Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and IDEMIA, a global leader in augmented identity, announce a strategic alliance to create and cultivate an intelligent building ecosystem that provides a more seamless and enhanced experience for operators and occupants alike.
The alliance will integrate Honeywell’s security and building management systems with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems to create frictionless, safer and more efficient buildings.
The Honeywell and IDEMIA alliance is intended to design solutions that will allow occupants to easily and securely have contactless engagement with a building — from vehicle recognition at the car park and automatic elevator calls to biometric-based access and personalized conference room settings.
With a focus on security and data privacy, these next-generation solutions will provide occupants with a safer, more efficient and more enjoyable experience that will help building owners attract tenants, according to the announcement.
“We recognize that our customers need to deliver business outcomes like managing complex security requirements and providing healthier, more productive environments,” says Manish Sharma, vice president, chief technology and chief product officer for Honeywell Building Technologies. “By working with IDEMIA we will create an intelligent building ecosystem that better addresses our customers’ key challenges and drives their desired outcomes. Whether it’s a commercial office building, a hospital or an airport, we have the ability to change the way people experience and interact with buildings for the better.”
“We look forward to expanding our long-standing relationship with Honeywell to bring greater value to our customers with more integrated solutions that make for a more seamless building experience,” says Matt Cole, CEO, Secure Enterprise Transactions Division, IDEMIA. “The ability for our technology to easily integrate with Honeywell safety and security systems will provide building owners and operators more insight and control into creating more efficient buildings, while putting the occupant experience first.”
IDEMIA’s AI-based products and solutions include MorphoWave, a contactless fingerprint device that scans four fingerprints in less than one second; VisionPass, an advanced facial recognition terminal; and Augmented Vision, a biometric video analytics platform. These products and solutions integrate with Honeywell security and building management systems, including the Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite, MAXPRO Cloud and Enterprise Buildings Integrator.
Honeywell and IDEMIA will work together to deliver more powerful integrations through aligned product creation and joint product roadmaps. The integrated offerings will allow building operators to respond rapidly and effectively to alarms or incidents by providing an incident workflow package that allows standard operating procedures to be configured, reducing compliance exceptions, security risks and response times, the announcement states.
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions are said to provide a holistic view of a building’s health based on key factors such as indoor air quality, occupant flow, personal protection equipment (PPE) analytics, contactless access, thermal screening, social distancing and sanitation efficacy.
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