Security door access: research of biometric systems for the use in a multi-site facility

Security door access: research of biometric systems for the use in a multi-site facility
Lisa Robson
BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering
Newcastle College University Centre

ABSTRACT
Access control has a strong focus (Fickes, 2003) in the security industry where the traditional form of using cards previously dominated. The company uses a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to allow access to and from three buildings on site. Issues associated with this system include, forgotten, lost and stolen cards. Biometric technology, once seen as a futuristic application, is a practical answer to address security concerns. It will eliminate the requirement for ID cards. Access control is the most common use for biometric technology, although it also has problems. This article will focus on the research of biometric technologies, with the aim of replacing the current RFID system with a suitable alternative to eliminate issues and improve security.

KEYWORDS: Biometric Technology, Door Access, Enrolment, Identification and Authorisation, RFID Technology

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