Biometric Access Control System and mobile authentication in SUPREMA
Currently, the use of applications on smartphones, as well as the development of biometric technologies, has taken authentication to a new level, both in security systems and in private and public venues, although with very little development.
These technologies authenticate the identity of an individual through the use of their physical characteristics Biometric Access Control System that make them unique (fingerprint, retina, iris, hand geometry, facial recognition, voice) both directly or through cards that store that information.
Today SUPREMA offer a mobile card that can even store biometric information, as well as general information and user access rights on smartphones. It is safe because all the information is stored in the smartphones without saving the user’s information in the Biometric access control System device.
In addition to security, the factor that is driving biometric and mobile verification is comfort, since nowadays no one goes out without their cell phone, let alone their fingerprints or face. This type of authentication makes the user experience with the security systems easier and less stressful than remembering a PIN, passwords or forgetting their physical access card.
Security in mobile access
Studies show that the mobile phone is the heart of consumers’ digital life, being the device with the most use. 22% of its users spend 20 hours or more per week browsing with it. At the same time, Latin America already has 45% smartphone penetration, a number that will increase thanks to lower prices.
In recent years, the use of technologies such as NFC (Near field Communication) has increased as a way in which we can identify ourselves without the need to have a physical card. Not only for a security system, but also for making payments. Although it is a system recently implemented in Latin America, it has made most of the access control manufacturers begin to implement mobile credentialing solutions aimed at this type of technology in addition to the already high consumption of mobile phones.
The convenience of using SUPREMA’s mobile credentialing technology is that the BioStar2 mobile card does not require a separate portal service. The administrator can issue a mobile card instantly from the BioStar2 or BioStar2 Mobile application and the user can instantly use the mobile card they have received just by registering it in the BioStar2 Mobile application.
In addition to the above, it can be observed that the security in the use of SUPREMA mobile credentials is high because in case of theft or loss, only the card is blocked. By having an application to use it, the user can EXIT the application and whoever has the cell phone will not be able to access. Although we know that it is unlikely that a person who has stolen a cell phone will use it to gain access since most of the time these cell phones are sol in parts and formatte in their entirety.
Solutions for large projects
SUPREMA’s mobile card is not only used for access, but also contains the user’s information, making it a very complete virtual identification, since it works for projects such as schools, government agencies or private companies where it is crucial to have the identification of people at the day and all managed from the same platform.
SUPREMA’s mobile credentialing solution offers all this and more, since within this same card we can save schedules, access groups, fingerprints and personal information of users. All of the above managed from BioStar2 with credential options adapting to the number of users who will use this form of authentication.
Safe identification for modern hospital construction
One of the largest references in the world in health systems is the United States. North America has a highly regulate system, which is revitalize thanks to the incorporation of technologies that help it improve its operating processes.
One of those procedures is the safe identification of people, places and things. This practice has brought such good returns to North American health systems that it is important to analyze how they work.
Although in a first reflection it is not dimension as it deserves, secure identification helps to counteract inconveniences in processes such as the flow of people, frau, theft and the security in general of medical centers.
Today’s access control systems, for example, are very advance. A particular software can take care of receiving user information during registration and automatically integrate it with the access control system to evaluate access permissions to different spaces, and even manage the issuance of a temporary visitor card.
For various reasons, the use of traditional keys in hospitals is a thing of the past. Now there is a wide variety of reader and encoder alternatives that can integrate with different clinic technologies. Currently, it is possible to incorporate access cards based on anti-cloning technologies, or even implement mobile access, creating identifications for employees and executives on their mobile devices with the same security features and permission management.
Finally, there is another trend in which health systems can benefit from the use of secure identification technology: home care.
Modern Hospital Construction
However, physical credentials remain of the utmost importance in this process, as some regulations require physical identification for all patients and their families to see. This issue can easily solve with the latest solutions in ID card printing, which offer personalization and security features that minimize counterfeiting and simplify the issuance process, making it possible to print a card in less than a minute, which translates into substantial savings in time and investment for health institutions.
There is also the issue of biometrics, which helps protect the identity of patients and reduce fraud in these types of institutions. Biometric technology is particularly suitable for the registration and authentication of health center affiliates, due to its inherent ability to prevent a user from taking another person’s card and gaining access to privileged resources.
Although it sounds strange, for many welfare programs it is essential to verify that the beneficiary is alive and present at the time of the transaction to avoid fraud. Multi-spectral imaging technology, for example, reads unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and next layer of finger skin and performs enhance live fingerprint detection in real time, comparing optical characteristics. of the material that is presenter against the known characteristics of living skin to determine if the finger is real or fake.
The systems leverage trusted identities to streamline patient home visits and eliminate billing fraud. There are solutions that combine NFC tags, mobile apps, cloud authentication services, and trusted web apps to simplify ‘proof of presence’ by facilitating documentation of time, location, and accurate delivery of prescribed care.
In short, all these practices standardize the management of identities to collect, process and analyze both the identity and other data of the users and strengthen the levels of security and operation of the sanatoriums.