Crestron Partners with ekey on fingerprint locks
26 November 2018 17:09 GMT

Custom home automation and control technology firm Crestron announced today that ekey biometric systems, a leading provider of fingerprint access solutions, is now an official Crestron integration partner.

Wall-mounted ekey finger scanners will integrate with Crestron 3-Series control systems. 

“ekey and Crestron took up the challenge of making door entry more secure and convenient,” said Michael Short, Global Residential Marketing Manager for Crestron. “To deliver on that, we focused on one of the aspects that makes us unique as human beings – fingerprints. Now, in essence, your finger is the key to your Crestron smart home.”
 
ekey said: “As a specialist in fingerprint technology and a proven vendor of outdoor rated fingerprint readers, we are very excited about our partnership with Crestron and the possibilities of this advanced integration. It’s like turning Crestron into a biometric access control system by itself, featuring simplified administration centrally via – for instance – a Crestron touch screen. By saving multiple fingerprints of individual users, different functions can be triggered. Whereas your right index finger will become your new key for unlocking your front door, your left index finger will trigger a silent alarm when used under duress.”