Access control system is a set of specialized equipment and software designed to organize, on a given territory, a system for restricting, registering and controlling the access of people and vehicles through “access points” (doors, gates, checkpoints, etc.).
The biometric access control system allows you to recognize people by their physical characteristics (fingerprints or palms, the retina of the eye, voice, facial features, hand shape, DNA, etc.). Thus, the quality of control and security of the system is significantly increased, the risk of unauthorized penetration and deception of the system is reduced.
Currently, biometric access control systems are very much in demand by buyers, which influenced the readiness of manufacturers to develop the industry and technologies, expand the range and characteristics of equipment. Modern techniques allow to integrate it into practically any system of operating ACS. The equipment itself became more functional, lighter, more compact, more user-friendly and affordable.
Several years ago only large enterprises could afford to install such a system, now the range of orders has expanded from local systems (one door) to large network structures of geographically distributed objects. Equipment has become widely used not only in banks and specially protected institutions but also in ordinary offices, schools, hospitals, sanatoria, residential buildings (private and multi-apartment buildings), etc.
A biometric control system, like all ACS equipment, is designed to control access to a given territory, to ensure:
- Protection of material values, information, property, and equipment;
- Security of employees and visitors;
- Control, accounting and access control to the object (identification of the person, identification of zones and access times, an opening of doors, turnstiles, barriers, etc.)
- Rational personnel management (when integrated with the relevant software).
Areas of application of the biometric access control system by industry
A few years ago, not every major company could even establish a biometric access control system, it was a very complicated, expensive and inaccessible system. Now, much has changed, the system has remained cumbersome and reliable, but has become much cheaper and more affordable. This is due to the development and expansion of the market; the technologies become more accessible, the number of producers grows, the production becomes as much as possible automated, the cost of equipment and components is reduced, and solutions for the integration of hardware and systems appear.
For any organization in any field of activity:
- Restriction of access to office premises;
- Control the movement of employees across the building;
- Automatic accounting of working hours;
Healthcare (hospitals, pharmacies, sanatoria):
- Restriction of access to office premises, including storage of particular drugs;
- Control of obtaining medicines on a fingerprint;
Power structures (prisons, colonies, places of pre-trial detention)
- The location and movement of staff and prisoners;
- Notification of an attempt to enter a service building;
- Restriction of access to information and archives;
Financial institutions (banks, instant payment systems)
- Biometric ATM;
- Biometric safes, postal and depository cells;
- The location and movement of employees and visitors;
Educational institutions (schools, universities, libraries)
- Restriction of access to an educational institution;
- Informing parents about the student’s arrival and departure to the educational institution via SMS;
Maintenance of communications (rail, transport)
- Control over the movement of personnel along the route;
- Catering and others.
Railway stations, airports, bus fleets:
- Restriction of access to office premises and sectors (for example, only for registered passengers);
- Identification of permanent passengers by fingerprint;
- Delivery of luggage on a fingerprint, etc.