With fingerprint access control, you use a fingerprint scanner to create a template for each person you want to grant access to, whether it be an office building or complex. Then when they show their finger to a fingerprint reader, for example next to a door, it will be compared to the template stored in its database. If there is a match, access is granted.
Although fingerprint access control is a popular option these days, it may not always be right for you. For this reason, your primary
access control system should offer you the flexibility to incorporate new technologies as your needs evolve or change. The AEOS access control system is an open platform that can integrate not only fingerprint technology, but also a variety of other biometric systems. Because AEOS is software-based, it can keep up with changing technology, so you can too.
If you decide to use an access control system, it's probably because you want to secure physical access to your buildings or locations to protect your employees, places and belongings. However, this is only the beginning for access control systems. The right system, used well, can add value in a variety of ways. You can use it and the data it generates to increase not only security but also productivity, creativity and performance.
Security, convenience and affordability are the top three reasons why so many businesses choose fingerprint-based access control. Here we discuss each benefit in more detail.
Inherent identification - Because a fingerprint is part of the body, accessing it with someone else's finger is much more complex than stealing an access card.
Difficult to duplicate - Traditional access cards and key fobs can be easily replicated making legacy access control systems very vulnerable. A fingerprint is much more difficult to copy. And most modern biometric systems use proof of life, which measures things like blood flow, to ensure the fingerprint is from a living person.
Verification - Fingerprint testing can add an extra layer of security to your access control, either at every access point or only in higher security areas. The person trying to gain access is first identified using their access card. Then present your fingerprint to confirm that you are the cardholder.
Online management - The workforce of people is stored digitally using fingerprint access control software. With a software-based access control system like AEOS, managing and revoking permissions is easy and fast.
No, it can not be forgotten or lost - It's very easy to forget a password or code, especially since we have to remember so many these days. It's just as easy to forget or lose a key card. With fingerprint access control, you'll always have your ID with you.
No fumbling - In many situations, particularly when speed is of the essence or people are carrying other items, removing and using a key card can be very inconvenient.
Fast and efficient - Most fingerprint readers can identify people in less than a second. This is much faster than using a password or PIN, or manual ID verification.
Mass market knowledge - Fingerprint recognition is applied in a variety of environments today, many people use it on their smartphone for example. Since most people are familiar with it, little training is needed to use it.