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Types of Biometric Authentication Devices and Integration with Security Entrances

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.

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The Dark Side of Security Barriers: Finding the Balance

Turnstiles and security revolving doors are designed to work smoothly and seamlessly so that people can walk through them without ever coming into unwanted contact with the barriers. When people are well-trained, which is a necessary component of a successful implementation, security entrances are very effective at mitigating potential catastrophic loss of property, life, continuity, etc. as part of an overall physical security plan.

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Do the Math! Why Calculating Throughput is Essential to Entrance ROI

It’s the third installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series! This unique decision methodology provides a framework for selecting the best security entrance and provider. Click here to learn more by reading the S.T.A.R.T.S.S. series introduction.

Today we’re discussing: Throughput.

The C-suite approves security entrances because they are an effective way to manage risks, ensure safety and security, secure physical and data assets, and prevent liability issues. It’s up to you to make a solid decision as to the type of security entrance product to choose, install and maintain to ensure a solid ROI. But once that selection is made, you have another decision that could make or break your project: what’s the right number of entrances necessary to handle your traffic needs? And how do you calculate that?

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Security Entrance Throughput: What's in a Number?

One of the biggest mistakes security professionals can make is not installing enough entrances to accommodate the number of people moving in and out of their building. This is known in the industry as "throughput." What's the impact of a miscalculation in throughput? Highly visible and impactful pileups of people during rush periods that can trigger complaints and undermine the success of your security entrance project.

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