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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.

Although biometrics are not a new innovation, many are still unaware of its untapped potential as a very reliable technology with many deployment options and a variety of hardware choices, each with its own unique set of characteristics. Examples include:

From governments to corporate offices, borders to banks, biometric technology is now a part of just about every sector where identification management is needed.

Biometric technology is growing rapidly and the industry is quickly evolving to make the world a safer, more secure place to live. Governments are adopting biometrics to update passports, airports are adopting to improve security and convenience, border security guards are adopting to track criminals, and corporate offices are adopting biometrics to improve employee productivity.

If you are a technology geek, or someone who likes to be informed of technological advancements, you have to keep your finger on the pulse of biometric identification management.

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Is Your Home Security System Smart or Dumb?

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Home security has rapidly evolved beyond padlocks and deadbolts. Learn more about new technologies now available to better secure your place of residence.

Remember the times, when you used to buy those giant locks with massive keys to secure your houses? Or do you know how that was replaced by one central door key, which was too big to be kept inside your pocket? It’s true that time flies, but the other side is also true that it flies with a lot of changes. Today, security systems have become less complex and more technology based.

With huge technological advancements in recent years, life has become simpler and less of a painstaking journey. One of the best advancements is the ease in security systems provided by the invention of biometrics. This has become bliss for many businessmen and professionals cautious about their belongings.

However, do you think the usage of biometrics is limited for the business purposes only? Do you think the sophistication introduced in security systems is limited only for the people who can afford it? Be it a businessman or a homeowner, anyone can use a biometric security system at a low price and save their personal content from intruders. Besides being inexpensive, the setup is convenient to use as well.

If you are still doubting biometric security systems, let’s talk about some advanced biometric techniques to help you decide whether your security system is already smart or, requires an upgrade.

1) DNA Biometric system

Each person is different, clearly explained by their DNA. Each individual’s DNA is different than any other person in the whole world. For recognising the DNA of each person, the technology goes through extensive steps.

First, the system collects references through physical parts like hair, nail, blood or saliva. Afterwards, these samples are broken into small steps which consist of VNTR. Eventually, each fragment is sorted before getting compared to different samples. Due to these exhausting steps and processes, DNA biometric systems are not used widely like other biometric systems.

2) Vein Recognition

Vein recognition (vascular biometrics) is one of the latest inventions in biometric security systems. We know veins help carry blood to the heart. This biometric technique is unique as veins are inside the human body and this system works by transmitting near-infrared light via fingers and afterwards the camera records the vein patterns. The method makes use of pattern recognition to verify the authenticity of a user.

3) 2-D Barcode Scanner

2-D barcode is used to identify different products or items rather than humans. However, an amalgamation of biometric systems with 2-D barcode scanners helps in creating better and higher-level security level for identifying human beings.

This is widely used in scanning valid IDs like passports, voting cards and more with the individual’s fingerprints on them. The device is low in weight and installation is not complicated.

4) Facial Recognition

The name is good enough to tell you about this technology. This technology is widely used because of the ability to recognize an individual without them having any physical contact with a hardware device. Cameras put on the doors scan your face and match that with the database. Besides, the hardware involved is not expensive. The technology also synchronizes well with iris recognition and fingerprint identification systems. 3-D facial recognition is an rising trend where the system analyzes the relative body organs for a better authentication procedure.

5) Voice Recognition

Voice tract and accent are two factors that make every person’s voice unique. This technology is widely used in home security systems. These systems are less expensive and don’t demand heavy equipment.

Now the question that might pop up in your mind is about recording one’s voice and using it again and again. Well, these systems are smart and ask individuals to repeat few phrases to check if the voice is the same or not.

Information technology engineering has shown further growth by leaps and bounds and there are no second thoughts about it. Taking advantage of the same is the move that you should be making right now. More advancements lead to more ways to corrupt them, thus clinging to the latest and the trusted is the best and the only option left. So, what action will you take now? Is your smart home security system smart enough or rather dumb?

Author Bio: Samar Sood is a professional Content Writer and is currently working with Sharda University. The engineer loves to blog about technology.

 

Introducing CloudApper: The Benchmark in Rapid Cloud Development Toolsets

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Introducing CloudApper – a rapid cloud development toolset that reduces development cycles, lowers costs, and removes the friction from identity management deployments. (Photo courtesy of pexels.com)

Back in the early days of the Internet, website content management was a bit more complicated. If you weren’t proficient in making modifications to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), chances are that you hired a professional who used a platform like Dreamweaver to upload content changes via file transfer protocol (FTP). The process tended to be cumbersome and often required the services of a professional which meant that you were at the mercy of their availability.

Then, on May 27, 2003, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little introduced the world to WordPress. WordPress fundamentally changed the way we manage website content by simplifying the process and offering an architecture that was easier to understand. According to Wikipdedia, “WordPress is by far the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the web, supporting more than 60 million websites. (http://bit.ly/2tAq7RJ).

Although platforms like Dreamweaver still exist, many of us now use WordPress to manage our websites because we can customize our approach, add and delete content whenever or wherever we want, and perhaps most importantly, we shed our reliance on using third party experts and developers to accomplish what we want in a way that is unique to our own audience.

Biometric software development can also, at times, be frustrating and exasperating but it doesn’t have to be. When you make the decision to use biometric identification there are 3 essential ingredients to the project:

  1. The biometric hardware (i.e. the physical device used to enroll and subsequently identify an individual – fingerprint readers, iris cameras)
  2. The biometric matching algorithm (i.e. the automated method that enables a biometric system to recognize an individual)
  3. The business software – where the biometric system integrates into

Over 15 years of experience implementing biometric identification management projects around the world for a variety of businesses and governments has taught us some very valuable lessons. For every successful deployment we see, there are much more that die at the hands of ballooning development costs and delays – many of which are 100% avoidable.

