Biometric Access Control – the only solution for linking or binding digital identities to the individual
The importance of Biometric Access Control is growing at a very fast pace in the increasingly complex world of digital identities and ever-expanding ecosystem of ID cards, phones and other devices, experts in the security field believe. In fact, biometrics is the only true means of linking or binding digital identities to the individual, determining who is actually using the system, and verifying whether they are a legitimate user.
Biometric applications work best when integrated within role-based access control systems. Developing and using a role-based biometric access control matrix in conjunction with an identity management solution means organisations are able to ensure that accounts for new employees are always created with proper access rights.
One of the most important barriers that can potentially hinder the adoption of a biometric access control system is the fact that people can be apprehensive about sharing their biometric information out of fear of how their information can be exploited maliciously. However, this is usually a significant misconception, since commercial biometric systems do not store/match actual images.
Instead, biometric devices capture and store only a few dozen minutia points on the finger or face, apply proprietary mathematical algorithms, and convert those minutia points into binary code.
Organisations must implement these necessary security measures to insure that access to data, groups and applications are right for an employee during their tenure. Equally critical is the revocation of all account access when they depart. An Biometric Access Control Systems are becoming increasingly popular as the tools of choice for such applications, as prices come down, functionality and features improve, and as biometrics become inherently mobile and can deliver benefits beyond access control, such as time-and-attendance tracking, inventory management and logical access to other applications.
Tensor Biometric Access Control Systems – complete peace of mind, superior security and reliability
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 identificationrequires 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.