Tyco Security Products introduces the world’s most accurate reader, contactless biometrics

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Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series and MorphoWAVE Tower from Software House deliver quick user identification, advanced anti-fraud features and contactless access control


WESTFORD, MA. –June 24, 2016 –– Tyco Security Products introduces the Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader featuring the world’s number one performance-ranked fingerprint technology and the world’s only single hand movement capture and match reader, the MorphoWave Tower. Using this technology, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms are now able to deliver contactless access control.

The new MorphoAccess (MA) SIGMA Series readers employ state of the art fingerprint technology that is ranked the most accurate in the world by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The optical biometric sensor used in the readers also meets the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s standards for Personal Identity Verification and Image Quality Specifications. The MA SIGMA Lite Series readers, designed for narrow mounting surfaces such as turnstiles or server rack doors, deliver a durable design making them ideal for a wide array of indoor and outdoor deployments.

MA SIGMA Series readers feature an easy to use color touchscreen and buzzer for advanced interactivity, and can be used with any electronic device that has Web access, including laptops, PCs, tablets and smart phones. The readers support Prox, iCLASS, MIFARE, MIFARE Plus, DESFire and NFC cards. An embedded server enables on-device enrollment, transaction log retrieval and terminal configuration, as well as user ID, BioPIN and PIN management.

“The MorphoAccess SIGMA Series reader is considered one of the best fingerprint readers in the world, pairing toughness and durability with superb performance, advanced anti-fraud capabilities and mobile access features. The MorphoWave Tower is the first touchless biometric access reader able to capture and match four fingerprints with a single hand movement,” said Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director, Access Control, Tyco Security Products.  “Both are the best performing and most innovative in their class, an indication of the high value that Tyco Security Products places on bringing cutting edge, high-performing innovations to our customers’ doorsteps.” 
MorphoWave Tower readers are ideal for busy, high traffic and high security applications. The readers use patented, contactless four-finger ‘on the fly’ capture technology that is the only of its kind in the world, providing high accuracy even when presented with wet/dry fingers and latent fingerprints, a problem posed by some conventional touch readers.

The contactless capability of the MorphoWave allows an end user to keep moving without breaking his/her stride when passing through a control point, so that the flow in high-traffic areas is continual. MorphoWave Tower readers can be deployed as standalone integrations or in line with turnstiles, offering extensive customization capabilities and time and attendance features, including programmable function keys, real-time employee notifications and job code management.

For more information about the MorphoAccess SIGMA Series reader and MorphoWave Tower, visit www.swhouse.com.


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About Software House 
Software House security and event management systems are part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Software House’s innovative C•CURE software portfolio combines with a suite of reliable controllers to provide the most powerful security and event management in the industry. Add an unsurpassed integration platform that allows customers to integrate seamlessly with critical business applications, and it’s easy to see why Software House solutions are ideal for security-critical applications. For more information about Software House products, visit 

About Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products and its leading brands conduct business in over 177 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employ over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities and over five million private residences.

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