10 Advancements In Access Control Technology

Technology is constantly changing, and with it how we live our lives. As new products hit the market, we here at AvTrust will bring them to you.

Here are our top picks for 2017 and where you can find more info for each:

Biometric Technology

Mobile Biometric Technology

Mobile biometric technology is simply biometric technology that is mobile and can go with a person from place to place. This is changing the way the world processes human identification in a few ways. First, as people can move around with biometric technology, readers or scanners can easily and quickly recognize who those people are.

This rapid identification has huge ramifications for things like border control and immigration.

Biometric Access Control

Access control is constantly changing. Similar to human identification, this technology requires a certain biological marker in order to access certain things; these could be rooms, items secured in a biometric safe, entire floors of buildings, or one specific product.

Electronic Technology

There are a lot of examples of electronic access control. One of the best examples, however, is what one of the most recognizable gun and gun safe manufacturers in the world has done: Winchester.

Winchester makes a great product… so great in fact it’s tough to decide which one to purchase. Here’s a good place to start looking at Winchester gun safe reviews.

Other great examples of access control are:

  • Door locks / Front door deadbolts
  • Car door locks with RFID chips
  • RFID chips in general in things like work badges and other such things

Electronic technology has come a long way and will continue to grow very quickly as will biometric technology going forward.

Cards and FOBs

As previously mentioned, another big breakthrough in the last few decades has been the onset of cards and FOBs that use RFID chips to facilitate access control.

One of the great things about FOBs and card’s is the ease of use. For example, if the entire office building uses cards, they can access the doors and enter and exit at the key times, 8am and 5pm, relatively quickly because of the efficiency of the RFID technology. It’s generally almost instantaneous and very quick.

However, biometric technology, for example, is much harder to fool or beat but it takes a bit longer to work. Therefore, having the entire office scan their fingerprint to enter in the morning and afternoon leaving would cause a log jam of sorts, most likely.

This is where the mobile biometric technology comes in and is so exciting. This could revolutionize that practice and someday create a situation where entire complexes could be controlled by biometrics.

While the debate continues as to which is better, electronic or biometric access control, there is one truth that will continue: both are effective ways with their own pros and cons.

We’ve tried to highlight a few of the pros and cons in this article. Hopefully, this will spur your curiosity to go out and learn more about each. Here are another couple of good links: Wikipedia.com¬†and this site.

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