Biometric Readers for Turnstiles have found very important place in access control industry. Biometrics is a very vast and hi tech field of engineering & technology with applications from banking sector to education to security & surveillance field. Biometric devices in security engineering have been recognised by industry experts owing to high level of security, hack proof and a very cost effective device. Apart from hack proof it eliminates the use of expensive RFID cards & huge data entry programming regarding the entry of credentials based on numbers and codes.
It is very simple to understand that plastic card can be lost & the possibility of misuse arises unless blocked, we can forget the code or the code can be leaked but biometric identification modes are permanent, safe & secure, be it face, palm, voice, retina, thumb etc. There are several modes of using Biometric Readers for Turnstiles based on the biometric identification methods can be used for the turnstiles considering the cost, application and need as required factors.
The widely used biometric identification devices used for turnstiles are
- Finger print identification systems
- Face recognition systems
The Biometric Readers for Turnstiles like finger print readers are used at entry and exit of the turnstiles integrated with the access control panels. The fingerprint device can be embedded in the surface of the device or can be fixed over the surface of the turnstiles. Usually the fingerprint sensor is slightly covered in form of the bowl so that it is not struck directly by sunlight or dust or any environmental changes in case of outdoor application. And if the turnstile used outdoor, the external devices must and should be with strict environmental conditions.
Face recognition system is used widely a now days on turnstiles as it is very easy to use and are totally contact less.
Due to COVID-19 of Corona-Virus family, the face identification method is widely used that helps in helps in maintaining the safety in form of infection control that can be otherwise transmitted by human carrier issue, and now a day’s face identification devices are provided with elevated temperature detection devices hence halting the entry of people with elevated temperatures.