What is the best way to control the 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 as they simplify the administrative processes of entrances and exits and increase security.

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

Many companies have a constant and varied flow of visitors and contractors. Some are frequent visitors and others unknown. It is essential therefore to have an access control software that guarantees the highest level of security and that speeds up the entry and exit of the most frequent visitors, one that will automatically save the data of anyone who enters and leaves their establishments. So when someone has already registered their data in the system, they can return at any time and enter without going through reception, thus saving lots of time in the registration process. They will only need to use smart cards or other biometric data that is already stored in the system and authorised for entry. In addition, their visit will be enabled only for as long as the administration deems it necessary.

Without filling in forms or leaving documents at reception, access control and visitor management systems are the best options for controlling visits from your company’s contractors.  They simplify security protocols for access of personnel, save time and money and make life easier for the company, its employees and its visitors. At idXtra our systems also protect the personal data of our visitors, thereby complying fully with the latest GDPR regulations.

Benefits and Advantages:

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

  • Increase the security of the building, with the certainty that only authorised persons may enter.
  • Save on the cost and expense of hiring specialised private security personnel.
  • Full daily registration with real-time information about who is on-site.
  • Greater control and management of all staff, contractors and visitors.

idXtra’s access control and visitor management system is VisiTapp. It will greet visitors to your premises in a more welcoming and up to date way than by signing a name badge, and the web-based system will track, store and monitor important documents and certificates for your visitors in order 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. VisiTapp can also be linked to your current access control system.

Dare your company to be innovative 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.