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What is it and how does it work?
Biometric Recognition is defined as "automated recognition of individuals based on their biological and behavioral characteristics" by Biometrics Institute.
Bio-metric access control systems verify a person’s identity by using fingerprints, hand, handwriting, retinal or entire face, iris and voice and “make a decision about letting them in or not”. They are used for controlling the access to private or public areas requiring high security. This way of access is the safest one existing now as the bio-metric information of a person is almost impossible to recreate or steal, unlike cards or pin codes.
There are 2 ways that a biometric reader or a scanning device identifies people: verification and identification.
Verification is when the system matches the person’s bio-metric information with an already stored pin or card (takes 1 second). This is mostly used for granting access to already registered regular employees or visitors and keeping unwanted people out.
Identification is when a person’s bio-metrics is matched to a larger base of data without any card or password. This can be used to identify and do background checks for large number of different people entering places like police stations, hospitals, banks, airports and other high security places. Fingerprint and hand scanners are the most widely used bio-metric access systems. Since almost everybody has it on their phone now, it’s become natural to see it everywhere, from door locks to car keys and office entrances. These systems are used not only for physical entry but also for protecting internal computer systems and virtual assets.
Advantages of integrating a bio-metric access control in your business
Choosing a biometric access control system
There is no one solution for all businesses. The best way to choose the right system for you is to hire a knowledgeable biometric system installation company and let them help in this. Experienced and trained professionals will identify the right system based on your business's needs.
“The most important detail to pay attention to when choosing a biometric system for you business is what type of person will have access to the system and essentially what kind of business is this for. The biometric system reads the details of a person’s finger and in some cases face reorganization. If your employees are in a trade that will alter their features then the system will simply not be able to recognize them on a day to day basis,” says Nate Copper, the founder of CFA Security.
In the beginning the new system might seem odd to your employees but the ease of use and the comfort of not carrying cards or keys with them will make them love it.
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