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C•CURE 9000 integrates with facial authentication technology from Alcatraz AI

January 25, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

Image courtesy Johnson Controls/Alcatraz

Johnson Controls announced the integration of the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system with the Rock from Alcatraz AI, an edge device leveraging 3D facial authentication technology.

The Rock / C•CURE 9000 solution harnesses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics, using a face as the credential, according to the company.

“Enterprise organizations are increasingly being tasked with providing secure and healthy environments within buildings for their staff and visitors, but in a manner that also benefits the user experience,” said Rick Focke, director of product management, enterprise access control, security products, Johnson Controls, in a statement.

“The C•CURE 9000 and Alcatraz AI Rock integration offers the convenience of frictionless access with the assurance of AI-enabled, facial authentication-based access control within a facility, while also respecting the privacy of the individual user.”


The Rock’s enrollment features means employees/users opt-in to the system. Once the individual biometric credentials are authenticated, the Rock does not store personally identifiable information.

The Rock’s tailgate detection and alerting features help address tailgating in real time and provide actionable data to help enforce the human behavioral changes needed to prevent tailgating incidents, states the company.

Johnson Controls says it has successfully deployed the Rock for multiple use cases such as student recreation centres and athletic facilities; corporate lobbies and executive suites; hospitals; critical infrastructure environments such as energy production; pharmaceutical labs and manufacturing facilities; financial institutions; law firms; data centres; airports; and highly sensitive governmental facilities.

In addition to authentication capabilities, the Rock provides a solution for video forensics at access points. Using ONVIF Profiles S and T, the video stream from the Rock’s 2MP camera can be added into an organization’s video management system to provide operators door-level visibility at the point of access.

“Collaborating with Johnson Controls allows us to provide our autonomous access control solution to enterprises globally and unlock the full potential of biometric technology for physical access,” said Tina D’Agostin, CEO of Alcatraz AI.

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