IDs, Credentials, and Biometrics: The Future of Access Control Systems

IDs, Credentials, and Biometrics: The Future of Access Control Systems

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You carry around a magnetic stripe card with two barcodes. You have to remember two completely different PINS. And you have to carry a proximity card for another facility.

Seems like a lot, doesn’t it? Well, this is the situation that countless employees face. Unfortunately, many of today’s access control systems were installed in stages, requiring separate log ins or key cards for each stage.

There has to be a better way, right?

Smart Cards: Smart cards allow for increased flexibility and the possibility to add applications in the future. Other benefits of smart cards include:

  • A higher level of security.
  • More convenience.
  • Greater functionality.
  • Cost effective.
  • The ability to manage access, payments and many other functions.

Other uses for smart cards include: popular smart credential applications include identification, check-out verification, company cafeteria charges, access to recreational facilities, charge privileges at various locations, admission to events, transit passes, service access, bankcard service and biometric template holding.

Biometrics: An automated method for recognizing and identifying individuals based on unique characteristics, biometrics technologies ensure that only verified users have access to facilities at authorized times. Other benefits of biometrics include:

  • Increased security. Biometrics control where people, not credentials, can and cannot go.
  • Adaptable to be used in any number of situations, from universities, data centers, day care centers, airports, and healthcare facilities to government buildings and more.
  • User-friendly.
  • Eliminate the need for keys or cards.
  • Reduced administrative efforts.

So why is your organization still using key cards or even keys?

For any further questions on Smart Cards and Biometrics, simply contact ARK Systems at 1-800-995-0189 or click here today.

When you consider how crucial security can be, and when you think of all the options that you’re faced with today, one thing becomes clear. You need a contractor with experience. For assessment, design, installation, testing and service, ARK is the expert across the board.

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