Exploring Hidden Safe Options

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Exploring Hidden Safe Options

Hello everyone, my name is Chantelle Olpeck. Welcome to my site about safes. When I moved into a bad area, I was unsure how I should store all of my vintage jewelry. I had pieces passed down from my great grandmother that I never wanted to lose. I contacted a locksmith to talk about all of the options for a secure safe. I knew that people in my area were not beyond ripping the safe off the floor and leaving with the entire thing. As a result, I chose to have a hidden safe installed under the floorboards. The safe keeps my jewelry secure in the event of theft or a fire. When you look at the floor the safe is installed below, you can't even tell it is the right location. I will use this site to teach others how to keep their valuables secure with a hidden safe.


Should You Switch To Biometric Access Control?

Biometric access control is the use of biometric factors — in other words, biological characteristics — to allow access to a building, room, or other area or object. Biometric factors can include voice recognition, fingerprints and handprints, and more. Places that need very good security often use biometric access instead of cards or codes because it's impossible to lend a body part to someone to get past biometric security. If your company is upgrading its access controls, biometric options may be under consideration. While helpful, there are some things about biometric access controls that you need to know to ensure you make the right choice for your company.

Easy to Identify Who Actually Had Access

On one hand, biometrics make it easy to identify who accesses a property. While it is possible that an unauthorized person could force an authorized person to use their permissions to allow access to the property, chances are that if you find that the system logged someone as accessing the property, then that person really was there and trying to get in. Cards, keys, and codes can be borrowed or stolen, and if you find that the system log shows someone's card was used to access the property, that doesn't necessarily mean that person was actually the one to use the card.

Could Require Occupants to Provide More Medical Info Than They Want

Biometrics has received some pushback from people who are concerned about their own privacy and bodily control. That the system relies on physical characteristics also means that people might have to provide more medical information than they want to should they experience a medical issue that affects the biometric factors in question. For example, someone who injures their hand may have to give more detail about the injury than they'd like if the injury obscured their fingerprints when those are used to identify the person for access control. Another person who simply doesn't want biological characteristics logged in the security system may object to sharing voiceprints or iris images.

Might Be Thrown off by Minor Changes

Biometric systems can also be thrown off by temporary changes, such as voice recognition not recognizing someone when they're suffering from allergies that have affected their throat. This won't make a biometric system impossible to ever use, but you should devise a plan to deal with these minor issues so that access isn't blocked for legitimate occupants.

Contact a company that offers commercial access control systems for more information.