Which is the best way to control de entrance and exit of your visitors and contractors?

More and more entrepreneurs are investing in different and innovative access control systems for staff and visitors. These systems are beneficial since they simplify the administrative processes of entrances and exits and increase security.

But which is the best way to control contractors and visitors access?

Many companies have a constant and varied flow of contractors and visitors, some of these are frequent visitors and others unknown, so it is essential to have an access control software that guarantee the highest level of security and that speeds up the entry and exit of the most frequent visitors, saving automatically, the data of all the people who enter and leave our establishments, so, when someone has already registered their data in the system, they can return at any other time to the company and enter without going through reception, saving a lot of time in the registration process, since they will only have to use smart cards or any other biometric data that is stored in the system and authorized for entry. In addition, their stay will be enabled for as long as the administration deems necessary.

Without filling out formats, papers, or leaving documents at reception. Access control and visitor management systems are the best options to control the visits of your company’s contractors because it simplifies the security protocols in the access of personnel, saves time, costs and makes life easier for your company, your employees and your visitors. At Idxtra our systems also protect the personal data of our visitors, complying with the GDPR.

Benefits and advantages:

By implementing a solution for contractors and visitors access control we can:

  • Increase the security of the building, having the certainty that only authorised persons enter.
  • Save on costs and expenses in specialised private security personnel.
  • Full registration daily. With real-time information about who is on-site.
  • Greater control and management of all staff, contractors and visitors.

The access control and visitor management system of IdXtra is called VisiTapp, made it to greet your visitors to your premises in a more welcoming and up to date way than signing a name badge. The web-based system tracks, store and monitor important documents and certificates for your visitors to ensure safeguarding compliance.

VisiTapp also records time & attendance data which can be reported on from VisiTapp or fed back to an MIS or payroll system. You can link VisiTapp to your current access control system.

Dare to innovate in your company by investing in this type of technology!

Biometric Technology: When we are the password

New technologies are growing constantly and they make our lives easier. Biometric technology uses methods and techniques to verify the identity of a person based on their physical characteristics.

Biometric technology analyses physical differences between people to distinguish one individual from another. However, not every physical trait can be used as a biometric measure, they have to fulfil certain criteria:

  • Universality: Every individual must have that specific physical trait.
  • Particularity: The physical trait must be sufficiently strong to distinguish some individuals from others.
  • Permanence: The physical trait must not vary over time.

If we compare biometric technology with other authentication systems such as cards, passwords or bracelets, it has a lot of advantages because it is more comfortable, you can not forget or lose something that you have on your body!

In addition, it has no maintenance costs and it is very difficult to falsify or supplant the biometric identity of a person. Nowadays, the biometric authentication systems that are commonly in use are:

  • Fingerprint: Reads the surface or sub-dermal layer of the skin analysing the ridge flow patterns and logging all points of interest. It has a security rate of 99.9%.
  • Authentication by vascular biometric: Reads the pattern of veins within a finger or an entire hand.
  • Facial recognition: Is a technology requiring stable ambient conditions such as the lighting in order to be reliable.
  • Iris scan: This is one of the most secure systems but remains a very expensive technology.
  • Voice recognition: The voice is a very particular characteristic, as it is different in each one of us.

Although its use is not very common yet, the application of biometric technology has strong commercial justification in many markets. It reduces system maintenance costs, streamlines the processes of entry and exit of people and it improves security.

In conclusion, it is clear that biometric technology is the future and that it is a reliable authentication system, robust, easy to use and above all, provides the highest levels of security.

At IdXtra we know how important it is to be aware of the latest technology and therefore we offer biometric technology in our products such as access control and visitor management systems.