PSA Network Announces Addition of SAFR to Technology Partners

September 5, 2023

Westminster, Colo. (Sept. 5, 2023)The PSA Network, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the addition of SAFR from RealNetworks to its technology partners. SAFR is an AI-powered face authentication solution designed for mainstream commercial applications. The visual intelligence platform specializes in face and person-based computer vision optimized for real-world performance.

“As AI becomes more prevalent, it’s imperative for security integrators to stay on top of the latest technology options to help their clients achieve the best outcomes,” said Matt Barnette, CEO of the PSA Network. “The SAFR products focus on security, convenience and affordability meeting today’s market demands, while reducing the waste of disposed plastic proximity cards.”

Building on a 27-year legacy of digital media expertise and innovation, RealNetworks has created a new generation of products that employ best-in-class artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance and secure our daily lives. A US-based company, RealNetworks has maintained a global presence.

The SAFR SCAN was introduced in 2022. Its computer vision code is the smallest and most efficient offering in the facial authentication market, making it easy to deploy in edge devices. SAFR SCAN has direct integration with other PSA products AMAG Symmetry, Johnson Controls C-CURE 9000, and two solutions under ACRE, Feenics and Access It!, providing integrators ultimate convenience in installations.

“Our partnership with the PSA Network is cohesively aligned with SAFR’s strategic path to the end user,” says Paul DiPeso, President of SAFR from RealNetworks. “PSA represents the leading integrator network in North America and those businesses embrace bringing new and impactful technologies like our facial recognition reader, SCAN, to its customers. Our entire team couldn’t be more excited about working with this fantastic organization.”

SAFR SCAN authenticates up to 30 individuals per minute and functions as a 3-in-1 device for access control, video surveillance and video intercom capabilities. Since its initial introduction last year, SAFR SCAN now offers three versions of readers and continues to evolve, adding powerful features to help detect and prevent tailgating as well as full person record export and import capabilities.

PSA offers solutions from leading security and audio-visual manufacturers. For more information about the complete suite of PSA technology partners, visit:


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