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ZKTeco Demonstrates True Tailgating Prevention Solution Powered by Lumeo at GSX 2022

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

OAKLAND, CA September 12, 2022.  Lumeo, a designer of computer vision solutions, announces a unique anti-tailgating (and mantrap) AI analytic for turnstiles that prevents tailgating at entrance points. This innovative solution incorporates advanced AI algorithms to detect the number of individuals entering a turnstile lane (or mantrap) and grants access only if no more than one individual is detected. ZKTeco, a company globally renowned for its multi-factor authentication (MFA) touchless biometric technology, developed this innovative analytic using Lumeo’s video analytics platform.  

ZKTeco USA will showcase this “anti-tailgating / mantrap solution” while exhibiting at GSX 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia (September 12-14) at Booth 1329. 

Tailgating is a common security breach which occurs when an unauthorized person gains access through a turnstile (or door) by walking closely behind an authorized person and sneaking in behind them. In most cases, even if the “breach” is harmless, the authorized person is freely cooperating with the unauthorized person. This violates security protocols and puts the business at substantial risk should any resulting improprieties occur as a result of the tailgating (i.e. property theft, violence, vandalism, etc.).

While most vendors today address tailgating by providing monitoring cameras and resulting alert notification, ZKTeco’s solution actually prevents tailgating from occurring in the first place. This AI-based solution not only authenticates the visitor wishing to pass through the turnstile (or door), but additionally recognizes the presence of more than one person using cameras.  If multiple people are detected attempting access, this overrides the turnstile’s locking mechanism, notifies security personnel, and prevents further access, even to authorized personnel. 

“Preventing tailgating is a major challenge for access control equipment manufacturers and security professionals.”, said ZKTeco USA President Manish Dalal. “ZKTeco has created a unique integrated solution which actually prevents tailgating, as opposed to merely just generating alarms.  In doing so, time to market was critical for ZKTeco, and Lumeo’s ‘no-code’ building-block approach to video AI and analytics, and high-accuracy ready-to-use AI models enabled ZKTeco to design an effective security solution in record time. Lumeo’s platform also made it easy to integrate with our access control systems and deploy to existing ZKTeco turnstiles.”

Another key feature developed by ZKTeco is creating stronger mantraps for customers who require heightened security (i.e. banks, research labs, post offices, airports, healthcare facilities, data centers, etc.).   A mantrap is an access control system that consists of a small space (i.e. vestibule) and two interlocking access points (i.e. doors). The vestibule’s “entry door” must close before the vestibule “exit door” can be opened.  This in effect “traps the man” inside the vestibule until the “entry door” is closed.  ZKTeco’s mantrap can also be programmed to prevent more than one person at a time from passing through it; the moment Lumeo’s advanced video analytics detects more than one person is in the vestibule, it can override the ZKTeco access control system and keep the vestibule’s exit door locked shut.  The exit door is programmed to release only when the entry door is closed, and AI detects one person present inside the mantrap.

Dalal concluded, “ZKTeco turned to Lumeo, given their reputation for quick development and deployment of custom AI analytics. The proper access control hardware, combined with cutting-edge AI analytics that are easy to deploy can go a long way to solving the tailgating challenge. A multi-faceted approach is essential to protecting people, property, and assets.”

About Lumeo

Lumeo is headquartered out of Oakland, CA, and fueled by a vision to transform how the world sees video. Lumeo is the first and only ‘no-code’ video analytic platform that empowers solution providers with the ability to create and deliver custom analytics in minutes--with no technical skills needed. Using drag-and-drop tools, pre-built analytic building blocks, ready-to-use AI models, and APIs, Lumeo lets providers instantly add AI-powered analytics to their own solution or extend existing VMS and camera installations to increase revenue and bottom line. Lumeo’s cloud-managed analytics can run in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid model so you can optimize for convenience or cost. Learn more at www.lumeo.com

About ZKTeco USA

ZKTeco USA is a globally renowned enterprise focused on delivering biometric verification technology designed to help make the world a safer place for all its inhabitants. ZKTeco USA brings to market a wide range of solutions including Smart Identity & Access Management (IAM) Applications, Smart Entrance Control Applications (for both pedestrians and vehicles), and Smart Office Applications. Products range from simple RFID & QR code readers to advanced biometric door controllers, turnstiles, walkthrough metal detectors, and even x-ray inspection scanners. ZKTeco USA is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. We focus upon marketing, selling, servicing, and maintaining products and warranties for the entire ZKTeco product range sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit www.zktecousa.com

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