Reduce the Risk of Spreading Disease with Touchless Biometric Solutions from TBS
Concerning the spread of Coronavirus (also known as the COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus), many important events in the security industry, such as ISC West Las Vegas, Intersec Riyadh and Intersec Frankfurt, have been postponed. In this article, we look at TBS solutions that can mitigate the risk of the spread of diseases.
Touchless Biometric Systems are a Better Solution to Control the Spread of Disease
In today’s modern world, the spread of disease through the workplace has probably not been an important consideration in choosing a biometric solution. The rapid, worldwide spread of Coronavirus has put hygiene and the control of contagious diseases at the forefront of the minds of many.
The first confirmed case of Coronavirus was reported in China on January 7th, 2020. At the time of producing this article, only 58 days later, there have been confirmed cases in 97 countries and territories. The total number of confirmed cases is over 100,000 and the virus has caused over 6,000 deaths (per 16.3.2020). The latest statistics can be viewed here.
As the name would suggest, Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) is a biometric solutions provider of some of the world’s most reliable, most accurate and most robust contactless (touchless) biometric sensors.
Access control and time and attendance still represent the two most common uses of biometric recognition. In both cases, employees are required to identify themselves to gain access through a door or to clock themselves in or out. The most widely used biometric recognition devices are fingerprint readers. Traditional fingerprint readers require a user to physically place their finger onto the biometric sensor. The single biggest cause of disease transmission is based on what we touch, the germs we leave behind and the germs we pick up from what other people have touched. This means that any touch-based biometric reader could become the very epicenter for the spread of disease through a workforce if not cleaned regularly. (Click here to see how to clean and disinfect TBS devices).
The TBS 2D Eye is an iris recognition reader capable of identifying people without the need for users to touch the device. The reader automatically detects the presence of someone in front of the device. The reader detects a face and automatically adjusts the angle of the iris camera. The image of the irises is captured and converted to a biometric template and then compared against the database. With iris recognition being the most unique form of identification, the 3D LIGHT is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a highly accurate, contactless solution.
The TBS 3D AIR is a fingerprint reader which is also touchless. Unlike a traditional fingerprint reader, users do not have to put their finger on a fingerprint sensor, in fact, users do not have to touch the device at all. The users simply present their finger to a hole in the front of the device and carefully positioned cameras take three simultaneous images of the entire finger, from nail to nail. The images are stitched together, and a biometric template is produced and compared to the database. Not only is the TBS 3D AIR hygienic, it is also extremely accurate and easy to use.
TBS biometric scanners can enhance your security, increase the efficiency of identification, and can reduce the risk of the spread of diseases.