Biometrics are more scalable than ever, offering business owners a chance to eschew norms like lock and key systems or even typical access control systems. Very typical access systems use badge/key fob checks or ID readers, which come with their own issues like ID swapping or impeding on quick access in certain situations. Biometrics aren’t the perfect fit for every scenario, but since they’ve become a much more reliable, cost-effective solution, it’s good to know what the some of the top advantages are of using such a system. These are five of the biggest reasons business owners and building managers may want to look into biometrics:
There are different kinds of biometrics to look for depending upon the application. Some choose to use better sensors that are pretty pinpoint accurate when it comes to the characteristics to check for, such as retinal scans or hand geometry. Or, if you’re not as concerned about that, you can use a system that checks for characteristics that are less discriminative like fingerprint ID in conjunction with ID. For a more secure area, you’re likely to need a more reliable biometric system, which is made possible by the variety of systems out there these days.
2. Ease of Use
With a biometric system, you don’t need to worry about passwords, carrying your ID on you, or keeping a scannable badge accessible. Instead, you rely on something you always have on you: your body. This makes it easy to manage the system and not have to worry about lost information, which ends up cutting down operational costs in the long run.
3. Increase Efficiencies
As far as identity authentication goes, biometrics are just about instant. If you’re someone concerned about time management and getting the most out of any tools you implement, this is a pretty big deal. You won’t ever have to worry about employees being held up because someone forgot their ID card.
4. Quality Identification
Something like a password or a keycard can end up in the wrong hands. With biometrics, it’s much more difficult for that sensitive security information to end up somewhere it shouldn’t be. What you’re using for authentication purposes is a fingerprint, iris, or facial scan, something that just isn’t easily replicable.
5. Establish Accountability
Biometrics can create a database of what users accessed the system and when. This is essential when trying to establish an audit trail, in the event that something was stolen or some kind of emergency were to happen. When it comes to security breaches, it’s critical that you can hold the right people accountable.
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