Since January 2016 the number of contracts awarded for biometric entry systems has increased by 59% to over 975 contracts in 2018 (Q1-3).
The other significant trend for the industry is that the majority of these contracts also include additional digital services such as online inductions and training and Right to Work.
Biometrics have been applied in the construction sector with increasing regularity to help control access to sites, reducing the risk of uninvited visitors.
As well as ensuring the security of a site, biometric systems can also be used to ensure that any workers on site have the necessary qualifications to do the job they are being employed to do and have completed any site specific inductions required by the job.
Nick Wilkinson, Head of Workforce Management Solutions at Human Recognitions Systems, said: “The construction sector has really woken up to the significant advancements that digital technology such as biometrics can offer them.
“Not only does it help to improve site security and training compliance, it can provide management with a significant amount of useful data that can improve site efficiencies for future jobs.
“Biometrics was the first part of the jigsaw in the digital construction picture for many main contractors and will remain at its heart as the industry moves forward.”