From border and immigration control to identifying criminals to time and attendance in workforce management, the practical uses of biometrics are growing rapidly. Source: Pixabay
Over the years, we have seen steady upward growth of biometric technology across the globe for myriad reasons but mostly due to the fact that personal identification and authentication is considered more and more important. From border and immigration control to identifying criminals to time and attendance in workforce management, the practical uses of biometrics are growing rapidly.
Many businesses consider biometrics to be applicable for government use only but they are quickly learning that the applications of biometrics extend far beyond the government use exclusively. In this post, we will discuss the top 5 uses of biometric technology across the globe — places where the technology is used to create more security and convenience for everyday citizens.
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Biometric technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives
Did you know that biometric identification management technology has been around since the 19th century when police began to use it to track criminals? The implementation of biometric technology is around us and expanding fast, quickly becoming a part of everyday life.
A number of biological characteristics such as fingerprints, finger and palm vein patterns, and iris and voice recognition have proven to be useful in the evolution of biometrics and biometric identification capabilities are now becoming standard on many devices we use each day.
Listed here are 5 ways biometric technology is impacting your everyday life:
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Will biometric smart locks change the future of home security?
The following guest post was submitted by Locksmiths South Perth WA, a local 24/7 mobile service in Australia.
In various industries, biometric security has been standard for years now. Few solutions are more secure because biometrics are difficult to copy or hack. Fingerprints, iris scans, and even facial recognition are common components here. Government and commercial entities rely upon such security measures all the time. Unfortunately, these technologies have been absent from a consumer standpoint. Smart homes are changing that, though.
Biometrics: Bursting Into Consumers’ Lives
Everyone knows about fingerprint and iris scanners from the media. Recently, biometric technology has pervaded into consumer devices. High-end smartphones now come with fingerprint scanners, and two devices feature iris scanners. The rise of smart home technology has brought the same concepts into consumers’ homes. At this point, a lock and key are no longer necessary for controlling access to a home, or even individual rooms. Continue reading →
Airports around the world are using biometric identification management technology to increase safety and security.
The following guest post comes from Air Charter Network Australia, who provides a superior level of privacy, safety, service and reliability for private air charter both domestically and internationally.
Those interested in chartering aircraft or airplane charter will be delighted to hear that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has announced that the dual biometric airport identification system in the world is now fully operational at 29 of the largest airports in Canada. The smart card authentication system, known as the Restricted Area Identity Card, has been issued to more than 90,000 workers at the airport who have access to restricted areas in the airport. The president and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority expressed pleasure at the exciting new biometric security solutions. “In partnership with Transport Canada and the airport authorities, we have created an innovative biometric program that leads the world in airport security for non-passengers,” he said in an interview. Continue reading →
Voice biometrics are playing an important role in the design and development of today’s smart homes.
This guest post is written by a writer of Urban Outsource Pty Ltd, an Australia’s leading marketplace for on-demand home services.
In today’s modern homes, voice recognition devices at home allow you to control electronics with the use of a tablet or other smart device. An app allows family members to fine-tune everything from any electronic device with an Internet connection. House cleaning is made easier with automatic vacuum cleaners like the ones professional cleaning services use. These smart systems allow you to control the thermostat, security systems, lights, appliances and even a home theater system.
How It Works
Smart home technology works by sending infrared messages to various electronics and works with voice recognition. Some electronic systems use speech recognition software to control computers, Wi-Fi networks and more. Manufacturers know that homeowners will purchase these systems because they are easy to use. Continue reading →
Could we soon see the use of biometric identification management more frequently in our vehicles?
The following guest post was submitted by Car Search Brokers, Australia’s leading automotive provider who always provides updates on new automotive technologies through their extensive knowledge of the motor industry.
Introducing New Technology
Automotive engineers have predicted that by 2022, people will drive cars equipped with powerful biometric capacities. The arrival of this trend within the next ten years promises to revolutionize aspects of daily life in the United States and other nations. How will this change impact your vehicle?
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New developments in biometric identification management technology now allow access control on the fly.
The following guest post was submitted by Sarah Smith on behalf of The Real Estate Academy of Australia. Sarah is a small business owner, and is currently learning about marketing and using the internet. Aside from working on her own business, she likes to use social media, and read travel books.
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