What is the biometric authentication?
Biometric Authentication is any process that validates the identity of a user who wishes to sign into a system by measuring some intrinsic characteristic of that user. Biometric samples include finger prints, retinal scans, face recognition, voice prints and even typing patterns.
What is a biometric technology?
Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits. Unique identifiers include fingerprints, hand geometry, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, voice waves, DNA, and signatures.
Any biometric access control system will consists of a biometric access control reader or scanner. This is the unit which captures the raw data in the form of fingerprint or information from iris scan, etc. This data is then analyzed & compared to the person’s characteristics against the previously enrolled record. If the two records match, the person is authenticated. And if the time is within the authorized period for entry, the device will signal & release the electric door lock.
The most common aspect of biometrics being used for access control is fingerprints. Though in more secure areas like defense areas and airports, government areas, etc. iris scanning systems, and other hitch approaches are being used.
Biometric Access Control
The best solution for a small business is to opt for a fingerprint access control system.
Restrict Access by Fingerprint or Code
Excellent for meeting rooms, storage areas or anywhere it’s impractical or undesirable to distribute keys to everyone requiring access. The Fingerprint Keypad Lock eliminates the problem of unauthorized keys being cut at the local hardware store — simply dis-enrolls fingerprints or change PIN as will.
The Fingerprint Keypad Lock is made of a stainless steel surface and casting steel construct body for durability. In the event of an emergency, the lock may be opened by mechanical key.
Wiegand Proximity Readers
The most common form of card access is a Wiegand proximity reader. These readers offer a stable and dependable technology while remaining affordable. Proximity readers use a specific RF frequency to excite a chip that is imbedded in a card, key-tag, or other technology. The card reflects back the RF signal with an encrypted code number. Proximity technology is an excellent choice for implementing a card access security system.
Biometrics readers, like fingerprint or retinal scanners, allow a company to control access in specific areas of the facility by identifying personnel through physical characteristics. This extremely specific type of access control offers the utmost security and eliminates the risk of stolen access cards.
Smart Cards allow personnel and visitors controlled access to facilities and areas within a facility through a personalized card. This card holds the personal information that allows specific personnel access to certain areas and information. These cards also use proximity technology but are able to store much more information then standard Wiegand cards.
The hardware you purchase to regulate your access control system is only as good as the software on which it runs. Since software is the graphical user interface that the employees in your company will use to access the system the software must be user friendly, intuitive, and offer well designed help menus.
Visitor Management Systems
To be sure that there is no harm to your facility and its equipment, intelligence or personnel, many companies choose to implement a visitor management system. This can be obtained through physical security as well as with certain hardware.
Many access control systems are more effective when combined with system partners that boost the level of security offered by the original system. Sometimes a security system can be partnered with a particular accessory that will enhance its performance.