Biometrics to improve security in airport employee screening and access control


Tensor Biometric Access Control Readers

Recent security breaches have heightened the need to improve airport security and address concerns about domestic threats, and led the airline industry to start searching for more secure employee access control processes and technologies, industry experts have revealed.

Stakeholders throughout the airport security process are increasingly turning to biometrics as a solution for secure passenger flow and employee access control. At this point, traditional access control approaches are not meeting increasingly complex and multi-faceted airport security challenges, especially since codes and cards can be easily lost, forgotten, stolen or shared.

In fact, research suggests that simply resetting or replacing passwords and cards can cost between $150 and $200 per employee per year. In addition, outdated, vulnerable and limited employee access systems expose an airport to insider threats.

Traditional access control methods also do not provide certainty that the individual associated with the access product is the one in fact using it. In other words, these forms of access control authenticate the “things you have” (e.g. card, PIN code, key) instead of “things you are” (e.g. biometrics such as fingerprints, voice and iris patterns).

Another person can gain access if he/she has your card or PIN code, but it is far more difficult to spoof fingerprints, irises and voice patterns.

Improved security and reliability with Tensor Biometric Access Control

Biometric technology uses human physical attributes instead of 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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