THE LOCKSMITH EVOLUTION: BIOMETRIC SECURITY SYSTEMS
Biometric scanners are not unbreakable security devices, but they are amongst one of the best features to include in a robust security system designed to eliminate any potential avenue of infiltration. Because the “keys” are linked to a physical object, it becomes much more difficult for the key to fall into the hands of an unintended user. The data images are encrypted to protect the lock, leaving it up to hackers to find the perfect match for a complex biological design. Biometric Security Systems are also COVID-19 friendly, allowing for contact-free access to ensure the health and safety of employees.
HOW DO BIOMETRIC SCANNERS WORK
A biometric scanner takes the measurement of some portion of a person’s body and compares it to a digitally stored reading. If the match is exact, then the scanner reports a successful entry to the security device, similar to using a key card or password entry terminal.
HOW SECURE ARE BIOMETRIC SCANNERS?
There are, of course, methods of bypassing various biometric scanners without the real person on hand. For example, fingerprint scanners can be fooled by a quality 3-D printed mold of a user’s fingerprint. The threat of biometric hacking is similar to the threat of malicious users invading your computer systems. However, the requirement of a physical person on-site to attempt the hack means security staff can match the accessed account to the face in front of them – and a video will be on hand to turn over to the police later.
BIOMETRIC SCANNING AND COVID-19
The Flying Locksmiths understand how important a safe environment is to all occupants. Typically entrusted with the physical security of your residential or commercial property, The Flying Locksmiths now provide access control technology to protect your health.
Traditional biometric readers typically rely on the patterns of one’s fingerprint or retina to restrict access. Understanding that extra precautions need to be made in the pandemic world, advancements in biometrics scanners now allow for the screening of certain cofactors of Covid-19 including temperature and the detection of a mask. Newer screening systems are completely touch-free and offer temperature checks of guests up to eight feet away.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DO THEY HAVE?
Unlike a key card or a password, a biometric scan doesn’t require users to remember anything other than where they need to go and how to sign in. Once they’re there, they just swipe a finger or look into a camera. By limiting the number of ways in which someone can cause a problem, you’ll have fewer security issues overall.
HOW CAN I UPGRADE MY SECURITY WITH BIOMETRIC SCANNING?
With the aid of The Flying Locksmiths, installing biometric scanning into a new or existing security system is an easy and painless process. Simply call or leave a message to receive more information on biometric scanning or to schedule an appointment. The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you can stop worrying about a missing key resulting in thousands of dollars worth of damage to your company.