Insiders and early adopters have quickly seen the immense potential for Stepscan’s footprint analytics in a security environment. Key features of Stepscan® that have caught the attention of security analysts and biometric researchers are these:
In combination with other forms of identification such a retinal scans, handprint, fingerprint, swipe cards and other RFID sensors, the Stepscan® system immediately brings heightened certainty to contemporary security systems.
Entrance Security Analysis - The Stepscan® system could rapidly identify permitted or prohibited activities in high security facilities, where a system has been devised using swipe cards or other devices to permit single person entry. Software would compare the swipe card ID with the biometric footprint captured by the Stepscan® System to confirm or deny entrance. Single person entry and exit could be assured.
Establishment Security Systems - A complete Stepscan® floor system can be installed where large protected security zones are required. Typical high security applications of the Stepscan® Floor System could include Correctional Services; diplomatic missions, embassies and consulates; aerospace installation and airports; sensitive laboratories, financial institutions, etc.
In 2014 ViTRAK Systems Inc. received Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Funding (NSERC) to support a two year Research and Development project to examine the feasibility of our gait technology as a biometric modality. ViTRAK’s Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Patrick Connor presented the preliminary findings on the feasibility of our StepscanSecure™ technology at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, April 14-16, in Waltham MA. To learn more about the project details you can read the symposium research article here.