Biometric Access Control

Biometric access control is a growing market with organisations opting for fingerprint access control because a fingerprint is a more secure means of authentication than proximity or coded entry.


The ultimate goal of access control is to restrict access to people in defined areas, making facilities more secure. Only a biometric device truly provides this capability to the end user. There are biometric systems available today which can economically meet the needs of almost any access control application, such as Videx’s B100 standalone door entry reader, and the Portal Plus networked Access control system for larger systems.


The B100 is a standalone system, providing complete access control for a single door. Users simply swipe their finger to gain access. Access granted or denied is then signalled though an integral sounder and the tri-state fascia illumination. The integral relay is then activated for the programmed time. Optionally, the relay can be remote for additional security using a serial bus to a touch-to exit-device on the secure side of the door which can also be used as a means of exiting the building.


The B100 is available in a surface or flush format. The flush version has been designed specifically to fit a standard single gang UK electrical box. This is particularly useful as quite often a single gang box will be fitted at the ‘first fix’ stage of a development requiring the security installer to find a suitable reader to fit. With the B100 reader in flush, however, it’s a perfect fit and Videx also offer a range of readers and exit buttons in the same style to accompany this reader, all available in three colour options.


The B100 reader can be used is in a small office block where staff can gain access to secure parts of the building or schools and nurseries where the teachers and staff can gain access simply and conveniently while restricting access to visitors and children. For larger systems, the Portal Plus allows coded, proximity and fingerprint access to be combined on the same system with the additional option of dual technology readers for higher security demands.