Why Pick Biometric Door Entry Systems?
May 15, 2018
You might think biometric door entry systems belong solely in the movies, at high-security government institutions, protecting the most sensitive of information. That’s not the case anymore, if it ever really was. Biometric door entry systems are now for organisations of all sizes – they just need to simply value security and convenience.
Security with biometric door entry systems
The benefit of biometric door entry systems is still mainly security. It can help ensure only approved individuals can access your place of work or restricted areas within the workplace. Whilst security is the real benefit of adopting such a system, biometrics deliver that security with incredible convenience, which is what has contributed to the growing popularity of such solutions.
When you use a biometric for employees’ authentication, there are no more lost or forgotten smartcards. Employees always have their authentication method on them. Whether it’s a fingerprint, facial ID or iris recognition system, biometrics make entry to the workplace hassle free.
Fingerprints most popular biometric?
If you’re looking to implement a biometric door entry system, you should take note, it’s fingerprint biometrics that remain the most popular with consumers. That’s according to a survey conducted by the University of Texas, Austin.
It found that 58 per cent of people are very comfortable using fingerprint biometrics and a further 28 per cent described themselves as fairly comfortable with the tech. Other modalities, like iris and facial recognition had far lower levels of comfort with users, between 32 and 40 per cent.
On top of that, of the 1,000 American consumers interviewed, 42 per cent said they still had concerns about their privacy when using biometrics.
BioStore’s biometric door entry systems
BioStore’s biometric door entry systems are a great way to implement such systems if the findings of the report are to be believed. First off, BioStore’s access control systems use fingerprint biometrics, the form consumers are most comfortable with.
But it also uses biometric in a way that doesn’t risk users’ privacy. BioStore uses a template for its biometric system. The template is created when a user first registers in the system. The system records 40-60 minutia points (the ridges and splits on your fingertips), encrypts that data, and then discards the rest of the image. From the limited data recorded to make the system work, a reliable biometric system can be implemented, but recreating the image of the fingerprint from the data recorded is simply not possible – there’s not enough data recorded to do so.
BioStore also always allows for an alternative option if certain users want to opt-out of biometrics. A smartcard, PIN or password can always be used as an alternative. Or organisations could use both a biometric and a PIN to implement very secure multi-factor authentication.
BioStore’s biometric door entry system gives organisations a biometric solution that is secure and convenient, without compromising user’s privacy.