Access control solutions are an effective means to make sure your company isn’t intruded upon by any unauthorised visitors. There are many technologies a company can take advantage of when deploying an access control system, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) cards that allow you entrance into an office space when you place them in close proximity to a card reader. There’s also biometric scanning technology, which verifies people by identifying them according to physical characteristics. Examples of biometric scanning include facial recognition and fingerprint reading. There are many advantages to this particular type of access control solution. If you’re thinking of equipping your business with an access control system then find out what their benefits are.
Each and every one of us possesses unique physiological characteristics by which only we can be identified, and which cannot be forged. This is a reason why biometric scanning is such a beneficial security measure. It can identify the exact person attempting to access a workspace by analysing those aspects that make them unique. By reading fingerprints or analysing facial features through the use of facial recognition technology, biometric scanning can correctly discern between those people who are allowed entry into an office space and those who aren’t.
Speed and convenience
Thanks to biometric scanning, a person simply needs to present their face or finger when attempting to enter their office space. This is instead of holding onto a key that they might lose, or punching in a code that they might forget or which might be regularly changed for the sake of company security. The process of entering a building by using biometric scanning technology is quick and simple, and user-friendly.
Improved user accountability
Access to a workspace that’s protected by biometrics will always require the presence of an individual whose physiological characteristics have been uploaded to the system. This means that every logged entry can be easily accounted for and no one can deny having accessed the premises.
Reduction in costs
Biometric scanning systems are made up of software and hardware that are both easy to install and easy to use. This lessens the necessity for security-related training and management costs. What’s more, the use of biometric scanning cancels out the need for constantly resetting codes or supplying keys, two tasks that would soon become tedious if the turnover rate was high. You don’t want your employees leaving your company and still having the means to access your workspace.
As a company grows, its security will have to keep up. This is one of the reasons why biometrics are so handy. This specific security measure can be easily scaled upwards as more people join the company. All that’s needed is their biometric data. The company won’t have to invest in any kind of additional infrastructure or equipment to accommodate each individual newcomer.
Time and Attendance Recording
Biometric scanning also allows companies to manage and monitor their employees more effectively. This technology can ensure that a worker’s attendance is recorded and will log the time at which he or she enters the office premises. It’s a good way of making sure your employees are showing up to work, and doing it on time. The data can also be integrated to the payroll. This allows for payrates to be calculated, without human intervention.
Biometric scanning technology is vital for protecting any company against intruders, but also useful for keeping track of your employees’ attendance, ensuring that they show up to work on time. Particularly if your workspace is not always filled to capacity.