Biometric security is one of three access control methods offered:
- Object-based access control through keys, fobs, and ID cards.
- Information-based, with a user needing to know a password, passphrase, or PIN.
- Biometric security refers to persons identifying themselves biologically or through a palm vein, fingerprint, iris scan, or face recognition.
Of the three options, businesses prefer biometric security. Here is why.
Biometric Security is Better Because Traditional Access Systems are Vulnerable
People can steal or share objects and data, allowing someone other than the authorized user to access the facility. This issue isn’t monumental in coffee shops where customers have to use a passcode to enter a restroom. However, such security might not work in places that require more protection. People can share passcodes and distribute them among many unauthorized people.
Also, people can steal or lose physical access tokens such as keycards, fobs, and ID cards. However, biometric security combats these vulnerabilities. Your biometric code is always with you, making biometrics highly secure.
Duplication is Difficult
Did you know that people can spoof keycards? A $50 keycard duplicator sold on eBay can duplicate a preexisting keycard. However, it’s much more challenging to copy biometric security because biometric systems use liveness tests. Liveness tests ensure that the data comes from a human and not a fake replica.
Biometrics allows admins to grant or revoke access permissions from a console dashboard instantly. Therefore, former employees won’t have access to the building.
If you’d prefer not to hire dedicated security staff, biometrics can help you alleviate costs. Indeed.com reports that the average salary for a security guard in Maryland is $13.67 an hour. Also, depending on your business hours, you might have to hire multiple security guards for various shifts.
In addition, you won’t have to worry about replacement costs if a keycard or ID card becomes lost or stolen. The prices it costs to replace physical access tokens vary, but it can add up if a replacement needs to happen multiple times.
Are you ready to benefit from biometric security? If so, you’ll appreciate that ARK Systems, Inc. has over 30 years of experience protecting government facilities, research centers, corporate campuses, and educational facilities, to name just a few examples.
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