3 problems with access cards – and the solution

You can find them in almost every office or company building: cards to open doors. And although cards, tags, keys, and codes are the norm nowadays, they impose several problems.

Unauthorized use

First of all, using cards, tags, keys, and codes can cause security risks. For example, these means of access can easily be lost and subsequently found by someone that shouldn’t have access to your building. In the same way, an unauthorized person could act in a more targeted manner and try to steal a card or tag. Also, cards and tags could be purposely transferred from one person to another.

Hassle – a lot of it

Secondly, conventional ways of granting access such as cards, tags, keys, and codes are forgotten and get lost all the time. This, in turn, causes a lot of hassle when people are trying to enter a building in a hurry, and can cause a lot of inconveniences when it happens frequently. Also, the handling of lost, stolen and found cards and the continued issuance of new cards takes a lot of time and is expensive.

Health risks

The third and last big issue is hygiene. The fact that use of cards, tags, keys and codes often requires contact with the card scanner or the door in some way, including the touching of door handles, can help spread bacteria and might impose health risks.

Access by face

So, if cards and tags cause all these problems, what is a better way to grant people access? Well, at 20face we found out that the use of face recognition for entrance provides a lot of benefits. Not only does it solve the three problems discussed above, but it also has some other plusses. For example, it improves hospitality for employees, business relations and visitors, and portrays a very innovative image of your organisation.

Ready for the future

On top of that, the only problem with face recognition solutions – privacy concerns – can be solved today. By putting the user completely in control we can create a solution that is GDPR-compliant and 100% safe for users: no consent, no recognition.

Therefore, the road is clear: face recognition is now ready for large-scale application and ready for the future.

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