A house is where you make your home and your love for your family and all those under your household keeps them safe and secure. Psychologists say that a shelter (house/home) is a human need, because it provides you security but unfortunately, today even a locked house can still fall prey to intruders and your brick walls and Red Wood doors won’t be able to stop them, I’m afraid. Security is true today as it was a thousand years ago and having a dog or several dogs, swords, spears, bow and arrows and a strong united community defines clearly what “safe” is. However, we’re smarter now than our ancestors and although we have not forgotten the lessons that they taught us, we do have better ways to secure ourselves.
For instance, you don’t need a hundred strong men who are armed to the teeth to keep your house and community safe – what you need is a biometric scanner and a nasty alarm that will alert the police in seconds that will definitely scare the living daylights out of any intruder! That’s the advantage of a state-of-the-art home security system you see, everything is automated and is 100% secured. Theft and home invasion has always been a problem ever since mankind invented the ideology of possession (i. e. if it’s very important to you, then it must be very valuable to others too) and it started out with simple things like gold, jewelry, cash – ones that are easy to carry and get away with fast. Today, however, is a completely different scenario and people can steal your identity and cause far more harm than stealing your material possessions!
From the Benign to the Extreme
As for identity theft you’ll need to be careful when you make online transactions or giving out your social security number to credit rating companies or any other third party companies conducting suspicious surveys. But for theft and home invasion you’ll need a biometric scanner, reinforced steel or blast doors, silent alarms to alert the police and if absolutely necessary a handgun, shotgun or a semi-automatic/automatic rifle to protect yourself and your family – also your material things. Forgive me for mentioning industrial and military-grade security systems here like the blast doors and automatic rifles, but believe it or not there have been incidences where intruders used high caliber fully automatic guns and explosives and some of these people do not invade your homes to steal stuff but your very lives! Some home security systems though are designed to be non-lethal and they keep your home safe while you can use tasers on thieves and intruders. They’ll be immobilized and/or temporarily unconscious but they’ll be fine afterwards.
Biometric Scanners and Automated Security Systems can Thwart Company Espionage
Well, now that you have an idea as to why you need a biometric scanner and home security in your house, you may also consider installing it in your office building, business establishment or a high-end industrial facility. Company espionage may not be as rampant as it was in the past as it is more realistic to steal information by hacking your databanks than to physically be there and steal those blueprints for a new product design; however, there are instances when the product in question and information related to it is too sensitive to be placed in your databanks. In this scenario the intruder may opt to infiltrate your office building to acquire it, but it would make it virtually impossible for them to get through every door that leads to your prized possession without tripping the alarms.
So as you can see using biometric scanners as a means to secure your home or office building is absolutely necessary. It is one of those things that you would be thankful for that human ingenuity worked towards your favor instead of against it.
Typical Biometrics Tech Specs
A biometric scanner is an electronic device powered by a smart computer microprocessor that has the ability to scan your fingerprint, unique retinal formations, facial features and patterns, voice and soon probably even your DNA. It stores these information either in its onboard flash memory or the mainframe computer of your home or corporate building, so that whenever you access the entrances or exits of these places you will have to allow the biometric scanner to scan you every time in order for the computer to identify you and determine whether or not you have the proper security clearance to enter the house or facility. Here’s a more detailed information on a typical biometric scanner:
– Supply voltage: 3.6 – 6.0VDC
– Operating current: 120mA max
– Peak current: 150mA max
– Fingerprint imaging time: <1.0 seconds
– Window area: 14mm x 18mm
– Signature file: 256 bytes
– Template file: 512 bytes
– Storage capacity: 162 templates
– Safety ratings (1-5 low to high safety)
– False Acceptance Rate: <0.001% (Security level 3)
– False Reject Rate: <1.0% (Security level 3)
– Interface: TTL Serial
– Baud rate: 9600, 19200, 28800, 38400, 57600 (default is 57600)
– Working temperature rating: -20C to +50C
– Working humidity: 40%-85% RH
– Full Dimensions: 56 x 20 x 21.5mm
– Exposed Dimensions (when placed in box): 21mm x 21mm x 21mm triangular
– Weight: 20 grams
However safe and secure you want your home or office to be is entirely up to you. You’ll be happy to know that there are different types of biometric scanners out there and depending on your needs, there’s certainly one to match from the lot.