“Civic says that its Civic App uses biometric authentication, and that customer information is securely stored on a blockchain ledger.”
San Francisco-based Civic has announced that its Secure ID Platform, or “SIP”, will be integrated with Johnson Controls’ C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems access control solution. The integration will allow properties using C-CURE 9000 to verify visitors using the Civic App.
The integrated solution will initially be deployed at three locations in New York. In a statement, the companies did not specify the locations or clients involved in these deployments, but said that collectively the locations process more than 20,000 visitors per month, who are usually required to check in with a physical ID and the provision of contact information. Thanks to the deployment, these visitors will be able to check in simply by scanning a QR code at C-CURE 9000 kiosks using the Civic App on the smartphones.
Civic says that its Civic App uses biometric authentication, and that customer information is securely stored on a blockchain ledger.
Commenting on the partnership, Civic CEO Vinny Lingham suggested that this is just the beginning of his firm’s collaboration with Johnson Controls. “We’re looking forward to working with Johnson Controls to bring blockchain-powered identity verification to enable secure access management to guests across the U.S.,” he said.
The companies did not offer a timeline for their initial deployments.