Hamad International Airport Reveals Biometrics Plan

Don’t be surprised if your passport remain unused when passing through the Hamad International Airport (HIA) boarding, because they are going to adopt biometric face verification soon on the platform.

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Hamad International Airport (HIA), the international airport of Qatar has planned to implement biometric and other emerging technologies including robots, blockchain, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) etc. to achieve their vision of “Smart Airport”.

Based on what public knows, HIA’s key plan is to advance HIA’s initiative to implement seamless biometric identity management across all key passenger service points. More specifically, the HIA has a desire to completely upgrade the passengers experience in airport by reducing the lengthy verification process. We really hope this changes everything and make passenger flow becomes like CLEAR program in USA.

Suhail Kadri, the Vice President Information Technology, Hamad International Airport said that the implementation of biometric technology will help to enable us to become a fully digital airport. Today, passengers departing from HIA have to show their boarding pass and/or passport at multiple touch-points but the use of facial recognition technology will remove the need to present physical documents. – If HIA select wrong vendor or implement wrong process, this project will be doomed like many other before them – Please don’t mess up.

Kadri added that, “Once you’ve registered the first contact at the airport, from then onwards all you need to do is show your face at check-in, self-bag drop, pre-border control, immigration and ultimately at the boarding gate”. – sounds like our RightPatient, the biometric patient ID initiative. With RightPatient, once patients are registered, they will never have to show any ID for admission or any procedure in the hospital. AWESOME.

“This, if you imagine, will completely transform how you experience the airport today.”

“Your face becomes your passport.”CloudApper

e-gate project in Australia also were motivated by eliminating paper passports. They would be the first country who implements touchless biometric scanning at every international checking points to advance its current “Seamless Traveler” program. It’s a two step verification, at first the system will check if you are eligible or not, then facial recognition technology will be used to process passengers using ePassports.

Read How Biometric SmartGates Improve Border Security and Airport Efficiency

Biometrics in middle east is really hot! Besides many awesome projects, M2SYS also provided single sign on solution to the Dubai immigration system. Airports are the first border control solutions we are observing, but as time goes and network becomes stable, we will witness major surge of biometric adoption – can’t wait!!!

Cloud Biometrics: Conveniently Safeguarding Our Data For The Future

The definition of cloud computing is recognized as a model that enables ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a broad number of computing resources, such as: storage, networks, servers, services, and applications that can be provisioned quickly and released with little to no interaction from service providers and minimum management effort. Cloud computing is a field of computer networking which is presenting opportunities to use infrastructure, hardware, or application as a service. Organizations and companies are looking into cloud computing for its cost effectiveness, security options, and as a reasonable solution for their needs. It should be noted, using a third party for cloud services does raise some security concerns as well. Continue reading →

How Biometric Authentication Works

Security is an ever-present concern in today’s world. Increasingly, we are seeing how biometric
authentication, such as fingerprint identification, facial recognition, or DNA, is being used to enhance security systems.

Thanks to the prevalence of smartphones with touchscreens and high-definition cameras, it’s easier than ever before to implement these additional security protocols. The general public is embracing the technology as an easy way to prevent unauthorized access to accounts. In fact, 52% of consumers want banks to add fingerprint scans to banking apps.


But biometric technology goes far beyond fingerprints and facial recognition. Currently, there is advanced research being done about new and exciting ways to confirm identity. From analysis of fingernails, earlobes, and keystroke patterns, there are endless methods that are currently being explored, and each biometric has benefits and drawbacks.
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Stay Informed About The Latest Advancements in Biometric Identification Technology

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Advancements in biometric identification management technology are moving so fast, it’s tough to predict just how much it will potentially change the world we live in. Biometrics are fundamentally changing identification management in a host of industries and governmental entities. There is no question that biometrics now touch virtually every  corner of the world to improve security, but what is perhaps most fascinating is the benefits biometrics have established that were once unforeseen which include establishing parity in societies that have traditionally lacked class equity.

Traditional identification technologies (passwords, PINs, plastic ID cards) are no longer reliable and quickly being supplanted with biometrics. For example, the increased focus on improving internet security to fight cybercrime has opened the door for the use of biometrics as a stand-alone solution, or as part of a multi-factor authentication strategy. Continue reading →

Philippines Biometric National ID – What Can We Expect?

With the flourishing popularity of biometric national ID programs all over the world, the government of Philippines also shows similar interests to adopt this type of biometric standard. The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte who declares war against the drug cartels of Philippines, is now concerned about the security system. He has given clearance to proceed with the project in the government’s proposed budget 2 billion Philippine pesos (almost 40 million USD) for 2018. Duterte’s hopes are that this project would help to ensure the government’s P89.4-billion conditional cash transfer program will be handed to the rightful recipients.

