Everything you need to know about Fingerprint Entry Systems

It may seem like the stuff of movies, but fingerprint entry systems are becoming more popular as a form of access control into premises. Fingerprint entry systems are a type of biometric entry system, a group of access control technologies that are being increasingly appreciated for their reliable and highly impregnable qualities.

Certain areas of your property or complex may be so sensitive that it would be a real concern if a key or access code were to fall into the wrong hands. That is where fingerprint entry systems are advantageous as they offer an access control system that cannot be fooled.


How do Fingerprint Entry Systems work?

Fingerprint Entry Systems are a form of biometric access control; biometrics read biological data about the person attempting to gain entry, and matches it to pre-stored data. These systems can read a variety of things such as face, retina and voice. Fingerprint biometric entry works by reading a person’s fingerprint, which will then be compared with a pre-recorded scan and algorithm of your fingerprint. The system will then either identify a match or not. The response will send a signal to the door, which will either open to allow the permitted individual access into a secure area, or remain closed.

These systems can be useful in a wide range of premises where security is paramount such as in hospitals, schools, offices, factories and warehouses.

What are the benefits?

  • Everyone’s fingerprints are unique, offering a more trustworthy method of identification than other forms of entry. Cards or keys can be lent to other people, or lost and end up in unauthorised hands. Fingerprint identification doesn’t have this problem, meaning you can be 100% certain who is in the building at a given moment. Therefore, if something were to go wrong inside your facility, there is no ambiguity as to who was in the building when an incident took place.
  • Fingerprint entry systems are much more affordable than people think, and have become cheaper and more advanced in recent years.  
  • They are just as quick and simple to use as card pass systems, but with an added dimension of protection.
  • Biometric systems such as this can be adjusted so that certain doors within a building can recognise certain authorised people’s fingerprints, meaning that everyone is limited to their individual level of access.  

How secure are they?

Unlike passcodes which can be told to outsiders, or passcards which can be lost or forged, it is nearly impossible to forget, misplace or fake a fingerprint. Additionally, the mathematical information that is used to identify your fingerprint is encrypted, protecting it from thievery or duplication.

No matter how secure your security access system is, it can be rendered useless if staff are improperly trained about security measures, such as making sure the door is properly shut behind them or holding the door open for a stranger.

It is also advisable to monitor and review any security systems that are in place to ensure that they remain effective.  

Serving the London area since 2003, Systematic Services provide quality security systems such as biometric and fingerprint entry systems to both domestic and commercial clients. We pride ourselves on our attentive customer care, and we take time to ensure that our clients understand and are comfortable with their new technology. Contact our friendly team today to learn more.