What Is Biometric Access Control?
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Biometric access control uses the unique biological characteristics of the human body to verify the identity of people entering through a restricted entrance.
To gain entry to a building or facility, a person’s unique fingerprint, iris, palm vein, or face pattern has to match the corresponding biometric information previously collected and stored in the system database.
Biometrics are a more secure and reliable means of identity verification than access cards, fobs, or PINs. Fobs and access cards can be stolen or shared, while a PIN can be seen or shared.
Biometric access control combines security with convenience
It is not hard to see why biometrics have been embraced so enthusiastically in access control. Instead of presenting a physical accessory - like an access card, or something you know - like a password or PIN to show that you are authorized to enter, with biometric access control, you merely present yourself - through your palm, eye, fingerprint, or face.
Biometric access control, thus, makes it hard to steal someone’s credentials and use them to gain entry into a building. And because you don’t have to carry an access card or key fob, or remember a password, biometric access control is more convenient for users than anything else available.