What is Biometric Access Control?

Biometric access control is one of the most popular types of security systems on the market, and for good reason: it combines security and convenience in a way that no other access control system can. Access control refers to the management of an access point, such as a door, turnstile, elevator, etc. so as to only allow entry to authorized users.

Why Choose a Biometrics Access Control?

Since biometrics use a person’s unique biology to verify their identity, it is extremely difficult for them to be taken or used by anyone other than the intended user.

Traditional access tokens such as keycards can be easily spoofed by using a simple keycard duplicator that is available to anyone. Biometrics, however, are generally much harder to spoof because most modern biometric systems use liveness tests to ensure that the biometric data is coming from an actual human and not a forged replica.

With biometrics systems, admins can instantly grant or revoke access permissions directly from the console dashboard, allowing them to ensure only active, non-suspended users are given access.

Biometric access control systems are remarkably convenient in that they allow authorized users to access the facility without needing anything other than themselves. Unlike traditional access tokens, which can be lost, or passwords that can be forgotten, your biometric code is always with you, so you’ll always have it when you need it.