Biometric Access Control Systems
Biometric Security Systems: When “One in a Million” is the Standard
Biometrics refers to the authentication of an individual by uniquely measurable physical characteristics such as facial/voice recognition, fingerprints, hand geometry, and iris scanners. These characteristics offer a deeper level of identification than traditional access control methods because physical traits are unique to each individual and are difficult if not impossible to duplicate. All biometric readers and scanner systems differ according to the level of security, user acceptance, system cost, performance, management, etc.
Biometrics access control completes the three-level authentication process of an individual:
- “What you know.” – Personal Identification Number (PIN) or password
- “What you have.” – Proximity/smart card or key fob
- “Who you are.” – Biometric feature of the human body
Utilizing all three levels of identification provides the highest level of access control security for biometric authentication. To overcome the privacy and security concerns of the biometric data, it is imperative that an advanced encryption algorithm is utilized during database entry. This important security management best practice protects the individual’s biometric information in the event the access control database is compromised.
Biometric Authentication Systems with Body Temperature & Face Mask Detection Technology
Many biometric security systems can be layered with body temperature and face mask detection technology allow you to quickly screen employees and visitors during virus outbreaks. To increase the accuracy and security of your commercial security system, Thompson Electronics Company of Peoria can provide a biometric authentication solution that best fits your access control system operation, policies/procedures, and implementation budget.