What is Biometric Access Control?

Biometric security is leading the way in the industry of Access Control.

Biometric authentication is the ability for an electronic system to grant or deny access by evaluating a person's physical characteristics.

A biometric security system enables intelligent reading of unique features to control access to specific doors, rooms and other critical areas of a building.

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Benefits of a biometric access control system

A biometric system offers a higher level of identity security than a typical proximity-based Access Control system. This is because a biometric system uses an individual's unique biological information in order to verify and authenticate their identity.

This is safer than using codes or access cards as these are easier to obtain. Biometric features can include fingerprint, retina, voice and facial recognition - all of which are extremely difficult to replicate.

How does biometric identification work?

Biometric security devices can store the biological information (e.g. fingerprints) of authorised persons, such as members of staff. Their information is inputted into the system, so that only those whose information is stored are eligible for access.

For example, in the case of fingerprint door entry, when an authorised person presents their fingerprint to the biometric scanner, the system will review the physical information and if it matches what’s stored, it will grant access and trigger a relevant action, such as opening a biometric door lock. Without a match, access will be denied.

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