Case study video: Biometric security switch excludes unauthorized users

Mauell Corp. case study video details using biometric switch, helps keep unauthorized or untrained employees from specific areas, machinery.

01/25/2011


Mauell Corp. case study video shows how using a biometric switch keeps out unauthorized users from areas where they Schneider Electric Biometric Switchdo not have authorization or appropriate safety training to use machinery. In this case, not everyone was locking the door when they should to the machine room.

The switch also has been installed on specific machines, allowing only authorized personnel to turn on power. Because there's no concern about losing keys or pressuring friends for access, the biometric switch, which reads fingerprints, is easier than a conventional lock.

Mauell is looking at integrating the technology into control room and control panels as well.

 

Mauell Biometric Switch

 

Also read: Safety sensor: Schneider Electric Harmony Biometric Switch - A switch uses fingerprint recognition technology to increase access control.



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Water use efficiency: Diminishing water quality, escalating costs; Lowering building energy use; Power for fire pumps
Building envelope and integration; Manufacturing industrial Q&A; NFPA 99; Testing fire systems
Labs and research facilities: Q&A with the experts; Water heating systems; Smart building integration; 40 Under 40 winners
Maintaining low data center PUE; Using eco mode in UPS systems; Commissioning electrical and power systems; Exploring dc power distribution alternatives
Protecting standby generators for mission critical facilities; Selecting energy-efficient transformers; Integrating power monitoring systems; Mitigating harmonics in electrical systems
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities; Anticipating the Smart Grid; Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage switchgear; Comparing generator sizing software
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.