Eliminate privacy concerns and enhance security

SMART Access & Identity 2024 Access Control & Identity Management, IoT & Automation

In recent years, the access control landscape has transformed significantly due to evolving technology trends and increased awareness of privacy and security concerns. Biometric access control systems, which rely on unique biological traits for authentication, have gained prominence as protectors of sensitive spaces like offices and buildings. However, this transition presents a complex set of challenges.

The growing adoption of biometric access control systems is driven by their precision and diverse modalities, ranging from fingerprint recognition to advanced facial recognition. This expanded capability offers identity verification once considered to be science fiction, leading organisations worldwide to embrace biometrics as a vital part of their access control strategies.

Nevertheless, this surge in adoption has raised pressing concerns, particularly regarding safeguarding sensitive biometric data. In an era marked by data breaches and heightened privacy concerns, protecting this valuable information has become a top priority, aligning with stringent privacy regulations like GDPR. Concurrently, the ever-evolving mobile technology landscape has ushered in an era of convenience and connectivity, making the intersection of biometric access control and mobile technology highly relevant.

In response to these challenges, Suprema introduces the innovative ‘Template on Mobile’ (ToM) feature within BioStar 2. ToM represents a mobile access paradigm, securely storing facial templates on users’ smartphones, eliminating the need for reliance on company servers for biometric data storage. This strategic shift empowers users with enhanced privacy and security, placing control over sensitive credential data in their hands.

1. Privacy and data security

ToM enables users to securely store their facial credentials on their smartphones, mitigating the need to entrust companies with the protection of their sensitive biometric data. This feature significantly aids organisations in achieving GDPR compliance by eliminating the necessity of storing users’ biometric data on central servers, thus decentralising data management.

2. Enhanced user convenience

Mobile access using ToM empowers users to enter buildings using their smartphones. Users do not have to carry physical keys or RFID cards, which can be lost, forgotten, or damaged. Moreover, users can autonomously update their image or biometric data used for authentication without requesting a change by the administrator to improve authentication performance.

3. Streamlined management and unlimited scalability

ToM simplifies the task of administrators by allowing users to enrol their biometric credentials independently, without requiring administrative intervention. Additionally, since users store their credentials on their smartphones, companies can save storage capacity and achieve unlimited scalability without the need for additional servers.

4. Heighted security

ToM integrates mobile access and biometric authentication into a multi-factor authentication (MFA) method. ToM makes access more secure, while still being convenient.

Suprema offers the largest variety of MFA credentials in the industry, which are compatible with facial authentication, fingerprint recognition, RFID cards, PINs, mobile access, QR codes, and barcode credentials. Suprema’s AI-based facial recognition access control solution, BioStation 3, has added the ToM service to the device’s functionality. BioStation 3 provides contactless and a variety of credential options. Both the companies and users can access the innovative features of ToM, ushering in a new era of convenience and security.


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