Seattle, WA - April 17 2007 - Newton Security Inc, the global leader in the supply of machine vision single person detection systems announced today the installation of Newton’s patent pending T-DAR® technology to prevent unauthorized access into the world-wide data centres of a major internet provider and content delivery company. Configured as “man-traps”, the Newton T-DAR systems prevent unauthorized access via tailgating and piggybacking by allowing only one person at a time into the secure area. The Newton T-DAR systems were installed on the access doors to the buildings to prevent the potential loss of data due to the recurring security shortcoming known as Tailgating and Piggybacking, the two most common forms of illegal access into restricted areas.
Tailgating is the act of an unauthorized person slipping through a door after an authorized person. Piggybacking occurs when an authorized person holds a protected door open for another person that he or she knows or perceives to have authorized access. Both acts completely remove and circumvent the access control system’s ability to reject a revoked or counterfeit pass or badge and to prevent unauthorized access. In either case, the access control system — whether equipped with advanced biometrics or just a simple card system — has no knowledge of entry by the unauthorized person unless the tailgating/piggybacking is detected.
“With the current high profile environment over the concern for the loss of data, companies charged with protecting data have come to realize that physical security of the data systems must be equally weighted with need for network security” stated John W. Bramblet, President and CEO of Newton Security. “Much effort has been expended to increase electronic security while little has been done to augment inadequate physical security. Newton’s T-DAR system addresses the existing gap in most installed physical security systems, that of the lack of control of piggybacking or tailgating.” he added.
As installed in these particular applications, the T-DAR system is combined with a second door, creating a "mantrap" device; essentially a double-door entry corridor where the first door must be secured before the employee can pass through the second door. This combination of the T-DAR system with two doors guarantees that only a single person passes through into the secure area. Configured as a man-trap, the T-DAR system completely prevents Piggybacking/Tailgating as well as reporting attempted violations. In other applications when combined with a single door, the T-DAR® is primarily a detection system, designed to report violations to the security on site and to capture video of the violator.
T-DAR’s sophisticated stereo 3-dimensional machine vision technology constantly monitors and accurately counts the number of persons attempting to enter a given area and reports violators, including video evidence, to security. Newton’s T-DAR technology has successfully been deployed in numerous applications around the world to control and track access to restricted areas, including airports, government installations, data centres, financial concerns, unmanned immigration and virtually every other category of secure areas.
Seattle-based Newton Security Inc. is a privately held provider of high technology solutions to address today's security needs. The company develops and markets high-performance computer driven answers to difficult security problems. Newton Security's products are designed to allow the quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of computer technology to replace the human element in security applications where the tedious nature of the job, and the high cost of personnel, makes it difficult to maintain the necessary effectiveness of today's security requirements. Newton Security is the world leader in machine vision single person detection. Additional information may be found at http://www.newtonsecurityinc.com.