Physical access control is a top security concern across a range of sectors, from the enterprise to healthcare to government facilities. And with their superior security and convenience, biometric technologies are making a big difference in this area.
A growing number of organizations have replaced their more traditional security systems, such as keycard readers, with systems that can allow access based on fingerprint, face, or iris scans. Whereas cards and fobs can potentially fall into the wrong hands, biometrics deliver enhanced security by ensuring that it’s the actual, authorized individual who is seeking access.
Biometric access control systems are also more convenient, as authorized individuals can easily gain access without needing to worry about forgetting their access credentials at home. One popular access control solution from IDEMIA, for example, facilitates speedy entry to hundreds of individuals with a simple wave of the hand; and facial recognition-based mobile access control solutions are emerging that let end users confirm their identities with a selfie photo. These are just some of the innovations that are helping to make biometric access control the preferred approach to venue and facility security.