Biometric Door Access Control

Biometric Door Control Systems Overview

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The latest professional biometric readers provide increased reliability and functionality.  Biometric door access control units attach to the network and measure a person’s unique physiological characteristics. Note: They do not store a picture of the fingerprint or face. Everything is encoded for security and privacy. 

All these IP door reader-controllers can be powered using PoE (with splitter), or 12 VDC.


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Fingerprint, finger-vein, palm, retina, iris, face, and voice are examples of some of the identified biometrics. Biometrics provides far better security than RFID card credentials.  It is better than cards or pin numbers because you are identifying a person rather than something the person is carrying. Many of the readers available Have multiple access keys.   They can read biometrics as well as RFID cards and PINs. Please take a look at our article Comparison of Security Provided by Door Access Systems for more detail about the security levels provided by different door access control readers.

Facial Recognition Door Reader-Controllers

Face recognition systems use either an IP camera with recognition software that runs on your computer or a biometric door reader that includes built-in software.

The latest facial recognition systems are self-contained units that attach directly to the network.  These IP Facial readers are very easy to install.  

Facial recognition readers connect to the network and identify a person’s face from a template that has previously been recorded.  These integrated units contain all the intelligence, allowing enrollment as well as door control. They record coded information rather than an actual picture of a person.

If you need contactless door entry control, then face recognition is right for you.

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Face Recognition
Face Recognition

What is Face Recognition

Face recognition is a process that electronically identifies a person based on their facial features. Face recognition is one of the biometric methods for identifying a person. Other forms of biometric identification include fingerprints, palm prints, and eye retina analyses.

Most face recognition systems use IP cameras to capture various features of a person’s face. Facial recognition is used for door access control and by law enforcement to find people in a general population.

How Face Recognition Works

There are different processes for identifying a face but here are some of the basic processes that are used.

  1. Find the face in the video field of view. There is a particular resolution required to be able to identify a person. It is defined by the number of pixels across the face. You should have at least 160 pixels across the face for the system to work reliably.
  2. The facial recognition software then processes the image. It detects features such as the nose, the eyes, and the mouth. There could be a large number of features captured in this process.
  3. The facial feature’s information is converted into a digital signature, and this information is stored with the person’s name and other information.
  4. Each time the camera detects an image, the facial signature is compared to all the signatures in the database.

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Biometric and Body Temperature Access Control

Biometric Door Reader

The new biometric door reader provides face and palm authentication. It also can prevent the entry of a person that has an elevated temperature or if they are not wearing a protective face mask.

Designed for organizations that need a door access reader as well as a way to screen people for elevated temperature and if they are wearing a protective mask.

This biometric door reader combines a powerful embedded thermal camera and the latest face and palm recognition algorithm that is supported by an optimized dual-core processor.

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Need help selecting the right reader?  Take a look at our door reader buyers guide.  It provides the pros and cons of each type of reader.

Fingerprint Readers

fingerprint readers

Fingerprint readers detect the raised pattern on your finger. 

These fingerprint IP readers actually encode the pattern that they detect into key data points.  These minutiae points reduce the total amount of data stored. Since the information is encoded the data can’t be used to reconstruct the actual fingerprint.  

We have readers that just read fingerprints, and some that are multi-biometric and read both fingerprints and finger vein patterns, and those that read fingerprints and do facial recognition.  These multi-modal readers increase reliability, yet don’t cost much more than conventional fingerprint readers.

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Finger Vein

Finger vein reader

The Finger vein reader captures an image of the vein patterns which exist beneath the surface of the finger.  In this case, the vascular pattern is detected using a near-infrared LED.  The system detects the hemoglobin in the bloodstream, providing a distinct pattern.

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Multi-Biometric Readers

Multimodal readers read a number of different biometrics.  For example, they can read both fingerprint and/or finger vein, or fingerprint plus facial recognition. These readers can also use RFID credentials and pin numbers for increased multiple authentications.  See the Professional Readers

There are also biometric facial recognition systems that can recognize a person in a crowd.  These systems operate very quickly and improve the accuracy.  See more about this special facial recognition system system

Biometric Facial Recognition in a Crowd
facial recognition in a crowd

Facial recognition can also be used to find a person in a crowd. This is a different type of system but It can be used to provide dual authentication when a credential is used. The 3D facial recognition technology provides recognition even if the person is not facing exactly in the right direction.

Identifying people is one of the best ways to control access to your facility. You are granting access to the person rather than an RFID credential card they carry.

The 3D facial recognition technology not only authenticates a person, it can also be used to monitor and control guests.

Note: This new 3D facial recognition system replaces the  FST biometric door access control system. The FST technology increased identification accuracy by adding full-body motion analytics to facial recognition, while the new system utilizes 3D analytics to dramatically improve reliability. It quickly identifies authorized people as they approach the door. It gradually learns more, becoming more accurate as time goes on. This sophisticated identification system is the latest in biometric recognition.

If you need help just contact us for assistance with your access control system package.

Console Management Station Software

The facial management software runs on a Windows computer and allows you to receive alerts, control the system in real time and manage the system’s database.

A single station can manage hundreds of biometric stations, and aggregate the databases to provide redundancy and advanced management of authorizations on a single or multiple sites.

Buyers Guide to Biometric Door Access

This buyers guide will help you select the right door reader. The access control buyers guide provides the pros and cons of several technologies. We compared proximity door readers to the latest biometric fingerprint and finger-vein door access systems. Read more …

Software for Biometric Access Control

The software manages all the standard Biometric IP readers. The software is licensed per device and is a web-based secure platform for managing all the Pro biometric IP door readers. Read more …

Technical Support

Biometric security systems can be complex because they include many different components that have to work together. Kintronics is a resource for engineering and integration of all your security projects. We can design your complete system so don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

After purchasing your system we make sure that it works exactly the way you expect. You can contact us for help with your installation and any technical support you may need.

Tech Support
Tech Support

We provide technical support and warranty support. Contact us at 1-800-431-1658 or 914-944-3425 whenever you need assistance.