Biometric Access Control - Pros & Cons

Biometric Access Control - Pros & Cons

We understand that installing a Biometric Access Control System can be a big decision for a lot of companies and organisations, so we’ve decided to weigh up the Pros & Cons to help you make your decision.

Pros of Biometric Access Control

The list of positives of installing a Biometric Access Control System is endless. So we’ve narrowed it down to what we think are the most beneficial reasons why your business should install Biometric Access Control.

High level of business security

Biometric Access Control Systems provide businesses with one of the highest levels of business security systems available. While using a Smart Card Access Control Solution is all well and good, Biometric Access Control actually ensures that nobody can enter access controlled areas unless their biometrics are stored on the database. A Biometric System, unlike Smart Card Access Control, means that entry information/equipment (pins/smartcards/key fobs) cannot be passed around and the authorised individual must be present when gaining access. Using Biometrics is the perfect access control solution for businesses with valuable assets to protect.

Streamlined user experience

While the initial biometric authentication process is technical, the user experience is fast and easy. Facial Recognition Access Control Systems as well as Fingerprint Access Control Systems instantly read an individual's face or fingerprint to grant or deny them access into a room or building depending on the information stored on the database. This streamlines the access and egress processes that are required using a pin or smart card, and also eradicates the chances of losing smart cards or forgetting passwords.

Modern access control solution

Keeping up with the times in whatever line of work your business is in is always important. We believe it is just as important to stay up-to-date with your security systems, which is exactly what a Biometric Access Control System allows your business to do. Getting rid of paper timesheets, and even upgrading your Smart Card Access Control System with a Biometric system is the way forward and the future of business security systems.

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Cons of Biometric Access Control

Initial cost

As expected, the initial installation fee of a Biometric Access Control System is more expensive than that of a Smart Card Access Control System. However there are two things you need to consider. The first of these being, do the Pros outweigh the Cons? Categorically, yes! Secondly, the Return On Investment (ROI) is extremely fast and what may seem like an expensive Access Control Solution will actually pay you back in other ways over time. For example, you will cut costs by no longer needing dedicated security staff to man access points, as well as there being no other required payments such as initial and replacement smart cards or key fobs.

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For more information regarding Biometric Access Control Systems, or indeed Smart Card Access Control Systems, and to learn how they can benefit your business, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our sales team who will be happy to assist you.

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