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Biometric Access Control – South Africa

2018 has seen a massive increase in the development of technology in the Biometric Access Control sector. Globally, the Biometric Access technology market is expected to reach R875 billion by 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Making it the fastest-growing segment of access control.

Keeping these facts and statistics in mind, it is evident that we need to come to terms with the integration of Biometric Access Control solutions into modern corporate security solutions. Most modern corporations are aware that it is vital to stay up to date with technology to see the success of an organisation in the 21st Century.

In the below article we outline the recent trends and developments in the Biometric Access Control industry as well as the benefits and the various solutions available to suit numerous industries.


“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” Tim O’Reilly


What Is Biometric Access Control?

Biometrics refers to the analysis of unique human characteristics such as the Iris, Face and/or Fingerprint as a form of identification. Biometric Access Control uses these unique human characteristics as validation of incoming personnel. This form of access control, namely, using biometric markers not only enhances security for both your staff and your business, but also allows you to monitor additional variables such as Time and Attendance, Personnel Location Data and Data integrity.



Different Types of Biometric Access Control Solutions


Fingerprint Scanning                                                                                                                Vascular Biometrics

fingerprint-scanning                 Vascular-biometrics


Facial Recognition                                                                                                                     Iris Scanning



Voice Authentication



Trends and Developments

Biometric Access Control is an industry developing daily with new and advanced technologies such as DNA matching, Odour biometrics and most recently, advanced Biometric Facial recognition cameras, however in the end, the ultimate goal remains the same - to allow access for authorized personnel in a convenient and hassle-free manner without jeopardizing the safety of the business and its employees. 2018 has been a flagship year with numerous industries and sectors taking on the use of Biometric Access Control en masse, a few examples include Airports, Automotive industry and Gyms and Municipalities to name a few. Biometric Access Control Systems have many advantages and benefits to modern day society making it one of the most popular forms of security.

The below Graph depicts the expected exponential growth of Biometric Access Control Between 2015 - 2024


Image: Enterprise Biometrics Devices and Licenses by Modality, World Markets 2015 – 2024


Benefits of Biometric Access Control

Accurate and efficient accountability

With the use of biometric analysis, the access control depends on the unique characteristics of each authorized personnel making it extremely difficult for fraud and unauthorised access. Data is collected accurately and can be referred to at a later stage if need be.


Operational costs are reduced as there is no longer a need to keep reports and data manually, wasted HR time is reduced and profitability and efficiency of your employees is increased. Biometric access control solutions save all the information you will need automatically.

Easy to Use

Biometric access control solutions are low maintenance systems, which are simple to set up and integrate into existing solutions. Intervid-Africa has a highly skilled team that will walk you through the process step by step making the use of the system extremely easy.


Intervid-Africa supplies and installs a range of Biometric Access Control systems, from simple keypad access to entire corporate Access Control Solutions. We operate throughout South Africa and have regional head offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. To request an obligation free site visit from our experienced Access Control team, call us on 086 001 8103 or enquire here.