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iGuard is an Access Control and Time & Attendance device which uses Biometric (Fingerprint) and/or smart card to authenticate the employees. iGuard is a proven system and it has been in the market for over 10 years. Thousands of companies rely on iGuard for accurate and reliable access log and other records for their reporting and payroll purposes..

iGuard is the world first embedded web server system device for access control and time attendance applications. It supports both biometric fingerprint and contact-less smart card authentication and its administration can be done anywhere using web browser through the Internet anytime

  • Contactless smartcard
  • Built-in web server
  • Master/slave configuration
  • Works with standard electronic door strikes

Built-in Web Server

The built-in Web Server enables all the computers in the corporate network to directly and simultaneously access the device using any Internet Browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Different computer platforms such as Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and Linux machines can access the device. No additional software is required.

So whether you are in an airport lounge or a hotel room, you can always check if your employees are already in the office or not, and you can even control, modify or disable their access rights to your office remotely via internet connection.

Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor

It uses the advanced Solid-state, silicon-based Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor. The new fingerprint sensor features enhanced imaging capabilities, electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance and improved ruggedness to provide superior levels of accuracy and reliability for fingerprint authentication.

When a finger contacts the iGuard sensor surface, the sensor measures the capacitance at each pixel in the 256 x 300 array in the sensor's surface. Differences in capacitance correspond to the ridges, valleys and pores that characterize a unique fingerprint.

The new fingerprint sensor eliminates the limitations of other traditional scanners, including edge distortion, low-image resolution, scratched platens, mis-aligned optics and bulky size. It is also unaffected by day to day fingerprint variations such as cuts, swelling and dirt’s.

Contactless SmartCard

With this feature, your workforce can gain access to the iGuard faster and smarter, by using the Philips Mifare Contactless Smart Card. Each user would have his / her own smart card, which stores the user information including the name, company and branch code, and the fingerprint information. This feature is especially useful during high-traffic period, such as during the beginning and the end of the day, that most employees clock in and out for the day at almost the same time.

Built-in Database Server

The built-in Database Server allows obtaining the employee information and the access and attendance records easily, thus cutting the processing time for jobs like payroll calculation from days to minutes.

All the information is real-time information, instead of week-old or day-old data. In contrast, other systems must use dedicated computers running special proprietary software to retrieve the information, and usually dedicated persons are required to perform the jobs.

Multiple verification methods

With iGuard, users can be authenticated and verified through either Fingerprint, Smartcard or Password. And depending on the different time period, you can set up the iGuard that the users can just simply presents his smartcard to get authorized (such as during high-traffic period), or requires the high-security fingerprint verification (such as after office hours or during weekends and holidays).

Access Rights

When you can easily and conveniently assign different access rights to your employees, you can plan your security better and maximize the effectiveness of the human resources . And with the built-in Web Server technology, iGuard empowers you to manage the access rights of each individual employees or a group of employees easily anytime, anywhere using any web-enabled computers or mobile devices. For example, you can assign the staff members of the marketing department the rights to get in the office premises during weekdays from nine to five only, or prevent a particular employee from entering the computer server room.


iGuard includes three built-in reports: Access Log, Attendance Report and Daily In/Out report, that can be accessed via any web-enabled computer with web browser. Should more sophisticated reports be required, such as for the payroll purposes, the information can be downloaded and saved in Microsoft Excel format and in plain text format. In addition, the access records can be saved in any PC in the network in the popular ODBC database format in real-time manner, and other applications can conveniently obtain the information from the ODBC


All the necessary hardware and software is built-in to the device, including the hardware to connect the system to the corporate network. All you need to do is to plug-in the popular RJ-45 network cable to the back of the device. No other hardware and wiring is necessary. In contrast, all other existing security systems use the old RS232 and RS485 wiring system to connect to the dedicated computers (not to the corporate network), and it usually involves a lot of extra wiring works.

Small Footprint

iGuard is a wall-mounted unit elegantly designed with extremely small footprint. In fact, it is the smallest stand-alone biometrics device available in the market today. It can be mounted easily and conveniently without requiring a lot of space.


iGuard is an Internet-Ready Security System, and is the first and the only security product in the market that uses TCP/IP as the protocol to communicate with other iGuards and the outside world. The protocol enables the device to directly connect to the corporate network via the existing cable wiring. And since the TCP/IP protocol is the Internet protocol, it allows all computers in the corporate network to access the device using the Internet Browser software. As a result, users do not need to learn to use a new software to access and administer the device, and most users can start using the device in minutes. In contrast, all other similar security systems use proprietary protocol and wiring, and proprietary software is required to access these systems.And for compatibility purposes, iGuard also supports conventional interfaces including Wiegands, RS-485 and RS-232.

Master/Slave configuration

Mulitple iGuard units can be setup as a Master/Slave network. Under this configuration, one iGuard would be assigned as the Master, and all other units are configured as slaves. When a user enroll in any one of these iGuard units, his / her user information, including the fingerprint information, would be replicated to all other iGuard units in the same master / slave network, so the same user does not need to enroll multiple times in order to have the access rights to all these units.

Remote Door Relay

This controller further increases the security level by controlling the door strike from inside of the premises. With this optional controller, the iGuard sends a special signal to this controller to open the door, rather than directly open the door with the internal relay. Because this optional controller is installed inside the premises, it is now impossible for the intruders to get into the premises, even if they break the iGuard.