The pairing of biometric technology with security entrances has been gaining momentum for more than a decade, and understandably so. The marriage has made it possible to swiftly verify identity, while at the same time, address the risk of unauthorized entry from tailgating. But the deployment of biometrics and security entrances is advancing to a different phase as organizations look for improved access control solutions to negate lingering health concerns post-COVID-19.
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Here at Boon Edam, we manufacture security doors and turnstiles that integrate with virtually any access control device. Still, security professionals are curious – what biometric authentication devices are we seeing installed in the field?
We’ve compiled a list of the top biometric devices that are being integrated with security entrances to mitigate the risk of unauthorized entry. We’ll also discuss how biometric devices measure up when coupled with each type of security entrance.
Data centers are highly sensitive areas when it comes to protecting sensitive data. The need to build and secure a ‘gold standard’ facility is top-of-mind for those tasked with the responsibility.Once a thorough and professional risk assessment has been done on the data and equipment, the results will give a good foundation to determine to what extent the facility will need to be physically secured.
Organizations around the globe are looking for ways to reduce the risk of unauthorized entry due to tailgating and piggybacking. If not addressed appropriately, that risk can quickly turn into a liability, costing a company added time and expense, a bruised reputation and even the removal of members of the leadership team.
Security systems have long been in the business of risk mitigation. In addition to controlling potentially perilous situations as they occur and dealing with them safely and efficiently, a security system and its operators need to be able to identify problem areas and use the systems at their disposal to prevent issues, when possible, before they even occur.
A major source of risk for any facility—large or small, new or established—are the entrances and exits. Every facility has at least one entrance and an access control system alone cannot effectively mitigate the risk of unauthorized entry. Many buildings will have a number of different areas in their floor plan that require varying levels of security at the entrances to that area, even if it’s as simple as locking an office before the weekend.
Organizations around the globe are making their buildings more secure by combining physical security entrances with biometric access control devices, ensuring only the right people are able to enter.