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Honeywell and IDEMIA join forces to advance intelligent building solutions

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 12 Feb 2021

Honeywell and IDEMIA have come together under a strategic alliance to develop an intelligent building offering.

The alliance will integrate Honeywell’s security and building management systems with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems with the aim of creating 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 personalised conference room settings.

With a focus on security and data privacy, these next-generation solutions are designed to provide occupants with a safer, more efficient and enjoyable experience that will help building owners attract tenants.

IDEMIA offers AI-based products and solutions such as MorphoWave, a contactless fingerprint device that scans four fingerprints in less than one second; VisionPass, a facial recognition terminal; and Augmented Vision, a biometric video analytics platform.

These integrate with Honeywell security and building management systems including Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite, MAXPRO Cloud and Enterprise Buildings Integrator.

Honeywell and IDEMIA will work together to deliver more integrations through aligned product creation and joint product roadmaps, the companies state.

The integrated offerings will allow building operators to respond to alarms or incidents by providing an incident workflow package that allows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be configured, reducing compliance exceptions, security risks and response times.

IDEMIA products also support Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions that help building owners improve building environments, operate more cleanly and safely and encourage sustained compliance with changing building standards, safety guidelines, government-issued regulations and a company's risk management policies.

Honeywell's Healthy Buildings solutions 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.

Honeywell Building Technologies vice president, chief technology and chief product officer, Manish Sharma, says, “We recognise that our customers need to deliver business outcomes like managing complex security requirements and providing healthier, more productive environments.

“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.”

IDEMIA CEO of the secure enterprise transactions division, Matt Cole, says, “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.

“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.”

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