Fingerprint Cards exec highlights benefits of biometric access cards
According to Pihlström, circumstances during 2020 put pressure on organizations to increase workplace security.
“Although flexible working was already a growing trend, it has accelerated significantly in the light of the pandemic and remote working mandates,” she said.
“In addition, employees have started working more flexible hours on-premises, making building access less regulated and more susceptible to attack.”
To counter this trend and increase security access, Pihlström said, the use of biometric access control solutions should be strongly encouraged.
“With biometrics gathering momentum beyond smartphones, it can offer more secure and convenient authentication across the workplace that could be at the office, at home, or even at a café,” Pihlström explained.
With the use of biometric cards, in particular, fingerprints can be linked to a physical support, to allow for a double layer of security when accessing a building.
“Since unique biological traits are extremely difficult to steal and spoof,” Pihlström said, “biometric access cards are more secure than traditional access cards and fobs that require PINs, or no additional authentication.”
Applications of biometric cards for access range from healthcare and corporate deployments to R&D departments and more, she says.