Security - Convenience - Hygiene/ Jun 04, 2020
Biometric devices have to be easy to use, meet the highest security standards, and not just because of COVID-19, also need to meet strict hygienic requirements. How can we meet all requirements without any compromise?
Many processes within any business rely on the need to uniquely identify people. Whether it is to gain access to a sensitive area of a building, to clock in at the start of the day for the purpose of time and attendance, or to report your location for safety reasons: Biometric recognition maximises security.
There are many traditional methods by which people identify themselves; these can range from a simple sheet of paper that people use to sign themselves on or off-site or a PIN to be used on a keypad, to the use of cards or fobs that carry a unique identifying token relating to a person that can be read by an electronic reader. These methods have been used for decades, and while they are convenient for the user, they carry several risks to the business. Sheets of paper can be fraudulently used, PIN’s can be shared or easily copied, cards and fobs can be lost or stolen. The only true way, in any identity-dependent application, to accurately and reliably identify people, is to use a biometric system.
TBS has been supplying biometric solutions since 2010. Over the years, we have learned a thing or two about convenience. Every biometric solution must not only be convenient for the organisation; foremost, it must be convenient for every user. This is why we designed biometric hardware that is simple and easy to use. Our solution manages multiple options for enrolment: Central and remote, local on-device and mobile enrolment. Our enrolment wizard and user interface provide real-time visual feedback, meaning users understand how to use the system with little or no training.
Hygiene - more important than ever
Some industries previously paid little attention to the hygiene conditions at the workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we think about protecting our workforce. No-one could have predicted the speed and ease at which this virus is spreading. To date, it has caused over four million confirmed cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths. This has had a knock-on effect to the biometrics industry. The need to be able to securely and conveniently identify people does not disappear in the light of a pandemic, but business owners will certainly be even more concerned with balancing security and convenience with the need to ensure hygiene.
The risk of spreading an infection can be minimised even when using touch-based biometric devices. Regular cleaning and the use of hand-sanitisers can help to prevent passing the virus on. The ultimate solution is to use entirely contact free biometric devices. Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) are proud to supply some of the most secure methods of contactless biometric identification.
The TBS 3D Terminal is a touchless fingerprint reader that scans the entire fingerprint, from nail-to-nail. The user extends his finger in an opening in the front of the reader. The image capture and subsequent storing or matching of the related template can happen without the need for the user to ever come into physical contact with the hardware.
The TBS 2D Eye is a touchless iris recognition reader with a false acceptance rate of less than one in a million. The intuitive user interface provides real-time feedback guiding the user to the correct distance from the camera, similar to applications that take a ‘selfie’.
Why compromise? TBS biometric solutions can maximise security, convenience and hygiene.
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If you would like to understand how a biometric integrated access control solution could help you meet your business needs, please get in touch. One of our experienced engineers will be glad to support you in finding the best solution.
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