Biometric Access Control Systems, The Extra Security Layer That Your Business Needs.
Access control systems have been providing businesses with protection for quite some time now. However, with the appearance of more sophisticated technologies, access control systems have adopted multiple devices to provide their users with a safer alternative compared to their traditional counterparts. One of those more modern alternatives is Biometric Access Control.
What is a Biometric Access Control System?
Biometric Access Control Systems use physical characteristics like fingerprints, handprints, iris scans, and facial recognition to identify, grant and/or deny access to individuals into a facility. The implementation of biometrics gives businesses multiple advantages such as:
Accuracy and Security
Biometric Authentication is considered one of the safest identification methods on the market due to its high level of precision. Biometric systems are based on probabilistic security measures. On the other hand, traditional methods are based on deterministic measures. Probabilistic methods compare the physical characteristics of the person trying to get access with the information stored in the database to determine if access can be granted. Contradictory to probabilistic methods, deterministic measures rely on memory and the ability of the user to imitate a behavior to grant access. For example, passing a key card or knowing a code. Deterministic measures can easily be imitated, but probabilistic measures can’t.
Increasing Experience to Save Money
Implementing a biometric authentication method eliminates the need for employees to carry key cards or learn complicated pin codes. It also allows laborers to freely commute around the areas in which their access is authorized. Biometrics systems protect companies against human error as well as allow businesses to save money on lost credentials and security breaches.
Increasing On-Site Control
Access cannot be transferred when implementing biometric authentication. If an individual wants to gain access to a certain area inside a business previous registration is required.
Securely Stored Data
Biometric data is stored as an encrypted numeric value making it almost impossible to decode. At the same time, biometric data can be stored in a variety of different ways, such as distributed storage. This gives the user the chance to store data in external and internal devices for increased protection.
Facial recognition systems analyze the facial features of a user and turn the information into a series of coordinates. Those coordinates are then used by the system to determine whether the person trying to access a facility is allowed into these areas or not. If the system detects an intruder, an alert plus picture and video footage will be sent to the administrator of the network. This enables the administrator to identify who and when someone tries to gain access.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) gives Biometric Access Control Systems an extra layer of protection. Choose the best fitting MFA method for the company and use it to increase security.
Some of these MFA methods include,
Physical objects: chips, credit cards, keys, etc.
Biometric Characteristics: fingerprints, iris recognition, voice recognition, etc.
Alphanumeric Passwords: Numeric pins, passwords, and questions only the user will know.
Graphic passwords: A set of symbols or patterns.
OTP (One Time Use) passwords.
So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and let our biometric access control experts help you choose the system that’s right for your business. With so many benefits to be had, there’s no reason not to make the switch to this cutting-edge security technology. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Call us free of charge at 800-435-7284 and schedule a free consultation!