The key to achieving access control is absolute identification of authorized users. This means using biometrics which is the only identification method that “cements” a user’s credentials to a person.
The Pharmaceutical industry has many regulations ranging from the Food and Drug Administration to the Department of Homeland Security and international regulations, all of which are aimed at minimizing the potential for unauthorized persons to gain access to proprietary materials. Furthermore, the industry is tasked with keeping drugs, both controlled and uncontrolled out of the hands of unauthorized employees, vendors, visitors, and patients. Therefore, it is key for the industry to control access at each and every stage of the business: from receiving raw materials to delivery of drugs to patients.
Biometrics are the only way to ensure that unauthorized persons using traditional credentials, i.e. cards or keypads, do not access your facilities. Biometric identification exceeds the performance of traditional credentials in accuracy, installation cost, training, and maintenance and of course identification. The design of the FaceKey Integrated Security Access Control System provides long term, low maintenance, cost reducing solutions that meet regulatory standards.
FaceKey benefits and features for the pharmaceutical industry:
Easily managed hierarchical access areas: The FaceKey solutions provides zones controlled by our biometric fingerprint or face recognition readers. This system prevents unauthorized access to any area.
- Identification technology: The identity technology of your access control is significant to your physical security. Our access control system utilizes the ultimate identification – your biometrics: fingerprint and face recognition. Doors: It is common for external doors of office buildings, manufacturing plants and warehouses to have access control. Other critical assets such as labs and data centers are also high-profile targets. Laboratories, animal research facilities, and clean rooms require stringent access control.
- Gates: Reader controlled motorized gates or barriers arms may be used to restrict unauthorized vehicles from gaining access to the site.
- Two man rule: FaceKey can ensure that where the presence of two or more persons is required, fraud or collusion will not occur.
- Encryption: All data stored or exchanged will be encryption to ensure that profiles or data is not compromised during transmission.
- Muster control: FaceKey’s Muster system integrated with access control will provide a real time list of missing persons.
- Time and Attendance: When integrated with access control, time and attendance will ensure the accuracy of work time and prevent buddy punching and “ghost employees”, and reduces administrative costs.
- Visitors: Visitor management can be integrated with the access control system reducing the need for escorts.
- Distribution: As chemicals and medications leave the manufacturing facility, they will pass through many hands before reaching their final destination. At each step of the wa, access control readers can be used to assure that only authorized personnel receive the products as they move throughout the distribution chain.
- Audit trails: A searchable electronic record is logged each for each event.
- Biometrics: Biometrics are the only way to be certain that unauthorized persons using traditional credentials/cards do not access your time clocks or facilities. When compared with biometric identification, the traditional credential falls short in every category: accuracy, installation cost, training, maintenance, and convenience. In addition, the design of the FaceKey Systems allow for long trouble free service which comply which regulatory needs and at the same time reduce your security costs.
FaceKey integrated security access controls time and attendance systems, and muster system will protect facility, staff, visitors and assets with the lowest possible total cost of ownership. There are no annual license fees and a two year warranty.
- Pharmaceutical chemical production plants
- Diagnostic product development and production facilities
- Final dosage form and packaging lines
- Biopharma plants
- Medical research laboratories
- Clean rooms
- Drug Production units
- Warehouse and distribution centers
- Clinical trial locations
- Nursing homes