Security and efficiency are two of the foremost advantages that come to mind with regard to biometric technology, but another key benefit that businesses gain is increased transparency. Within data center operations there can be a certain amount of obfuscation regarding access control and the coming and goings of employees. Anyone can use a key, key card or passcode to enter or exit a facility, but a fingerprint is unique to the wielder, allowing a company to track exactly who is entering their buildings, and at what time.
By installing fingerprint scanners and other biometric security options, firms will be able to optimize the tracking of access, not just the control over it. Should even an authorized employee enter a facility at a suspicious hour, too frequently over the course of the day, or worse, never exit, it can raise a red flag much more quickly than other traditional security systems where a business wouldn’t be able to track it as efficiently, if at all.
The improvement of access transparency also improves security by default, allowing companies to focus on knowing how and when employees are moving around their facilities, not who has access. This optimizing workflow while establishing stricter control over the building in general – providing businesses with a way to lock out specific wings or rooms more effectively without administrators and executives requiring a massive keyring to get around.
Optimally, a business that invests in biometric solutions will be able to focus on both security and access control, making both more effective and efficient. The end result will be a data center that runs more smoothly, but also protects sensitive information better to optimize compliance and consumer trust in its operations.