Biometric access control systems require multiple authentication for complete security

Tensor Biometric Access Control Readers

Biometric access control systems are the most secure and reliable alternative to old “lock and key” door access control methods. However, even these technologically-advanced systems are not hacker-proof, so implementing multiple-authentication solutions is the best approach, an expert in the field have recently argued.

Biometric technology uses human physical attributes as locks and keys, making it particularly suitable for access control systems on the buildings of large organisations. Unfortunately, as Andrew Smith, a Lecturer in Networking at The Open University, points out, there are well known ways to get around fingerprint biometric authentication, from creating false fingers (with prints) from gelatin to using good quality photographs or even a photocopy of fingerprints to fool scanners.

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 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.

The T34xx is compatible with Tensor’s Smart Card Access scanners, allowing you to mix fingerprint reading and non-fingerprint reading scanners on the same security network.

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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