Integrating Biometrics Access Control with Smartcard Technology
Borer design and manufacture advanced smartcard readers and biometric access control security systems. Our ranges of biometric fingerprint readers and door controllers deliver cost effective identity authentication and access control solutions.
It is necessary for every organisation to manage access to premises, information and equipment and to guarantee the security of their employees, visitors. It is therefore essential to manage who has accesses what and when.
Borer uses biometric technology and fingerprints to confirm a person’s identity before granting access. Across individual sites with fewer than 500 people on each site, biometric fingerprints alone can be used by comparing the finger presented against a stored library of templates. Users with more demanding security requirements can apply multiple checks including fingerprint plus identity card and/or PIN for proof of identity.
Fingerprint identification and authentication has come of age for many physical access control security applications. Adopters of these systems can gain benefits over the previous generation of security solutions including:
- Fully integrated solution with biometric fingerprint registration and authentication fully integrated into the access control system. The whole solution sits on a single database and communicate over a local or wide area network (LAN/WAN). This enables biometric finger print templates to be distributed to each door’s access reader over the LAN/WAN.
- Reduction in the cost of ownership as there is no ongoing requirement for consumer items such as proximity access cards, card printer ribbons, etc. There is little maintenance needed as all field devices are of solid state construction with no moving parts, not even relays.
- Establish a set of security policies and set these up as rules so it is simple to manage the entire enterprise and all its sites from any workstation. Management of the system can be devolved to building managers.
- Short term contractors and visitors are accommodated by enrolling them on the system with time limited access and automatic expiry.
- Support for high level security using multi-factor authentication (something: you have / you are / you know) by saving the biometric template into an RFID smartcard’s memory. This delivers one to one matching by positively linking each cardholder to their RFID identity card. This enables biometric identity card holders to travel between sites, countries and continents without the need to enrol locally or electronically forward biometric templates in advance of visits.
- An API is provided to allow you to integrate the access control system with CCTV and other systems and applications.
How the System Works:
Biometric enrolment – Fingerprint templates of employees, contractors or visitors are enrolled before the biometric based access control. To do this the new starters will need to have their details captured and their fingerprints enrolled. Enrolment is done by placing a finger onto an enrolment reader. After three successful scans of the person’s biometric finger template is generated, encrypted and saved in the access control system’s database or written to a smart cards memory. The key to the successful deployment of a biometric based system is user enrolment.
The Granting of Access Permissions – The person is then given access rights according to the security clearance and work activities by allocating them to a temporary or permanent access group or access profile.
Access Authorisation and Fingerprint template distribution – A summary of the person’s details including identity number, biometric template and access credentials are downloaded to the door controllers via the LAN.
Fingerprint Authentication and Granting Access – To gain access a person, once enrolled, simply present their finger to the door access biometric reader. Once their credentials and access authorisation have been checked and passed they will be given access. High Security applications will require multi-factor authentication needing a PIN and/or biometric and/or Card to be provided before access is granted.
Access Reports and Audit Trails – The system maintains an audit trail of all access events and attempts which can be displayed in real time and also logged to the database for future referral.
- Sensor technology: High-performance optical sensor (500 dpi) with false acceptance rate (FAR) up to 10-8
- Fingerprint technology: Compliance with ISO SC37 197994-2, ANSI/INCITS 378
- Smartcard technology: MIFARE® DESFire® (13.56mHz) ISO 14443A and 7816-4 standard cards/tokens
- Read range: Up to 80mm for MIFARE® and 40mm for MIFARE® DESFire®
- Network connections: Controller Area Network (CAN), ISO 11898 standard for serial data communications
- Data retention without power: 10 years
- Cable type: CAT5e/6 Cable, max. cable length 300m from Midspan Bridge
- Operating temperature range: -25 to 60 C (-13 to 140 F)
- Power supply: 220mA quiescent, 300mA @ 12 Volts DC
- Dimensions/weight: 130mm x 81mm x 43mm / 240g
- Installation range: Potted with rubber compound suitable for indoor installation
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