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Wednesday February 27 2019

Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint readers celebrates 10th year

ievo Ltd, one of the UKs leading manufacturers of biometric fingerprint readers, is celebrating a milestone this week after reaching its 10-year anniversary

Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint readers celebrates 10th year

When ievo was founded in 2009, restricting access using biometric technologies was far from mainstream. Fast-forward to 2019, and two-thirds of us (67%) have biometric technologies such as fingerprint readers integrated within our mobile phones.


The successful and ever-increasing adoption of biometrics by consumers has led to the increase in demand for both the consumer and commercial application of these technologies, and so it is no surprise that ievo has seen demand for its biometric readers reach record levels as it celebrates its 10th birthday.


ievo currently has tens of thousands of fingerprint readers installed across all seven continents and its products have repeatedly secured CPNI approval status, certifying them as suitable for UK Government use. Tens of thousands of these readers are used to grant and restrict access to an estimated 10 million global registered users.


To consistently service the increase in demand for its fingerprint readers over the years, ievo has relocated to larger premises in North Shields, having grown to supply a network of thousands of businesses, installers and security providers.


Commenting on the milestone, Shaun Oakes, Managing Director at ievo Ltd, says: “After an amazing 10 years that has seen biometrics come such a long way, the demand for ievo technologies shows no sign of slowing.


“Not only are fingerprint readers one of the most secure, convenient and reliable security systems, but thanks to their mainstream adoption, they are also one of the most familiar solutions to all of us. This has seen our core customer group grow significantly from predominantly security firms and high-security centres to now include clients from a wide range of industries - from care homes and leisure centres to construction firms and retailers. It’s this almost endless number of applications of biometric technologies that makes this such an exciting time for ievo.


“As we reflect on the last 10 years and look ahead to the next, we want to continue innovating our offering and expanding our partnerships to ensure that our customers and installers continue to receive both a first-class product and first-class service when they choose ievo readers. With a number of projects in the pipeline, including new range launches scheduled for 2019, we can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for ievo.”


"As we reflect on the last 10 years and look ahead to the next, we want to continue innovating our offering and expanding our partnerships"
Shaun Oakes

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