When it comes to biometrics, it is hard to imagine a more convenient way to prove your identity. When entering a building, you may forget a keycard, but you always have your face and fingerprints with you. You may not remember when a security agent asks what car you drove 20 years ago, but you always remember to keep your eyes in the same place. It just makes sense that this is the direction electronic access control is going.
What are some of the latest advancements when it comes to biometric controls for electronic access control systems?
Modern Biometric Identification Methods
Twenty years ago, biometric identification seemed like something that only happened in the movies or maybe at a high-tech military installation. Nowadays, we carry this technology with us at all times. How many smartphones are unlocked by a fingerprint or through facial recognition? So it makes sense that this tech has become more affordable and can replace older access control systems at businesses, residential buildings, schools, and the like.
Besides fingerprint identification and facial recognition software, iris scans are another increasingly popular form of biometric access control. Every eye is unique, and it is a great way to restrict access to buildings or to private areas within a facility.
Biometric Access in Two-Step Authentication
Of course, biometrics may not completely eliminate keycards and key fobs quite yet. They make a great second method of identification and can work together for high-security areas. You could also use biometric access control along with a mobile device that stores credentials in the cloud. Now you have a two-factor identification that doesn’t allow either to be stolen easily.
Where Does Your Facility Require Access Control?
Think about the applications of access control for your building. If it is a high occupancy residence, this could be an easier way to block access to the building without having to worry about remaking keys or keycards. For businesses, hospitals, or schools, there are many applications. Restricting access to the building is one thing, but even once someone is inside, you may need to restrict access to certain rooms, elevators, gates, etc.
Biometric Access Control Systems from the Security Experts
The security professionals at Surveillance Secure would be happy to help you learn more about modern access control systems for your facility. Contact us today by calling 1.877.388.1248.
Additional Resources Regarding Advancements in Biometric Controls:
- Breaking Down Barriers: Biometric Advancements. https://www.ecmag.com/section/systems/breaking-down-barriers-biometric-advancements
- Trends & Technology Dictate “Smart” Future for Access Control. https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/91343-trends-technology-dictate-smart-future-for-access-control