Contactless Hygienic Security Solutions

Contactless Hygienic Security Solutions

Saflec Systems leads the way in providing security solutions to the South African market, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no different. With the emphasis on social distancing and hygiene, we have contactless, biometric and facial recognition software that can easily integrate with our custom-developed software, SACS (Saflec Access Control System). Using these integrated systems, you can create a more hygienic environment for you and your staff with many benefits while you ensure a contactless environment that will mitigate the spread of harmful bacteria, viruses and pathogens. Get ahead of the trend towards touchless technology and prepare for the changing world that will surely emerge from this worldwide pandemic.

Here are a few solutions that could assist.

The MorphoWave from Idemia

This touchless scanner comes in two forms – the Desktop and the Compact Tower. The technology uses a reliable fingerprint capture with a patented, touchless 3D acquisition solution, so it’s perfect for high traffic areas, as it is quick, efficient and has the highest level of accuracy. It scans and processes four fingerprints simultaneously, with one quick hand movement over the large contactless scanning surface.

This solution is perfect for medium to large enterprises with a large staff complement that requires quick, reliable and effective access control.

Our SACS software is 100% integrated with the system.

AC-7000 Facial Recognition Scanner

This scanner uses facial recognition as well as fingerprint recognition in one terminal. The advanced face authentication algorithm can recognize faces in various lighting conditions and can match up to 10000 face templates in 1 single second. The camera automatically detects faces, which removes the need to hunch or lower your posture to reach the camera’s field of vision.

The fingerprint technology can detect false fingerprints made from various materials including rubber, silicone and gelatin. However, this will not be touchless, so we suggest disabling this feature.

The Quadcore processor ensures that technology always responds in seconds with no delay and allows for the storage capacity of 500000 fingerprints, 10000000 event logs and 20000 image logs.

Perfect for medium to large companies and SACS is fully integrated with this tech.

Our SACS software is 100% integrated with the system.

CMITech EF-45 Iris Scanner

The EF-45 Dual Iris Recognition Scanner is first in the industry to employ face display-based subject positioning. The unique algorithm uses deep learning face detection to ensure fast and smooth operation. It has an expanded capture range of 35 to 45 cm in normal mode and all image process is done internally including extraction and matching.

This product is highly cost-effective, fast and perfect for medium to large enterprises with high traffic access control areas.

We are working on integrating this system with SACS at the moment.

We are willing and able to integrate other proven security technologies with our SACS, such as Iris Scanners and Palm vein readers. Feel free to contact us on or (011) 477-4760 to schedule an appointment for shortly after lockdown.

Should you be utilizing a SACS system with fingerprint and card readers, we are willing to assist you with reverting it to card only for the time being. This way people are able to only touch their cards which minimizes contact with the fingerprint scanner.

If there is no budget for major changes it might be that the only real solution would be a cleaning station for use before and after using the biometric device. If this is the solution that your business opts for, then please ensure that you use a disinfectant that is SANS 53727/53624/51276/51650 standards compliant. Ideco sells a disinfectant that meets these standards.

MorphoWave Compact by Idemia
– Frictionless access everywhere

MorphoWave Compact by Idemia<br>– Frictionless access everywhere
MorphoWave™ Compact by IDEMIA is the newest addition to IDEMIA’s range of readers for frictionless biometric access control. This masterpiece of engineering delivers the award-winning, field-proven performance of MorphoWave™ contactless 3D fingerprint technology in a stylish and compact wall-mounted device, suitable for any location.


Convenience & Security


Users are positively identified with a simple wave of the hand. The patented touchless sensor technology scans 4 fingers in 3D, ensuring the most accurate and reliable fingerprint matching for maximum security.


High Throughput


The reader’s high speed, touchless acquisition capability allows users to remain in motion while being identified. Faster access control and time & attendance transactions reduce overall costs and increase employee productivity.


Versatile, easy deployment


IP65 rated and PoE+ powered, the compact wall-mount reader ensures that MorphoWave™ technology can be deployed at every location. MorphoWave™ Compact is already integrated with more than 25 of the industry’s leading access control systems.


Multifactor Authentication


MorphoWave™ Compact natively supports Prox, iClass, MIFARE, DESFire cards and PIN code, in addition to biometrics. It is also capable of scanning QR codes for visitor management.


The most proven touchless fingerprint technology…


MorphoWave™ touchless 3D fingerprint technology is designed for the real world.


  • Captures and matches 4 fingers on either right or left hand, in any direction
  • Immune to environmental factors (external light, dust)
  • Copes with wet and dry fingers
  • No latent prints left on scanner
  • Mitigates hygiene concerns

The award-winning MorphoWave™ technology has become the benchmark in frictionless access, securing high traffic access points in the world’s largest financial institutions, critical infrastructure facilities, universities and healthcare organizations.

Works seamlessly with MorphoWave™ Tower


MorphoWave™ Compact represents an 86% reduction in size and 93% reduction in weight compared with MorphoWave™ Tower, making it usable at every door and not only in high traffic lobbies. The two products complement each other perfectly and work seamlessly together to secure any capacity or throughput requirements, even those of the largest global organizations.

