RGB signs Invixium, debuts fingerprint readers for door entry and CI system control

posted on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 by Steve May

Smart home  RGB Communications  Biometrics 

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AV distributor RGB Communications is partnering with Toronto-based biometric specialist Invixium. The exclusive deal will see Invixium fingerprint readers added to its Internet of Things product portfolio, for use with automated door entry and control systems from Savant, Control4, RTI and Crestron.

With smart integration through home automation controllers, biometric products eliminate the need for keys, cards, or PINs for quick and secure access. They also allow control systems to trigger the actions of connected devices with the touch of a finger. For many clients they are the very definition of smart technology.

“IoT is growing at an unprecedented pace,” explains Shiraz Kapadia, CEO of Invixium. “The CI market needs technology that is smart and aesthetically pleasing to improve the lives of home and business owners, but it should also be simple to use and easy to install. Crrently, the concept of biometrics is still very new to the AV market but thanks to its endorsement by the smartphone industry, the user benefits are becoming very clear. Biometric security is not reliant on what you have or what you know, but is the only solution to prove that you are who you say you are.”

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RGB says it has been in conversation with Invixium since CEDIA Expo 2015, where it was impressed by its high quality components and usability. 

“Being among the first UK AV distributors to sell Biometric fingerprint readers, fits perfectly with the RGB ethos which has always been to be at the forefront of smart home technology,” says Caroline Britt, Managing Director at RGB. “Invixium gives our dealers a fantastic opportunity to add more value, increase customer convenience and satisfaction by offering smarter installs”.

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“Invixium fingerprint reader’s couple sophisticated and market leading biometric technologies with network connectivity for seamless integration with Savant and other control systems,” adds sales director Andy Atwell, Sales Director. “The fact that it combines advanced functionality with compact, elegant style and robustness made it something we were keen to add to our product portfolio”. 

Due to wiring and programming requirements, Invixium products require professional installation and are not suitable for DIY projects, making them ideal for CI professionals. Given that biometrics is a new discipline for many installers, RGB says it will “support Invixium customers as it does with all of its other products.” 

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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