Biometric access control systems provide superior security, but caution is required when deploying one, security think tank urges

Tensor Biometric Access Control Readers

Biometric access control systems can provide a superior level of security for any site where they might be deployed, but organizations are urged to proceed with caution and have very solid access procedures in place when doing so, a security think tank has warned.

Biometric authentication provides superior convenience for the user and can be difficult for attackers to replicate, but biometric data is personal data and therefore must be protected in exactly the same way as other personally identifiable information that an organisation might hold about its employees or customers, experts have argued.

Organisations should be careful not to overlook the basics: this information, along with the systems and equipment on which it resides, should be protected and monitored and subject to regular integrity checking to ensure it hasn’t been compromised.

Incident management capabilities should deal with biometric data and an organisation’s security policy should cover the use of biometric authentication, providing users with rules, guidance and advice.

Tensor Biometric Access Control Systems – enhanced security, superior biometric capabilities

Biometric technology uses human physical attributes as locks and keys, making it particularly suitable for access control systems on the buildings of large organisations. Using biometrics for security and identification requires meeting two challenges: they must be cheap enough and sufficiently simple to be used by ordinary users. Furthermore, for enhanced security, these biometric access control systems should combine two or more types of authentication, such as coupling fingerprints with key codes or passwords to provide greater trust that who is logging in is only who is expected to do so.

Tensor Plc, the UK’s number one manufacturer and installer of time and attendance and access control systems, supplies a range of top-range, reliable and affordable biometric access control systems based on Smart Card electronics combined with a biometric fingerprint reader.

In an elegant case and easy to use, this product is for those who want the absolute peace-of-mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to your sensitive or dangerous areas.

If you’d like to find out more about the extensive range of access control solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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