Real estate investors are now proposing that every property should be installed with a biometric security system aside from the commercial security CCTV and home security systems. Properties in questions are villas and apartments. The system is equipped with devices that will be able to detect unique characteristic of a person like the iris, voice or fingerprints.
PragaKoticha, a Venetian Villas proprietor based in Naguru, Kampala, said that biometric security will make it harder for intruders to enter private properties.
Koticha said that a biometric lock is more convenient because the homeowner does not have to carry around house keys which can be bulky at times. You will not only be carrying a single key if you have a number of rooms inside the apartment or villa. Keys can also be lost or stolen and people with bad intentions can easily make copies of them.
He added that it is more convenient to remember a pass code in order to enter the house rather than to carry keys around. Codes are much like the ones inputted in mobile phones or emails.
Koticha further explained that tenants will be given the access codes along with the passwords which they can change at will. Aside from the biometric system, there is also an option for an added house key if they so desire. The information regarding the biometric system will be stored in a secured system which will act as a backup in case it is needed in the future.
Biometric security is one of the most commonly used nowadays. One of the biggest proof is the recent announcement made by Apple that there upcoming versions will be equipped with biometric system that operates through face recognition.
Biometrics is currently being explored by Bank Of America though, along with other banks, they are unsure of the system since it will be inconvenient for consumers despite the added layer of security. This is a tough choice for them especially if they are handing large database of biometric data.
For a simple apartment or villa with commercial security CCTV and a biometric system for lock, it may work out but we will have to see what the future will unfold.