The Future of Physical and Health Security Is Contactless

With a global pandemic on our heels comes a heightened sense of importance for health security, and where health and security are concerned comes the greater need for contactless access systems.

Security challenges during the COVID-19 situation

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines COVID-19 as a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus.

As with all viral infections, COVID-19 can be passed from person to person through close contact. Specifically, the infection can be transmitted through respiratory droplets (saliva and mucus) spread via coughing and sneezing.

The virus can also be spread by touching contaminated surfaces, then touching your face, mouth and nose.

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A Contactless Access System is the Solution

A contactless access system cuts down the instances of person-to-person and person-to-surface contact, significantly reducing the risk of you and your employees contracting viral infections or spreading one.

Touchless biometrics systems that utilize facial, voice and gesture recognition technologies, as well as the use of contactless cards, are designed to secure entry and access to facilities and other private data, and at the same time secure the health of each employee in light of pandemics like COVID-19.

In fact, in other countries, the government has already ordered the use of touchless biometric access systems in lieu of contact-based systems such as fingerprint scanners, keypads and even keys.

There is a definite shift from contact-based to touchless security systems, and with good reason. Upgrading to a contactless access system today provides several benefits at the moment and in the near future.

Benefits of the Contactless Access System

Apart from physical and health security, benefits include:

Tighter security

With features such as 3D mapping and deep learning capabilities, facial recognition systems are more accurate and reliable in terms of authenticating identity than standard fingerprint scanners.

Higher convenience

Employees don’t have to carry keys or remember passwords to enter facilities and access confidential data. Without the need for keys and cards, there is no need to create or replace lost or stolen ones, as well as change locks of the whole facility, in cases where there is a breach in security.

Easy Installation and Integration

Installing contactless access systems in the workplace is quick and easy. Systems can also be integrated into the company’s security and management tools for more streamlined operations, but at a less cost.

Better storage

Systems have a higher memory and storage capacity for user profiles and data.

Enter the Suprema FaceStation 2

With the greater need for tighter physical and health security comes the Suprema FaceStation 2, a next-generation facial recognition system that offers contactless operation and unequalled matching speed and accuracy.

The Suprema FaceStation 2 is state-of-the-art Contactless Access System

It is capable of performing biometric authentication and access control for up to 30,000 user profiles, as well as blocking fake identities and images through an IR-based live face detection technology.

In the wake of COVID-19, the FaceStation 2 offers supreme touchless capacities regardless of the office environment and lighting conditions.

Find out more about the Suprema FaceStation 2 and its diverse features that will help you enhance physical and health security in the workplace. Call Hitect International at 0917 844 6331 | 0998 999 3543 for more information.

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