Biometric Access Control
Biometric Access control prevents unwanted visitors from entering apremises.
Biometrics are the analysis of biological data using technology. Typically, this data relates to specific physical traits that an individual might have. So, biometric access control is the use of this biological data to either grant or deny access to a building or area of a building.
Biometric access control looks at things that are unique to each individual. This includes fingerprints, retina scans, facial recognition, and/or voice.
- Biometric access control analyses specific biological data, e.g. fingerprints
- A database is created containing all the biological data from people that are allowed access
- Individuals are scanned when they use the access control system
- If their biological data is on-record, they’re granted access
- If there’s no match for their biological data, they’re denied access
In general, access control is a beneficial security measure. It adds an extra layer of protection that helps control who’s allowed where.