One of the main sources of contagion for COVID-19 is direct contact of the hands with surfaces contaminated by the virus. For this reason, it is necessary to rethink the use of fingerprint access control system that, at least temporarily, can be a means of contagion.
The global crisis caused by the appearance of the new coronavirus has put in check the operation of many of the systems you use on a daily basis: from the mass means of transportation that exist in all the great cities of the world to one of our most natural and mechanized practices. : touching objects with your hands.
In fact, in countries like India the government has temporarily prohibited the use of popular Fingerprint Door Lock, used for a huge number of services that require identification: bank transfers, merchandise shipments, authentication of identity in banks or government institutions etc.
There are also access control systems that are based on the fingerprint reading. The outlook for this pandemic is still very uncertain, since we do not know how long the virus will remain with us or how long it will take for the world’s scientists to develop a vaccine that makes us immune to its effects.
Fortunately, the world of electronic security has a good number of solutions and sufficiently developed and tested technologies that can start to be used to prevent and stop contagion.
Various industries have expressed a particular interest in counting chambers and thermal cameras, which could be useful to maintain the social distance suggested by the health authorities or to screen people with body temperature.
Also, in the universe of access control systems there are technologies that dispense with contact with other people or with machines, which can be very useful at a time when it is imperative to keep your hands as clean as possible and avoid contact with surfaces that have been touched by dozens of people.
Biometric face readers and mobile credentials:
Security Access Control System in India has several contactless access solutions:
- Biometric face readers that are able to identify people with a high level of security, even capable of detecting false faces.
At no point in the process, neither during enrollment nor during authentication is any contact required with other people or objects, since the readers themselves guide the process of registering a new user in the database.
- The mobile credential, which is installed on each person’s mobile phone and allows users to authenticate from their own phone. An additional advantage of this mobile credential is that the user does not have to go through the process of issuing their credential, since this is assigned electronically, which also eliminates the need for any physical contact.
For users who are beginning to contemplate this migration, it is highly recommended that they choose recognized brands with secure facial identification technologies that do not allow security breaches which could jeopardize the operation of companies.
Body temperature detection
Access Control System companies have also created information on how to configure functions in their systems to integrate detection equipment for risk of contagion conditions, such as thermal cameras to the access validation process, as well as the appropriate way to activate access with a radio frequency card, temporarily disabling the fingerprint.
Today there are already different access systems installed in the region, based on biometric face readers or with a credential installed on the mobile phone, solutions that reduce the possibility of contagion by contact, in cases where users have to attend their work centers.