8 Reasons why biometrics is more than fingerprints
The great thing about biometric systems is that they can be scaled to suit any business. A single fingerprint reader can be used to control the entrance to a building. Multiple readers can be used to control external and internal access. Both systems can manage time and attendance by the addition of an extra piece of software.
Using a PIN to unlock your phone, make a payment or enter a building are fast becoming a thing of the past. Biometric authentication is the future, and it is much more than just fingerprints. From maintaining your employees’ attendance records to combating the challenges of fraud, biometric recognition systems offer the highest level of security. Let’s review this unique system and what makes it so sought-after.
1. Unique to the user
Fingerprints are unique to every individual. Despite what Hollywood would have us believe, they are not easily stolen, falsified, lost or duplicated. Good quality biometric readers do not store images of a fingerprint; they save them as encrypted partial data. Almas Industries’ biometric readers record the Minutiae – specific and unique points created by the characteristics of your fingerprint, the ends of furrows and ridges – and do not take a photo of your finger.
Unlike pins, fobs or keys, you can’t lose your finger! Fingerprint identification eliminates the loss or abuse so common with keys, fobs, cards or PINs. Remembering information or needing to keep a fob or key safe no longer matters, because the user always has their means of authentication with them. Businesses save money because keys, fobs or cards don’t need to be continually replaced.
3. High security
Every business needs to ensure they have the right security system in place to protect their assets and employees. Systems which use biometrics are the most secure systems available. With biometric authentication, you can help to eliminate common issues such as tailgating, unauthorised absence, falsified time sheets, unauthorised access, fraud, theft or robbery. Should the worst happen, a biometric fingerprint system will have the capability to produce detailed reports – so you will be able to see at a glance who has tried to access your building. Your security is immediately improved because fingerprints cannot be stolen or shared.
Fingerprint recognition is a seamless, near-instant process. It takes less than a minute to register a new fingerprint and less than a second to use a reader. This process saves a massive amount of time in terms of administration and for end-users when it comes to day-to-day access. Our Optima ID reader has a 500dpi sensor which provides a high-quality image for fingerprint acquisition.
5. Low maintenance
Once installed, a biometric fingerprint reader requires virtually no maintenance other than maybe the occasional dusting! Our technical team provide 24-hour support, so if there is an issue, you can rest assured that we will make sure it is solved.
The great thing about biometric systems is that they can be scaled to suit any business. A single fingerprint reader can be used to control the entrance to a building. Multiple readers can be used to control external and internal access. Both systems can manage time and attendance by the addition of an extra piece of software. Our Optima software controls who has access to a specific area. A manager may be allowed full site access and employee partial access. You might only allow access during certain times of the day (or night). You can even remotely access the system to grant access – this is very useful if you are not always on-site.
7. Easy enrollment
Initially, the idea of using a biometric fingerprint system might seem a bit far-fetched, but the process of registration could not be any easier. New users place their chosen finger on the reader three times in succession. The system emits a beep after each successful scan. It then tells you the quality of the scan and saves it. That’s it!
8. Longterm gains
Our customers have told us many times that biometric fingerprint systems have changed their businesses for the better by improving security, saving time, money and administration work. People who use biometric systems always report that it is great not having to worry about carrying keys, fobs or cards anymore. All-in-all, it’s a win-win situation!
Gain more insights into the possibilities of biometric systems with Almas Industries, a European leader in innovative security solutions. We select and integrate the best equipment available on the security market to provide our customers with turn-key solutions in biometric access systems, CCTV, cyberguarding, intrusion detection and employee safety. Want to find out more? Contact the team at Almas Industries today to discuss biometric access control, biometric readers, or facial scanners for your business – Or fill in your details below, and one of our friendly team will get back to you.