Duterte said in his budget message to Congress that –

“With built-in Europe, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) chips containing an individual’s personal information and biometric, the national ID will ensure the effective implementation of government services, more specifically social benefits and transfers to entitled individuals”

Duterte also insists the national ID system could address some other government applications including passport, driver’s license, Social Security System, Government Service Insurance System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Home Development Mutual Fund and the National Bureau of Investigation.

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The Philippines government is very sincere about their CCT (Conditional Cash Transfer) program which is aimed to reduce poverty by creating welfare programs which will provide money to people who meet certain criteria. The proposed budget for CCT program is approximately 89.4 billion pesos (US $1.8 billion) which will provide some alleviation programs including educational grants, livelihood aid, and health services to 4.4 million poor households. There will be strict fact check in order for civilians to be eligible for CCT program.

The Philippine government also urges to improve the condition of unemployment problem. They proposed P 7.1 billion dollars for employment skills training and financial assistance to help jobless Filipinos. It would be surely a wise move to help boost the economy of the country.

COMELEC (Commission on Elections) has been using biometric for registering voters in Philippines for a long time. This means the Philippine government already has access to a massive biometric database of the civilian population. This comes as a big surprise for many companies that look to bid for a spot in this type of potentially lucrative government contract. However as with any government project the chances of winning an entire government national ID could end up being very slim.

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Michael Trader, the President of M2SYS Technology hosted an educational seminar on the biometric system to Philippines congress in 2009. Many things has happened since then and we expect government to cut inefficient bureaucracies and work with most efficient nimble international organizations.

One of the most sophisticated biometric national ID programs is successfully implemented in Turkey, and M2SYS Technology is the proud biometric matching and deduplication technology provider in that program. Each ID card contains three different forms of biometric templates which is unique and makes the system highly secured.

 

Biometrics in Movies Sci-Fi Security (Infographic)

Do you remember the first time you saw biometric technology? Was it in an early “Star Trek” episode or maybe in “2001: A Space Odyssey?” Have you noticed the biometrics used in recent movies like “Dredd,” “District 9,” or “Ex Machina?”

Biometrics have long been used in science fiction movies to portray a futuristic world of advanced technology. From retina scans to voice identification and facial recognition, we’ve seen these technologies on the big screen for more than 50 years.

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Are Cloud Applications The Future of Biometric Identification Management?

Cloud computing is the future of our digital world. It is proven to be a more affordable and convenient solution to store and secure data. Biometric identification management technology utilizes cloud computing, rendering it more reliable and fast, freeing up resources, and creating once unforeseen efficiencies to help increase utility and security.

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There are reasons behind the increasing popularity of cloud applications in biometric identification management. These include:

  • Multimodal biometrics (a combination of fingerprint, palm vein, finger vein, iris, palm print, DNA, voice, and facial) are now widely adopted by governments, fintech, and private companies. Multimodal biometric deployments generate a lot of data which is expensive to store, risky to manage, and time consuming. Consequently, the cloud is an ideal candidate for multimodal biometric deployments.
  • Adopting a cloud biometric identification system enables you to be free of employing an in-house team to manage the system. It will not only save money but also help you to concentrate on your core business and competencies.
  • Considering smart spaces, access control applications, mobile applications, and ambient intelligence environments, cloud based biometric solutions provides you excellent deployment flexibilities.
  • In terms of speed, cloud computing is far superior to in-house, traditional biometric technology hosting environments. It also speeds up the workforce by reducing the system complexity of an in-house team.
  • You have the luxury of parallel processing capabilities in cloud applications where several people can work with the same data without any issues.
  • Cloud applications reduce the cost of buying infrastructure including hardware which is a huge burden to many startup companies.

Understanding that cloud applications are the future of cloud computing, you can let us know your opinion by voting in our latest poll on Twitter entitled “Cloud applications are the future of biometric identification management”.

How Law Enforcement Agencies are Using Biometrics

How Law Enforcement Agencies are Using Biometrics

Biometric identification management technology is so efficient for security purposes that law enforcement agencies around the world are embracing it with open arms. They strategically use either a physiological modality, a behavioral modality or a combination of both — the most common modalities in use are fingerprints, iris and facial recognition, gait, and voice recognition. The rapid implementation of biometrics has sparked a revolution within the global law enforcement and security industry.

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Is Biometric Technology The “Go To” Solution To Prevent Bank Fraud?

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Data breaches in banking have become commonplace all over the world. Most banks and financial institutions continue to rely on historical password based security systems which are increasingly susceptible to cyber breaches and no longer able to reliably secure data or to prevent bank fraud.

Continuous data breaches in the banking industry clearly demonstrates how antiquated existing identification security is, and something has to change. Due to the challenges that passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs) and physical ID cards present, the banking industry is searching for new technologies which can provide stronger data protection from hackers and they are now considering biometric solutions to solve the problem.

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Is biometric identification management technology the answer to improving bank security and creating an indisputable, concrete audit trail of transactions? Image Source: Pexels.com

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