrate with an access control or permissions system to ensure only authorised persons gain access to a secure area based upon business rules

NEC New Zealand uses our face recognition system at our offices to greet and register staff and visitors and control their entry to ensure only authorised persons are provided access to secure areas.

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If you are an organisation who needs to control access within your business, speak to the world-leading specialists at NEC today.

Key features and benefits of NEC’s Access and Authentication solutions

NEC is widely recognised as one of the leading providers globally of scalable biometric solutions, with a strong focus on R&D and integration with existing systems. Here are some of the key features and benefits of implementing one of our Access and Authentication solutions.

Unsurpassed Facial Recognition software
NEC’s NeoFace is the fastest and most accurate Facial Recognition technology available.
Integration with other IT systems
Integrates with other systems using web service APIs, offering an added dimension in Facial Recognition competency.
Easy to implement
Uses common hardware including IP cameras, servers and existing infrastructure. Smart device applications (iOS/Android) are also available.
Scalable
Our Access and Authentication solutions cater to a wide range of architectural configurations to suit deployment conditions and requirements.
High performance
Independently evaluated by the National Institute of Standards’ (NIST) Face In Video Evaluation (FIVE) 2017 testing on ability to perform under the most demanding real-world circumstances at the highest level of accuracy.
Flexible
Easy customisation for specific operational requirements and ensures continued optimal operation.

Biometric Access and Authentication

Biometrics systems use automated techniques to verify or identify people by their physical characteristics. Biometric systems can use fingerprint, face, voice or iris. Face recognition is increasingly popular given its contactless nature. It requires no effort by the user, and is increasingly used for tasks such as surveillance and physical access control where biometrics provide both high levels of security and convenience.

Why should you use access control and authentication?

There are many reasons why our customers turn to access control and authentication solutions from NEC. Here are some of the main reasons to talk to us today:


  • Biometric Access and Authentication systems can quickly and accurately ensure that only the appropriate people are allowed to enter areas where access is restricted such as areas with hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to monitor and record facial images of all persons approaching an access point
  • Ability to ensure accurate matching with pre-populated and authorised images
  • Can be integrated with an access control or permissions system to ensure on authorised persons gain access to a secure area based upon business rules
  • Faster and more accurate identification of persons
  • Better service – making access easier for employees, customers etc.
  • One platform for identification, and ID verification
  • Easy integration with existing security systems through APIs
  • Differentiate from competition
  • Reduce operating costs

NEC New Zealand has a detailed understanding of the local market which allows us to quickly adapt and change. In addition to our biometrics solutions, NEC builds on its systems integration and application development experience to optimise compliance and integration with customers’ existing infrastructure and applications. Our ability to offer turn-key solutions – managing a complete solution rollout – means we can integrate technologies like fingerprint and facial recognition with our NeoFace Watch product to perform accurate identification and verification with numerous use cases.

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