Yo-Shik Shin, CEO
With increasing threat sophistication, every industry and government are demanding efficient security solutions that can help them stay one step ahead of the attackers. Modern biometric security solutions can enable organizations to secure their data and systems through simple and effective user authentication. Foolproof authentication helps reduce the administrative burden while minimizing cost and process overhead in managing security. Spearheading innovation in biometrics is Seoul, Korea-based UNIONCOMMUNITY Co. Ltd. The company’s solutions are driven by advanced fingerprint recognition algorithms and optical sensors and counterfeit fingerprint prevention technologies. So the company’s clients achieve advanced control capabilities that help them monitor user interactions and make proactive decisions in case of emergency to keep their infrastructure secure. “Our clients gain maximum value from our perfection in facial recognition in terms of speed and accuracy, competitive pricing, and talented team that supports our solutions,” says Yo-Shik Shin, CEO of UNIONCOMMUNITY.
Designed with ease-of-use in mind, UNIONCOMMUNITY’s portfolio of solutions is dedicated to access control, time and attendance, and breath analysis. With the company’s access control solution, clients can monitor their multiple branches remotely and leverage the existing alarm systems in their premises to alert the administrators and prevent unauthorized events. Compatible with the image surveillance system, the solution provides daily and monthly reports for improved security. In addition, it protects confidential documents and assets through stronger authority management.
On the other hand, UNIONCOMMUNITY’s time and attendance solution manage access records. The solution utilizes the existing fingerprint recognition system to track the employee data, thereby eliminating the need for a separate device for the purpose.
The solution also integrates with the access control solution and clients’ ERP system for seamless information flow across teams and business divisions.
A case in point, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, one of UNIONCOMMUNITY’s clients in India, approached the company for an efficient biometric time and attendance system capable of operating in hazardous environmental conditions. UNIONCOMMUNITY’s face and fingerprint identification terminal, AC7000, enabled with a robust face recognition algorithm, was mounted on a flap and boom barrier and was integrated with a contract labor management system (CLMS) to better manage the workforce.
Shin narrates another case study of a well-known South African company, Cape Concrete. Working in dusty conditions, the 250 semi-skilled workers of Cape Concrete had calloused hands, the dryness of their hands was so much so that their fingerprints had eroded. Despite the challenges in using their fingerprints for authentication, Cape Concrete has been able to keep an accurate record of the time and attendance of its employees. Thanks to UNIONCOMMUNITY’s fingerprint recognition access controller, AC-4000.
Amid the COVID 19 crisis, the ‘untact’ sector is in the spotlight. The market demand in the biometrics space shifts from fingerprint recognition to ‘iris’ recognition and face recognition, which does not involve physical contact. Walking in lockstep with this new trend, UNIONCOMMUNITY has expanded its product portfolio by launching a new brand, 'UBio', with ‘untact’ solutions and facial recognition features. UBio-X Iris and UBio-X Pro2 are the two main products. UBio-X Pro2 can add temperature measurement solutions to curtail the damage caused by the pandemic and UBio-X Iris is well known for its high level security.
The company’s new solutions have struck the right chord with partners. “Our partners are excited about the new possibilities with our latest solutions, and they are eager to learn more about them,” adds Shin. Owing to the broad portfolio of solutions and client-centric business strategy, UNIONCOMMUNITY has achieved the highest market share in Korea in the area of innovative biometrics solutions that cater to the diverse industry needs. Recently, the company has launched stamp scanners for large banks operating in countries that frequently use stamps. With the zeal to create a new paradigm where clients, employees, and other stockholders can benefit equally from the new solutions, UNIONCOMMUNITY continues to innovate advanced solutions.