To adhere to the above, organizations switched to stringent protocols restricting access to anyone apart from the employees. Earlier, employees were given Smart key cards to validate their identity and walk through the main door. However, these cards are mobile and can be easily replaced or stolen. Not to mention that one can hand over the card to someone else, breaching the security norms.
Given the importance and vitality of business operations, single leniency might cost the organization huge. This is where the notion of biometrics peeps in. Blending the technology of Artificial intelligence with biometrics, the all-new Smart biometrics overkills the limitations imposed by access cards and passwords.
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Smart Biometrics: The New Normal
Earlier when you had to make your way through a secured building or a private infrastructure, you had to have access to the door. Most of the time, it would be an 8-digit password or say a key card. Even though such a system seems to be robust, it lacks significant privacy. This is where the idea of a much more secure and less aggravating proceeds slides in.
Keeping this in mind, organizational leaders adopted the idea of using Smart cards. Yet again, this was not ideal as allowed the same to be shared with others, compromising the security. To alleviate the restrictions, we now see the rise of biometrics in the form of speech recognition, Iris recognition, fingerprint, and others. While some agencies prefer iris recognition as their de facto, the majority of the corporate offices employ the methodology of Fingerprint recognition.
The architecture of the device is hardwired within an electromagnetic lock. It works in a way that the employee has to place his/her finger over the device. Once it detects the shape and the structure of the print, it is compared with the ones stored in the database. If the prints match, the door is unlocked providing access to the user.
What's best about the system is the fact that it is restricted to the user. None other than the registered users can enter the area, embedding utmost privacy. Put simply, only legitimate employees can walk through the area making their way into the building. Another advantage of such an authentication system is that it can neither be replaced, stolen or misused.
Organizations seem to extend their benefits as it facilitates strict attendance protocols of the employees. The devices are tailored to map the time when an employee sets his foot in the building and then the stamp when he finally calls off the day. This time duration is calculated to determine whether or not, they serve the required time period.
Often, employees stay away from the premises, faking their attendance. However, such a case will never happen with a biometric authentication system. Everything is digitally recorded and calculated, eliminating every possibility of fraudulent activities by an employee(s).
How Does Biometrics Work?
Though one can have a separate system that requires the authentication to take place, the modern-day offices are equipped with doorknobs that have sensors embedded within. When a user authenticates his identity, the knob is unlocked allowing the user to enter.
The technical operation of the scanner can either be done in a stand-alone environment or as the client-server model. Where a standalone system would be limited in regions, it is best advised to go for a client-server model. Besides hosting a centralized data server for storage and access of all information, employing a client-server mode expands the reach of the template storage.
As everything is stored in a common location and the security knobs need to map the input from the database, employees can easily have access to all locations and offices across the premises. Also, remember that you can always consider taking middleware development services for enhanced security – in case you think current arrangements are not enough.
Also, the biometric modalities are then wired to all of the doors with a centralized administration. This saves the time and effort needed to perform the same task for every device. In a nutshell, advanced authentication methods tend to break down the basic validation norms and pave way for a better and interconnected workforce. Not to mention that employees now need to adhere to their work hours without fail.