The New Generation
of Smart Devices in Biometrics for Access Control
enhances building security, internal communications,
and employee management , at a significantly
lower total cost of ownership than previous biometric
systems for physical access control.
Whether being used to access a building, secure restricted
locations within, or for time and attendance
management, biometric authentication technology
has come a long way. Just a few years ago, the debate
surrounding biometrics was focused on whether biometrics
were accurate and could handle large populations,
among many other operational issues.
Today, these arguments are closed: the focus now is
on enhancing the value associated with accurate and
secure biometric authentication.
security devices do much more than authentication:
they also provide the right level of security, at
the exact places needed, and are able to adjust dynamically
the level of authentication necessary for ever-changing
These capabilities only increase in importance as
modern physical access control systems also begin
to converge with other building management and communication
devices. To manage employees, visitors, and contractors
better, and protect important areas -- executive floors,
data centers, and research labs -- more companies
are deploying physical security systems, video
surveillance cameras, and time and attendance systems.