Surveillance and security firm Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C) has launched a new door lock featuring iris recognition technology developed by SRI International.Using SRI's Iris on the Move (IOM) tech, the companies say the door lock brings the benefits of biometrics to multi-unit residential properties and apartment buildings.SRI notes that traditional keypad-only door locks may recognize what has happened (ie, a PIN code was entered), but do not confirm individual identity.”Building and property owners are increasingly challenged to deploy market-leading access control products and technology that do not place an undue burden on residents,” said H.S. Kwon, CEO, KT&C. “By creating a smart lock with SRI's iris technology, we are able to extend a level of secure access previously reserved for business-critical and government facilities to the residential marketplace at a competitive price.””By collaborating with KT&C, we are incorporating leading iris biometric technology in a residential door lock for unparalleled convenience and security,” said Mark Clifton, president of the Products and Solutions Division at SRI International. “KEES marks a new level of access control for the residential sector. It demonstrates the growing viability of iris biometrics for more market applications.”The product, developed for the residential security market, will debut at ISC West 2015, held April 15-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Late last month, SRI International revealed that it has granted an exclusive license of its Iris on the Move technologies to Samsung.The initial product for the supply agreement will be a customized Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet with a built-in IOM iris module. “The next-generation IOM iris recognition solution will create new applications and markets and increase adoption in existing markets,” said Mark Clifton, president of Products and Solutions at SRI International.