The ability to eliminate lengthy development cycles and circumvent additional, unplanned costs was our calling card to develop CloudApper – a rapid cloud development toolset which can be used to rapidly develop and integrate the business software ANY identity management project requires, with or without biometrics. No one wants to see their identity management project die at the hands of unnecessarily tying up existing resources in the absence of producing any results. Wasting time, money and resources when developing and deploying the business software layer for identification management solutions is over. Done. Finished. Gone.

Understanding that modern software development is also about personalization, we went a step further. We designed CloudApper to not only eliminate the lengthy development cycles that bog down so many projects we see but to also offer our end users the opportunity to customize the business software to address the unique needs of the customers they serve. Imagine that. The ability to tweak and adjust a business software layer based on what data is or isn’t important to you. It’s an unprecedented development in cloud data management and one we encourage you to explore.

Whether you are or aren’t interested in using biometric identification, we have used CloudApper to construct pre-configured cloud data management solutions that are customized for specific vertical deployments. For example, pre-configured (but still very much customizable) versions of CloudApper are available for the following verticals:

  • Banks, NGOs, and Financial Organizations
  • Jails and Prisons
  • Border Control and Immigration
  • Judicial Authorities
  • Public Administration Authorities
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Transportation Authorities
  • Education and Student Tracking

This list is not exhaustive of all the verticals CloudApper can serve. In reality, the sky is the limit. CloudApper has the potential to be applied to ANY vertical that requires software to manage data. We encourage you to explore CloudApper and learn about it’s features and functions to determine if it is the right fit for your needs. And don’t forget that CloudApper already integrates with CloudABIS and CloudScanr enabling you access to a scalable matching system that supports various hardware devices and any web browser.

Here is a brief video about CloudApper:

For more information about the CloudApper rapid cloud development toolset, please send us an email at: info@m2sys.com or visit our website for more details.

 

Secugen and M2SYS Partner on CloudABIS Biometrics Suite

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Secugen and M2SYS Technology announce a partnership designed to advance the adoption of the CloudABIS suite of biometric identification management solutions.

Today we announced a new partnership with Secugen to help customers using their fingerprint readers to accelerate their projects through the adoption of CloudABIS – a new suite of cloud-based biometric identification management tools designed to help lower the costs and remove the friction for authentication projects around the world.

If you haven’t heard about the CloudABIS suite, we have some exciting news to share. As longstanding pioneers in the biometrics industry with a strong track record of designing and developing innovative biometric identity management solutions that lower the costs and speed the adoption of this technology, M2SYS is pleased to now offer the CloudABIS suite that enables anyone in the world to quickly develop and deploy a highly scalable solution that avoids the risk, cost, and burden of the development time and maintenance so often required for these types of projects.

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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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The Benefits of Biometric Technology & How It Protects Your Identity

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Biometric technology is rapidly expanding as a trusted, secure means of personal identification. (Photo courtesy of pexels.com)

The following guest post on biometric technology was submitted by James Daniels.

The utilisation of biometric technology to identify individuals has been in use for years all over the world. As technology continues to advance, biometric technology is also advancing.
Biometric technology refers to the ability to identify an individual based on their unique physical characteristic, behaviors and patterns. Most often biometrics can identify an individual through their fingerprints, the physical structure and characteristics of their face, thru the utilisation of iris and retina scans, and more.

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2016 Biometric Industry Year-End Review

2016 will be remembered as a prolific year for the biometric industry. More countries have started integrating biometric identification checks for government services including:

Private companies are also leaping into the world of biometrics. 2016 brought a surge of private investment into the use of biometrics to help:

At the end of 2016 we can safely say that the biometric industry shows continued strong growth potential and is now, perhaps used more than ever around the globe and well positioned to continue its spread to additional industries in the near future.

2016 biometric year in review

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2016 biometric year in review

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The Latest On Home Security and Biometrics Technology

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Philip Masterson

Studies show that it takes less than 10 minutes for intruders to complete a burglary. The FBI warns in its latest annual crime report that 73.2% of all burglary offenses in the US involved residential properties.  Technology is enabling criminals to boost their operations, even making it possible to conduct massive heists off-site. For a household, installing a home alarm system is not the end of the story. It’s imperative to do regular assessments, customizations, and upgrades to ensure the infallibility of home security.

The introduction of biometrics technology was a game-changer in the security system industry. Over the past decade, companies are boosting their product lines that incorporate biometrics into various devices. Here’s a quick rundown of biometric trends you should know.

Two-factor authentication

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The strong authentication capability of biometrics is the primary reason why more businesses opt to shift to this security technology. Mary Chaney, a security specialist at GE Capital Americas, said: “If you use dynamic/behavioral biometric measure, like keystroke dynamics, you can gain advantage of two-factor authentication.” Continue reading →

Biometric Technology – the Future of eCommerce Strategy

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Paul Simmons.

Biometric Technology in eCommerce

Biometric Technology has a particular significance in eCommerce of the future

Ecommerce has successfully penetrated into the daily routine of the common man for getting them access to reliable and cost effective products in comparison to those available in the local markets. The ease and comfort of online shopping has facilitated people to get products at home, whereas merchants have also explored these channels to endorse their products to revenue maximization.

Despite the benefits, the eCommerce industry has brought several insecurities to the table regarding the personal and confidential information of customers. The buyers are interested in placing orders online, but the fear of fraud often prevents them from doing so.

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