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KT&C and SRI International Bring Iris Recognition to Residential Door Locks with Launch of KEES™
KEES smart locks deliver convenient, secure access control at competitive price point
FAIRFIELD, N.J. and MENLO PARK, Calif.—April 13, 2015— Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C), a leading provider of high definition surveillance and security solutions, and SRI International today announced the launch of KEES™, an iris recognition door lock powered by SRI’s Iris on the Move® (IOM) technology. The product, developed for the residential security market, will debut at ISC West 2015, held April 15-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The KEES residential door lock combines the accuracy of iris biometrics with the ease of a push-pull handle for simple, keyless access at a glance—eliminating the need to fumble for keys, enter a PIN or put down the groceries. Traditional keypad-only door locks may recognize what has happened (i.e., a PIN code was entered), but do not confirm individual identity. The KEES lock brings the security and convenience of iris biometrics to multi-unit residential properties and apartment buildings.
“Building and property owners are increasingly challenged to deploy market-leading access control products and technology that do not place an undue burden on residents,” said H.S. Kwon, CEO, KT&C. “By creating a smart lock with SRI’s iris technology, we are able to extend a level of secure access previously reserved for business-critical and government facilities to the residential marketplace at a competitive price.”
“By collaborating with KT&C, we are incorporating leading iris biometric technology in a residential door lock for unparalleled convenience and security,” said Mark Clifton, president of the Products and Solutions Division at SRI International. “KEES marks a new level of access control for the residential sector. It demonstrates the growing viability of iris biometrics for more market applications.”
Pricing and Availability
The KEES door lock will be available for order beginning on April 15. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $989. Additional features for the KEES lock system will also be available in the future. For more information, please visit: http://www.ktncusa.com/products-accessories/locks-hardware/kees.
World Debut at ISC West 2015
ISC West attendees can view a demonstration of the KEES iris recognition door lock by visiting KT&C at booth # 24109 and SRI International at booth #3089.
About Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C)
Since 1996, Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C) has been a global leader in the manufacturing of video surveillance equipment. Earning the respect of our industry through innovation and performance, our products are the most technologically advanced on the market. From acquisition of components to research and development, we have never lost sight of our goal—to ensure the safety and security of our customers.