German biometric lock firm BKS' fingerprint-actuated locking system has become the first to receive approval according to a biometric standard developed by VdS.European security institute VdS has developed guidelines for the safe design of biometric recognition methods in close collaboration with researchers and manufacturers.The GU-Secury Automatic key, developed by BKS, has now been approved by VdS for its VdS 3112 standard.”It's a good feeling to be able to support our customers also in testing innovative technologies quickly and effectively,” Günter Grundmann, Head of Security Laboratories at VdS, states. “This newly recognized `GU-Secury Automatic´ meets all proven VdS requirements for locking systems in terms of operational safety and reliability. Even fingerprint forgeries or adverse environmental conditions such as cold or humidity are no problem.”Harald Gillessen, Product Manager at BKS, emphasises: “Due to a market-unique combination of the multi-point lock, data transfer and control of the door by fingerprint scanner or code keypad, the GU-door concept sets standards for greater safety and convenience. The comprehensive VdS tests have proven that our `GU-Secury Automatic access controlled´ provides optimum resistance to all burglar methods. We are very pleased to now be able to clearly verify the reliability of our new development with the VdS quality seal.”