Strengths: Strong biometric security for restricted areas at an affordable price.
Weaknesses: None that we found.
Verdict: For physical access control this is a very strong product.
SummaryThe Bioscrypt V-Station is designed to provide biometric protection for physical access to areas of a building or a room. It features not only biometric authentication, but also requires users to input a specific ID number. It also can be equipped with an optional integrated proximity or contactless smart card reader.
Deployment took just minutes and consisted of just a few simple steps. After we installed the administration software, a driver for the device and a few quick configurations, we were enrolling users effortlessly. The enrollment process is also quite simple and can be done at two levels. Users can be enrolled in either a quick enrollment or an advanced enrollment. Advanced enrollment takes just a little bit longer, but offers more security options.
We found this product’s functionality and flexibility added to its overall performance. The management application keeps and manages its own lightweight database so there is no large system overhead. Information can be pushed easily to readers with the click of a button. This device can also be connected into an environment via RS-232, RS-485 and Ethernet communications.
Documentation for this product is in two PDF format guides. One is the installation guide, which lays out installation of the admin console, the device and configuration of the device in clear and easy to follow steps. The other guide is an operator’s manual, which nicely details use and operation of the device and administration application.
Typical of Bioscrypt, support for this product is offered by phone and email. There is also a support section on the website with downloads, documentation, FAQs and enrollment tips. At a price of $2,175, this product brings biometric access to restricted areas within reach of almost any enterprise. Its low price combined with simple management and easy enrollment make this a great value for companies of any size.