Biometric devices have a crucial role in access and control management. This fast, reliable and popular technology not only provides the safety for an organization, but also helps keep detailed account of employee attendance. In this article, we will explore how biometric access control systems work and why you company will benefit from installing it.
Types of biometric access control systems
All biometric devices make use of certain physical features that are unique to every person, such as fingerprint, face, iris, etc. Using these features, biometric access control systems identify and verify visitors.
While some types of biometric devices, such as iris scanners, are more rare and used only in a high-security facilities, other types of biometric devices, such as face or fingerprint scanners are very common.
Fingerprints access control
Biometric devices that can identify fingerprints are popular for multiple reasons: low in cost, easy to operate, the underlying technology is simpler compared to the other types of access control systems. Devices based on fingerprints recognition vary in prices: starting from 20$ per device to well over 500$.
Nonetheless, this type of biometric devices also has its cons. It is more susceptible to wear and tear due to the direct contact. For the same reason it is not very hygienic. In the post COVID-19 world, this has become a much bigger concern.
Facial recognition access control
Facial recognition software is programmed to recognize distinct features of every individual. Price for this type of access control devices starts from around 50$ and can reach 6 digit numbers, depending on the complexity.
Unlike the fingerprint-scanning counterpart, access systems based on facial recognition do not require any contact. Thus being more convenient and hygienic.
Cons include a more complex scanning process, since facial recognition devices require the space to be well-lit. Also a person has to face the camera at a certain angle. Lately, with facial recognition software improving drastically, this has become less of an issue.
Why businesses need biometric devices?
Biometric devices is a reliable way to record employee attendance data. With the current anti-spoofing technology, the face recognition system is virtually impossible to trick.
Clockster provides a variety of biometric devices that can be used as a simple and efficient way to track employee attendance. Clockster’s software is also compatible with many types of access control devices.
All attendance data is automatically transferred to the system. Clockster compares the work schedule with the attendance records and displays accurate information on late arrivals and early departures.
All this data is also used to automatically calculate Payroll.
Clockster is free for any company with less than 30 employees. For bigger companies we offer well-priced subscription.
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