If you have concerns about the safety of your business premises and would like to maintain control of your company’s front door, you’re not alone.
Safety at work is a major concern around the world, and with sometimes-unreliable security staff and employees who literally open the door to dangerous elements; it’s easy to see why businesses on every continent are turning to technology to solve their security problems. One of the most popular and effective solutions is biometric access control.
How Biometric Access Control works
Simply put, biometric access control uses unique physical characteristics of the human body – such as fingerprints, palm vein signatures or eye scans – to let the right people into your premises and keep everyone else out. Here’s how it works:
- Any person wanting to enter your property will have to present themselves at a scanning device and scan either their finger, palm or eye.
- If the unique features of their body match the records on your security system’s database, the door opens.
- If there is no match, the door remains closed and security may be summoned to investigate who is trying to enter the premises.
- The entire process can be recorded or monitored live using CCTV cameras, allowing for an extra level of protection and video footage which can be used as evidence in a court of law.
The Different Types of Biometric Scanners
The word ‘biometric’ simply means ‘measuring a living thing’. In the case of biometric security systems, the living thing that’s being scanned or measured is a person entering your building.
There are several types of scanners that can identify a person’s unique characteristics:
- Fingerprint scanners identify the person based on their fingerprints, which are scanned digitally.
- Palm vein scanners map the inside of a person’s palm, checking for the size and position of palm veins. Our palm veins remain the same as we age and no two people’s are alike.
- Retina scanners scan the unique appearance of each person’s eye to verify their identity.
Is this technology really available and affordable?
While it may sound futuristic, biometric technology has become extremely reliable and affordable in recent years. DuPont Telecom provides a range of biometric security systems at competitive prices – visit our website for more details.