Case Study

Turnstile Gate entry using Biometric Screening / face match devices

IILM university
Problem Statement by Customer icon

one time Problem Statement of Customer

Affluent children aged in their upper teens were arriving in groups and in cars and creating huge traffic jams at the gate especially when entering in mornings. It was difficult to authenticate each entrant and nor it was possible to segregate the unwanted entrant. University wanted to ban the use of entry by motor vehicle and also to restrict ingress at management's desire.

Our Findings

Our Findings

"Restriction of Space at entrance Untrained staff at gate Poor cordination between backend administrators & gate operators Lack of internet infrastructure at gate Management did not want to use NFC solution in first phase because of expected mishandling of expensive NFC phones. "

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Construct of solution architecture

Full height turnstile / Biometric Finger print readers connected to a local computer which acted as a server too. Data pushed to cloud to be availble on portal on real time basis. No NFC card or NFC device was used in the solution.

Our Findings

Realities on ground and how they were overcome during installation and commissioning

A Biometric fingerprint machine was integrated with a full height turnstile gate to make sure only authenticated students could enter the campus singly. Entrant was barred from use of his / her finger again unless he / she has made an exit entry on second device place remote from the turnstile. Moreover the admin even sitting 1000 meters away from main gate had powers to block any entry / exit with a one click feature. A permanent computer installed at the gate room was connected to both turnstile / biometric machines through a local network cable. All data was available on real time basis to the gate staff.

Conclusion and recommendations

Conclusion and recommendations given to management for future improvements

Since the Local PC should be accessible by more intelligent people than the gate guards, future systems would be better placed at the main server room and be connected through local LAN wires to the biometric hardware at the gate. However, the Management has been sensitized to the virtues of our NFC solution and are now willing to try it out in the next phase.

The common inspiration that connected our two founders was their passion for DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION. Both had, in their respective spheres of earlier work, endeavoured to provide new solutions to address age-old problems.

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NFC Story

The “Assistance Control” project was inspired by the basic idea of the “Bologna Process”, a Pan-European collaboration which started in 1999, to adapt technology to provide a better quality of education that would allow improvement of the next generation of classroom teaching.
The best project finally chosen and tested involved students registered for classes with NFC phones, during the academic year 2011–2012 at “Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Campus Madrid” (UPSAM).
This resulted in the senior students at the School of Computer Engineering to certify 99.5% accuracy and ease of attendance that ensured continuous assessment without loss of instructional time allocated to this activity.

Source : Science Direct Volume 40 Issue 11, 1st September 2013, Pages 4478-4489