Suprema is a leading global provider of biometrics, time and attendance, and access control systems. Over the years, Suprema has delivered improvements to the security market by fusing famous biometric algorithms with excellent engineering.
Addressing the Problem
Being a hardware provider, Suprema wanted to partner with Gallagher, a global leader offering comprehensive security and business risk management solutions. But since there was no direct integration between Suprema and Gallagher, both providers were finding it difficult to collaborate. Without any sort of integration or middleware, Gallagher system admin had to work on two different systems to manage the user database. This was a bottleneck and hence Gallagher was not able to use Suprema hardware seamlessly with their platform. Without any integration or middleware, every time a new user was to be enrolled, the Gallagher Admin had to register/create the user in both Gallagher Command Centre as well as Suprema’s Biostar 2.
The Creole Process
Suprema UK division approached Creole Studios to build a middleware solution that could enable easy management of their devices inside the Gallagher Command Center itself. Because this was a hardware extensive project, Creole Studios team had to prepare a prerequisite checklist, spend time on requirement understanding, reading the API documentation and getting accustomed to the hardware devices and the software systems with which the middleware had to integrate.
Based on the analysis and research, Creole Studios team created a workflow after compiling all of this information. The workflow was presented to all the stakeholders along with the wireframes & UI designs.
Only once the workflow & UI designs were approved by the client, Creole Studios team started to translate it into a functional middleware using cutting-edge technologies like Node.js, Next.js, PostgreSQL.
The Suprema team & Gallagher team were supportive to give time and hardware as and when required by Creole Studios team.
The Creole Solution and Key features
The professional developers of Creole Studios oversaw the project and acted on it according to requirements. Creole Studios developed the following features for the middleware as per Suprema’s requirements:
Activating Middleware with the Gallagher Key
- By scanning user’s face with the connected Suprema Device.
- Uploading a passport size photo of the user from the local storage
- Intelligent Slave
- Card Type
- Trigger and Action