Biometrics: a secure and reliable way to control access

clip_image001Biometrics is a term used to describe unique physiological characteristics such as fingerprints, DNA or the iris which can be used to identify an individual. These attributes can be used to authorise access to an individual and the technology involved in doing so provides one of the most secure access control methods.

Biometric identification is more secure and reliable than password, PIN, ID cards or fob based authorisation because the individual has to be physically present at the time. This prevents an individual from stealing the code or implement used to gain access to a restricted area. Using biometric identification also removes the need for individuals to remember passwords or PIN numbers and eliminates the need to replace cards or fobs when one is lost or staff leave the company. This also means that biometric identification is a more cost effective method of granting access because individuals can be easily added or removed from the system.

The FR-240 Biometric Fingerprint Reader provides a secure and reliable way to control access to restricted areas. Every fingerprint is unique and is defined by a series of ridges and channels on the surface of the finger. Even as the individual ages their fingerprint will remain the same. The fingerprints of individuals you wish to give authorisation to will be registered to the device and when their fingerprint is presented to the device they will be granted access. The FR-240 comes with a remote control to program the device and easy to follow instructions to ensure the management of your access control system is as simple as possible.

If your business needs to control access to restricted areas, Gateway Automation can assess your requirements and provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation and feasibility survey. Click here for more information about FR-240 Biometric Fingerprint Readers, click here to arrange a callback or click here to download our free brochure.

Block Unwanted Vehicle Access with Rising Kerbs

clip_image002What is clear in today’s world of highly organised and well equipped criminals is that securing your businesses premises is paramount. Criminal gangs will look for property that has the potential to house high value assets but is poorly defended so it is important you risk assess your premises and address the areas of weakness.

Blocking vehicle access points in the form of an automatic rising kerb is an ideal first line of defence. The GA8000 Automatic Rising Kerb is a tough and reliable method that will prevent a vehicle from accessing your premises. It acts as a visible deterrent with its yellow and black stripes and imposing height while its strength, height and width provides an un-compromising solution that prevents unwanted vehicle access.

The GA8000 is available in half-width sizes from 2 - 5 metres and at a height 340mm, 500mm or 800mm depending on your security requirements. At 340mm high the automatic rising kerb will effectively stop cars and vans, the 500mm high version will provide more security and to stop the biggest HGV’s the 800mm high version is recommended.

A state of the art programmable logic controller that controls the hydraulics and other access control equipment such as traffic lights allows the GA8000 to be used in manned or unmanned vehicle access points. This automatic rising bollard can be deployed quickly and if an unwanted vehicle does attempt to gain access by ramming the obstacle, it is virtually impossible to breach which is why they are an ideal first line of defence.

If your business premises has vehicle access points which need to be more secure, Gateway Automation can provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation and feasibility survey to assess your requirements. Click here for more information about the GA8000 Automatic Rising Kerb, click here to arrange a callback or click here to download our free brochure.