Now available in a Compact, full-featured access & time terminal


Anti-fraud features


  • Fake finger detection
  • Timed anti-passback function – prevents repeated authorizations by the same user, within a configurable time period
  • Banned/authorized user lists
  • Tamper switches
Time & Attendance functions


  • Touchscreen time clock, featuring 16 programmable function keys
  • Access time slots and holiday scheduling
  • Real-time employee notifications
  • Job code management
Flexible architecture


  • 1:N identification or multifactor authentication with Prox, iClass, MIFARE, DESFire cards and PIN code
  • Software integration options: – Thrift commands (low protocol level) – MACI component (SDK level) – MorphoManager (application level)
For real-world deployments


  • IP65 rated design – recommendation for outdoor installation: avoid direct exposure of sensor to rain (e.g., place under a canopy)
  • Multiple interfaces including TCP/IP
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE+)
  • Wi-Fi and 4G options
  • Ingenious, symmetrical opening mechanism enables easy wall-mounting and in-place maintenance
Technical Specifications


  • CPU: Nvidia ARM Cortex-A15 QuadCore 2.1GHz
  • 4.3” Wvga color capacitive touchscreen
  • loudspeaker & microphone Intercom function
  • Audio & video player
  • touchless fingerprint sensor Hand presence detection QR code scanning capability – Specifications available on demand
  • Contactless reader options: Prox, iClass, MIFARE/DESFire
  • Tamper switches
  • Internal storage capacity: 16GB Flash, 2GB RAM – 20,000 user records (2*4 fingers each) for 1:N identification, extendable to 40,000 with licenses(4) – 250,000 IDs in authorized user list – 1 Million transaction logs
  • Network/Communication: – Ethernet, RS485, RS422, USB(5) – Wi-Fi and 4G options
  • Inputs/outputs: Wiegand In & Out (customizable up to 512 bits), Door Relay, 3 GPI (including Door monitoring), 3 GPO
  • Power supply: 12 to 24 V DC (2.5A min @12V) Power over Ethernet with PoE+ switches
  • Operating conditions: Temperature: -10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F). Humidity: 10% to 80% (non condensing)
  • Ingress protection: IP65(2)
  • hxWxd = 250*152*216 mm (9.9*6*8.5 in.)
  • Weight: 2.2 kg (4.85 lb.)
  • EMC/Safety standards: CE, CB, FCC
  • RoHS, REACh and WEEE compliant

How can biometrics secure a return on investment?

How can biometrics secure a return on investment?



Businesses are often looking to replace outdated management or access control systems and biometric systems are evaluated as possible options. Unfortunately the cost of biometrics often used as an excuse to rather avoid them and focus on cheaper solutions. We would like to use this blog to assist in giving an alternative viewpoint and to show that spending the money on proved and reliable solutions can actually lead to major financial savings and an incredible Return on Investment (ROI). These are just a few ways that we believe that biometrics are going to save a business money.


1.Eliminating manual systems


According to the people who work in the industry, one of the most effective return on investments comes when using biometrics for time management purposes. In many instances recording of time for compliance purposes is a manual system with a punched card or a signature in a book with the time manually recorded. Manual systems are bound to come with faults, human errors or even intentional fraud.


These manual clockings then lead to another person capturing the data in another system which can compound the errors which can lead to payroll issues. Issues with payroll can cause all sorts of problems, from simple arguments to productivity decreases to even labour strikes, so should be avoided if at all possible as they can cost a company dearly.


2.Ensuring identity


When looking at time management even the use of proximity cards or using PIN codes is not much better than the manual systems. So-called ‘Buddy punching’ is a big problem where a person can be recorded as being present by a friend where they are actually not there by simply carrying their card as a favour for them.


This can also be a serious problem with safety compliance systems where an untrained person can get access to a site that requires training or induction in order for all people on site to understand safety procedures. Beyond the possible damage of expensive equipment this could also lead to legislative processes or fines from injured employees when operating in unauthorized, dangerous mechanical equipment. A single fine or court case that can be avoided by spending a little extra on biometrics is an immediate cost saving –this is one of those financial gains that can be easily missed.


Warehousing and logistics operations require serious security in this day and age as a person who can get access to a high-value storage locker can steal millions in equipment by simply stealing another person’s access card. This is not always a simple greedy person scenario anymore and rather syndicates are popping up to exploit people, processes and companies in this way. The blame then rests on the incorrect person and it can be difficult to even impossible to ever track the culprit.


Installation of a biometrics system can cut down on these losses and also might provide discounts on insurance policies that a company must take out against loss.


3.Can’t be lost or stolen


Keys are still widely used as an access control strategy, however there is no way of tracing a lost key or checking who is using the key. The primary strategy for a lost key is to make a duplicate from a stored master key – however the lost or stolen key cannot be ‘deactivated’! Every time the key is duplicated the security is further decreased. A different strategy would be to replace the lock – this would lead to large costs over the short term and is highly ineffective. With a little training and the correct equipment most locks can be picked or damaged so they no longer work – A person would be able to make a so-called ‘bump’ key like locksmiths have at home using a metal file or even a 3D printer!


Access cards or PIN codes are a significant upgrade on keys and are therefore often used on inner security areas or ‘safer’ areas. They are an upgrade however they require active support to maintain the security level – a lost card must be immediately reported and cancelled on the system. A PIN code should be regularly changed in case they are observed by unauthorized people.


A simple thing like the time spent looking for or making copies of lost keys, changing PIN codes, enabling, disabling or assigning temporary access cards can be measured in terms of lost productivity and therefore money. There are other loss scenarios that are far more damaging to companies like loss of valuable goods or Intellectual property or sabotage can occur using stolen keys.


With biometrics the problem of losing or having keys or cards stolen fall away – a properly chosen biometric is something that a person will always have with them and will positively identify the person each time.



When looking at biometrics as an investment it is very tempting to look purely at the cost of the units and decide that they are too expensive to be used which might cause a decision maker to look into cheaper or less secure options. Hopefully we have provided a few ways that decision makers could evaluate the net Return on Investment rather than the initial cost of biometrics and see different ways that the company can be saving money by putting in biometric devices over other mechanisms regardless of the initial cash outlay!