The applications of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) are increasingly being adopted by countries all around the globe. Biometric AFIS solutions have proven to be a much more secure and accurate tool to address the problems that traditional forms of identification present.
With a biometric AFIS system in place, government agencies such as border control, election commissions, and law enforcement can ensure accurate identification through unique biometric characteristics.
From border and immigration control to identifying criminals to time and attendance in workforce management, the practical uses of biometrics are growing rapidly.
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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Looking back at the development in the field of biometric technology in 20152015 Biometric Technology Industry Year-End Review
2015 is quickly coming to an end which means it’s time look back at some influential events that took place in the field of biometric identification technology during the past year. We have seen quite a few major developments in 2015 both in the government and private sector. In today’s post, we provide a quick recap of selected events we feel are notable and how they have affected the adoption of biometrics in major verticals. Continue reading →
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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Governments around the world are testing facial recognition biometrics for stronger border control.
Due to recent terrorist attacks, governments all around the world are looking for ways to tighten the security of their borders. They are experimenting with new technology solutions to ensure strong national security, and one of these technologies is biometric facial recognition. This powerful, versatile human identification technology has a strong chance of becoming the future default security platform for border control all across the world. Continue reading →
Airports around the world are using biometric identification management technology to increase safety and security.
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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 →
The increasing use of biometric smart gates to improve airport security will continue at a rapid pace in the future. (photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)
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Smart gates; the ideal modern security system in airports
Over the years, the universe has seen various technological advancements. These innovations strive to solve various hitches including economic lag, insecurity, natural calamities. Smart gates have been adapted as new security at airports. It has made the work easier because rightful travelers are handed the freedom to process their passport passage. The smart gate has been created in a way that it matches your passport details to the data stored in its database, therefore allowing only legit travelers past the gate into the airport. Continue reading →
Biometric border control systems are being deployed all around the world to improve security and enhance the travel experience.
2015 seems like a revolutionary year for biometrics and border control. Many countries around the world are starting to realize the importance of implementing biometric identification management technology for more effective and secure border control. Some of them have already began the implementation process and many more are about to follow their footsteps after seeing the benefits that biometrics offers to identify potential terrorists and criminals attempting to gain illegal access at their borders. The use of biometrics with border security systems includes:
- National biometric database deployments in entrance and exit systems
- E-passports to track and manage the flow of humans across borders
Top Interpol officials have said that governments must routinely use biometrics for identification to cross check databases of known criminals and terrorists to ensure the safety of travelers. Speaking in Singapore at an Interpol conference, director of operational police support Michael O’Connell said criminals are still capable of exploiting cracks and loopholes in most travel security systems. Continue reading →
The rising use of facial recognition for airport security is improving border control security around the globe.
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Once considered a topic of science fiction, facial recognition software has evolved from imagination to reality in a matter of decades. Today, face recognition technology has radical, real world applications that can transform how we live and travel.
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Iris recognition for airport security is becoming more prevalent around the globe.
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Iris scanners are used to detect recognition of an individual’s identity by analyzing the random patterns that visibly appear inside a person’s iris from a certain distance. The technology combines optics, statistical conclusions, pattern recognition, and computer vision.
Among virtually every scanner and biometric device that’s available today, it’s agreed that iris recognition technology is by far the most accurate. The technique itself is relatively new, only in existence since 1994.
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