New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Control iD specializes in developing hardware and software for electronic security, commercial automation and human resources management. The Brazilian company is headquartered in São Paulo, with its sales office in Curitiba and its industrial plant in Extrema.
SIA spoke with Albert Nissimoff, director of technology at Control iD, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
Tell us the story of your company.
Albert Nissimoff: Control iD was born in 2006 with the mission of popularizing biometrics and disseminating the advantages and possible applications of this technology in the market. To achieve this goal, all efforts were directed towards the development of products that combine top quality, innovation and affordable prices.
Since the beginning of its operations, Control iD has invested in developing its own technologies. In order to do this, the company has a team of researchers and engineers connected to the market needs and up to date with the latest changes in regulations and technical standards.
Moreover, the company intends to position itself as a reference in identification technology for attendance management and access control. Control iD is a multinational company with presence in all states of Brazil and exports to 15 countries. Currently, it counts with a network of more than 2,000 accredited distributors, resellers, VARs and integrators.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
AN: Control iD offers an extensive portfolio of access control products, both software and hardware, including fingerprint biometric technology, password and proximity card technologies. Its wide-ranging multifunctional access controllers feature modern designs and are capable of working both online and in standalone mode. Besides that, Control iD offers access control boards and a wide range of turnstiles. We also produce and sell proximity readers and biometrics readers, all with the same high standard of design and embedded technology.
Control iD solutions for access control are suitable to the specific needs of companies and organizations of all sizes, including residential use in some cases.
Finally, Control iD developed in house a powerful software called iDSecure that securely manages access to controlled facilities. This solution allows the configuration of complex rules (users, areas, groups, schedules, companies, APB, etc.) through a modern, easy-to-use web interface. The software is fully integrated with Control iD’s complete line of access controllers and turnstiles, making it easy to enroll and log users, locations and devices. Moreover, the software is fully integrated with many CCTV providers.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?
AN: We are always developing new products. We just started selling iDAccess Pro, iDAccess Nano and iDAccess Slave. They are brand-new multifunctional access controllers that are built with a fast processor (1.2 GHz quad-core processor), touch screen display, biometric identification, proximity card reader and capability of up to 100,000 fingerprints 1:N depending on the model. This year, we are bringing to the market a revolutionary and yet simple to use digital electronic door lock, with Bluetooth connectivity, fingerprint reader, touchscreen keypad and a mobile app to control and configure the device.
What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?
AN: Control iD intends to meet and surpass the needs and expectations of micro, small, medium-sized and large companies in all business sectors, constantly investing in research and innovation, working with the latest technologies and attractive prices. We also are entering the electronic door lock market with the same passion and desire to offer state-of-the-art products that make people’s life easier and secure.
What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?
AN: SIA offers great visibility in the security sector; it also provides reliable market information and technical standards for the advancement of the industry as a whole and interoperability. It is an important avenue to adding credibility to our brand and products.
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