With technology constantly evolving, each day brings us a step closer to the next huge advancement in security and access control systems. Gone are the days when a simple keypad would grant you access to a property, technological device or even your mobile phone. At the rate technology has been advancing over the past decade, it’s hard to fathom just how far access control systems can advance.
The Rise of Biometrics
The use of biometrics has advanced significantly over the past 10+ years, with biometric technology becoming a part of everyday life. Whether it’s an iris scanner to unlock a door within your premises or perhaps fingerprint recognition as a means of accessing your mobile device. You can take a look through our recent article about 5 Ways Biometric Technology Is Used In Everyday Life to learn more.
IP Door Readers
IP door readers are another fantastic innovation on the generic pin entry system, this method of access control allows you to use swipe cards and Bluetooth to unlock your door/device. IP readers are unique as they can operate independently due to the use of internal memory – meaning that if the details you provide do not match what the IP reader has knowledge of, you will not gain access.
The Evolution of Mobile Phones
Long gone are the days of a simple passcode or pattern being the only options to unlock your mobile phone. Over the past 5 years, we have seen fingerprint recognition come and go, with many new phones opting for the removal of home buttons. This has resulted in facial recognition becoming the primary security feature for the vast majority of new mobile phones.
So, What Does The Future Hold For Access Control?
It’s crazy to see how far access control and biometric technology has advanced throughout the past decade, it won’t be long until the technology used in movies like Mission Impossible and James Bond becomes a part of everyday life. Iris recognition is tipped to be the next advancement within the industry, however, the possibilities are truly limitless.