Benefits of Biometric Data
Harness the power of biometric security for your business
On its most fundamental level, biometrics is the science and technology of measuring, analyzing, and understanding human biological characteristics, features, and patterns. Common types of biometric data include:
- Voice patterns
- Facial features
- Retinal scanning
- Palm and hand measurements
Biometric data can also include behavioral characteristics. Unsurprisingly, biometric identifiers have revolutionary implications for data security measures. Biometric technology opens up the possibility for more robust identity verification resulting from specific technical factors that are more difficult to replicate than traditional verification methods.
Interested in how biometric identification could benefit your business? Here are a few critical benefits to help you get a better idea.
Passwords and PINs can be lost, stolen, forgotten, or hacked. Access cards can be lost, misplaced, or stolen, allowing indiscriminate access to secure locations. Biometric recognition systems circumvent these common problems by utilizing your body’s unique characteristics, so you always have secure access without using anything that can be lost or stolen. At the same time, biometric information is much more difficult to replicate and infiltrate than traditional data security measures.
Simplified Setup and Management
With a biometric security system, you don’t have to worry about the complications associated with traditional security systems. You can reduce the need for training and ongoing maintenance costs because you won’t have to worry about issuing or replacing ID cards, resetting passwords, or contingency measures for stolen information.
Once you’ve deployed a biometric security infrastructure, all you have to do is load each user’s unique biometric data into the system, and you’re set. When an employee leaves, all you have to do is remove them from the system to restrict access – no more need to worry about getting access cards back or a disgruntled ex-employee compromising your system.
A biometrically-secured infrastructure keeps your team accountable. Because data is much more difficult to fabricate, your business will have a concrete audit trail to establish and ensure accountability, thereby reducing the risk of system abuse or fraud. In the event of a security breach, a biometric framework can help you pinpoint exactly who is culpable.
Versatility and Scalability
If you want to prepare your business for growth, a biometric security solution offers the versatility and scalability to keep up with your growth goals. Biometric authentication technology has expanded to allow for a variety of applications including security checkpoints at:
- Electronics and workstations
Biometric systems can also be used to monitor employee timecards and attendance while precluding the possibility of forgery or “buddy punching.”
At the same time, a biometric solution can be easily scaled. If you just hired on 50 employees, you no longer have to procure and program 50 new access cards. Simply scan their biometric data into the system and set privileges, and they’ll be ready to go.
If you want to learn more about how a biometric security solution can benefit your business, contact the security experts at ANC Group today, and we’ll help you get started.