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How Biometrics Technology Can Improve Business Security

The most sophisticated door access control system you can install for you office nowadays is the biometric door access, which uses the measurements and statistical analyses of the physical and behavioral characteristics of authorized personnel. Although the card access door and the pin access door system are still considered more secure than traditional locks, this type of track access entry can be integrated with other modern systems for improved security.

Here are some of its advantages.

Not only is a digitized door access system an effective crime deterrent and a secure access solution for glass doors, but it can also be used to monitor office activities in Singapore such as employee attendance, access to restricted areas, collection of evidence in case of incidents, and record-keeping. The beauty of the door access system lies in its accurate collection of information and authentication. First, it uses the preset data which is the information recorded from the authorized personnel, and the data from the visitor/owner which will be compared to the preset data. Authentication is successful is the two sets of data are nearly identical, but it also gives a leeway for small deviations in case the real owner of the thumbprint biometric has sweat on the fingers or if the real owner of the facial biometric has put on makeup or shaved the eyebrows.

What’s great about biometrics is that it can be integrated with your existing CCTV camera systems and intercom system to make verification and security coordination more efficient. If your intercom solution is used only for reception and inter-floor surveillance, you can get more from it through identification using a security camera and an additional software for the biometrics. Even small offices can benefit from this simple setup. An analog camera can also work with a basic intercom system if you just need to monitor who goes in and out of the office. Position the analog camera near the access system to provide more security.

For larger buildings in Singapore, however, advanced hardware and software from a good IP camera company can provide better security. You can upgrade your CCTV or security camera to an IP camera to enjoy the benefits of a digitized surveillance system. In this setup, the IP camera records footage and transmits the information through an IP network, thus the name IP CCTV. Unlike traditional video surveillance, IP CCTV has better quality and improved transmission. These advantages provided by the IP camera system can greatly improve crime and activity monitoring in the vicinity. Additionally, a digitized surveillance can easily be integrated with a digitized version of the intercom, SIP intercom, which also uses the IP network to record, transmit, and store information.

Biometric door access is the best door access control system for large complexes and public buildings in Singapore because it decreases the time needed for verification, minimizes the instances of false negatives when identifying people, and it cannot be faked, bypassed, or copied as easily as number and codes in other security systems. Fingerprints are unique to each person, even among twins, which is what makes the thumbprint biometric more effective than a personal information number; while the structure of the face is also difficult to recreate, which makes facial biometric ideal for surveillance of large crowds in public spaces.

Best Things a Woman Must Do When in Trouble

Most of the time, girls becomes independent and entrusting their safety to the people around them. However, there are times that this will happen because the reality is that many girls are scared to trust anybody because of the many things that might happen to them. These are the best things that a girl should do whenever she faces a real danger.


  • When you are going home and choose to ride a taxi, always make sure that you got all the information that you can get in your way to home late night. Also, give all the details to your mother of father and other relatives, if nobody answers your call, pretend to have a conversation with someone. By doing this, the driver would be in doubt to do crime. Hence, he will just bring you home very safe.


  • Moreover, if the taxi you are riding turn to a direction that you think might be suspicious, choke the driver using any string that you have. If ever it is not present, you can hardly pull his shirt. This will also do the same trap.
  • In addition, if you are walking along the streets and found that there are no cars or any vehicles available, walk as fast as you can as this will limit the chance of the stranger to follow you. However, if you think that he is still following you. Go to an ATM machine. Since ATM machines have CCTV cameras, strangers would leave you alone.

Always remember that criminals don’t want to be identified. Therefore, as much as possible be alert and keep an eye on the information that you can get in a person.


Maintaining Windows

5454 On December 12, 2013, BCA (Building and Construction Authority) notified the public that the cases of falling windows from condominium residences have diminished. According to BCA, the cases of falling windows are the lowest in 5 years. BCA said that in the first 11 months of 2013, there were about forty cases of falling windows. This is smaller compared to the sixty seven cases the previous year. The main reason for falling windows is the corrosion of the aluminium rivets in the window panels.

Thankfully, no one was hurt by falling windows this year. All homeowners are encouraged by the BCA to alter their aluminium rivets to stainless steels. If they fail to alter their window rivets, they will be fined of not more than S$5,000 and/or not more than 6 months in jail. If you do not want to be charged, you should follow the alteration guidelines and observe proper window maintenance. Window maintenance includes:



The basic thing that you need to do is clean your windows. It is not enough to clean the glass. You have to consider other parts of the window like the hinges, track and sliding shoes as often as you can. The dirt can compromise the quality of the said parts.


If you notice that your windows are stiff, it is time to apply lubricants or grease. Do not forget the pivoting points and other moveable parts. It should be lubricated or greased at least twice a year. When you put lubricant or grease, open and close your windows several times so it will be smooth.


Apart from checking and lubricating the moveable parts of the window, you should also check the glass panes. You have to see to it that there are no cracks or loose panels. If you notice that something is missing and you think that it can compromise the integrity of the windows, you should consider repair.


It is best to leave the repairs to the experts. When you notice something different, you should call a certified window contractor. If you get experts, you will be assured that they will do an excellent job. It will cost you but do not worry because it is not that expensive.

If you live in a high-rise environment, your window is your responsibility. You should do your best to take care of it so you will not hurt the innocent people passing by your building. Falling windows can be prevented if you practice and observe the maintenance guidelines provided above.