How has security changed and what has it accomplished over the years as new technologies develop? Much of the new technology that exists today was inspired by science-fiction movies we have watched in the past and biometric locks are not an exception. Biometric locks are cutting-edge security devices used by companies, and even residential owners, who want a top-notch security system to protect their property in the Greater Vancouver area.
So what is biometrics? Biometrics refers to metrics or measurements related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication (or realistic authentication) is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. It is also used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance. In the case of biometric locks, are devices only allow authorized people to freely enter protected areas based on specific identifying information, namely a fingerprint, eye feature or facial characteristics. In other words, with biometric locks, you become your own key. There are currently two types of models on the market, touchless biometric locks that use eye or voice recognition, and touch-identification biometric locks (for fingerprints).
There are a number of advantages to using a biometric system, including not having keys to lose or memorized ever-changing access passwords or codes in circulation. All they require is some form of biometric data, such as your fingerprint, palm, or a retina scan.
These systems offer superior protection against theft. When the door is closed, it locks automatically and will require biometric data to be provided again to unlock the lock. You can restrict as much or as little space as you like with some locks holding information from a few up to even 50 users.
They are easy to install, programmed easily, operated for homes and businesses, and can be easily integrated into almost any type of door today. The more sophisticated models enable you to view the entry and exit history of users.
Biometric locks are usually installed with an alternative opening system that requires an emergency mechanical key, digital code or access card with each lock comes with backup battery power – so they work through power outages for added security.
Arpel Security Systems is proud to install Honeywell security components at homes and businesses across the region. While these systems combine the latest advances in technology and blend seamlessly into your home, whether you choose a hardwired or wireless system, Arpel Security Systems offers in-house monitoring service for your peace of mind. Your system will be professionally installed by our experienced and licensed technicians supported by Arpel warning stickers and lawn sign.
When it comes to protecting your home and your family, Arpel Security Systems has more than four decades of experience. For a security solution that’s a perfect fit for you and your home, schedule a consultation with one of our experts today.