In the 21st century institutions have replaced the manual control system with access control systems to record arrivals and departure of their employees on a routine basis. Today, Fingerprint access control system have become the most popular biometric devices. The following are the reasons to choose a Fingerprint Access control system over card based access control system in an enterprise:
Reason# 1 – Efficiency
In Finger access control Systems, the data is stored in terms of biometric components of signs or patterns. It is accurate as each fingerprint is unique in itself. The fingerprints are selected, memorized and converted into an template form for storage. While in card system, the bar codes are the only way to punch into the machine, which can be deleted, tapered or can be left unrecognized by the machine in not so genuine cases.
Reason #2 – Easy to step-up
The fingerprinting software and device is easy set up as the installation of software is via the web. The software connects with the biometric fingerprint reader and starts the job unlike the card access control system, in which we need to add the identification data, as proposed by the association or the enterprise.
Reason #3 – Advanced technology support
The fingerprint scanner supports various languages and Windows server integration for better tracking, while the card access system does not allow these facilities.
Reason # 4 – Eliminates duplicity
The fingerprinting device is very sensitive to touch and recognizes the pattern in milliseconds. These are basically live detectors which help in easy, safe and accurate analysis of the ID of the workers. But, the card reader only checks or reads the bar code, which may be created or fabricated. Therefore, the process of biometric identification is truly genuine which reduces duplicity and fraud.
Reason # 5 – Cost effective
Fingerprint access control allows identification of 50 to 500 individuals. Therefore, the organization can easily add or delete the number of users without any extra payroll cost. Whereas in card based systems the company will have to issue cards to every new employee. In case the card is lost or misplaced new card has to be issued which is an added cost to the company.
Thus, it can be said that even though both the access systems are technology based, fingerprint access control is much more reliable, accurate and quick than card based access control system.