Biometric credentials provide access based on who people are rather than what they have in their possession. The ability to enter a building by simply scanning a unique fingerprint or facial pattern not only enhances security, it makes access control more convenient than ever.
How it works
Enrolment is both quick and easy. Users scan their fingerprint (or face) at an enrolment reader. The reader uses the scanned data to create a biometric template, including a card number, which it sends to the Protege GX Server. Protege GX then sends this template to any other Suprema readers that are attached to the system so the user only needs to enrol once. Integration also allows a second finger-print template to be stored against a user. This is typically used as a backup in case the first finger is damaged, however it can also be used to provide a duress function.
Readers are connected using a standard open Wiegand interface. When a user scans their finger (or face) at any of the connected readers, the reader validates their details against the template stored and sends the corresponding card number to Protege GX. Protege GX then authenticates the user based on their access, and unlocks the door.
- Highly secure as fingerprints cannot be lost, stolen or loaned to another user
- Use standalone biometric authentication for user convenience or combine with an access reader for the added security of dual authentication
- Users only need to enrol on one device, making enrolment very quick and easy
- Optional programming allows a second finger to be used as a backup or for duress alarms