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.

If this sounds a bit ‘Brave New World’ to you, you are probably not alone but there are many benefits to the utilisation of biometric technology. Firstly, biometric technology can protect your identify and keep you safe from fraud, wrongful accusation of a crime, and identify theft, just to name a few.

Here ‘s a quick list of how biometric technology protects you and your identity on a daily basis:

 Positive and accurate Identification-since biometrics relies on two different types of characteristics for identification, physical and behavioral, it provides the most accurate identification means possible for things like driver’s licenses, passports and other government issued ID’s.

Because biometrics relies on physical and behavioral characteristics of the individual, they cannot be duplicated, forged, or replicated, thus giving you, the consumer and individual, protection against fraud, identity theft and more.

If you live in the UK for example, and you are preparing to apply for your driving license, you will have to firstly, prepare for your testing, and once you pass through all the requirements you will be issued a drivers’ license that contains biometric technology.

Top Tests is an online preparatory site dedicated to ensuring that anyone setting up for a license in the UK is aware of all the necessary requirements to become legally licensed to drive across the UK. Once you pass through the requirements and are officially legal your driver’s license will contain biometric data that is specific to you and only you.

 Highest level of security-biometric technology offers the highest levels of security and safety to the public through protecting individual identifies, passwords, security clearance and access levels with regard to employment, and more.

If you live in the UK or you are planning a visit to the UK for longer than a 6 month period, you will be required to apply for a biometric residence permit. Not only will your biometric residence permit confirm your identity but it clearly delineates your ability to work legally in the UK, and it also guarantees access to any government benefits that may be available to you.

The advent of biometric technology and identification purposes in our daily lives is something that is clearly beneficial to ensure accuracy and protection for individuals across the world.
As we continue to see the internet boom, technology must continually adapt to ward off would be identify thief’s hackers, and people who are intent on stealing people’s identities for their own benefit and worse yet, to destroy and attack others.

James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics. jdwrites93@gmail.com 

John Trader (359 Posts)

John Trader is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager with M2SYS Technology, a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA M2SYS Technology's mission is to pioneer the high-tech industry by delivering long-term value to customers, employees and partners through continued innovation and excellence in all aspects of our business. M2SYS continues to innovate, build and bring to market leading-edge biometrics solutions that revolutionize the industry and expand the applicability of biometrics technology in our marketplace. You can view their Web site at www.m2sys.com or contact them via e-mail at info@m2sys.com


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  • erniedelrosario

    Attn: M2SYS: How do you rebuild and cleanse a hacked fingerprint-based authentication database containing more than 50 million person records ? What would be the optimum biometric option in terms of cost per record, ease/intrusiveness of capture and, accuracy ?

    • erniedelrosario

      I mean how do you rebuild the existing (but hacked and compromised) FP-based database OR replace it with the optimum identity biometrics different from fingerprints ?

      • James Daniels

        Hi erniedelrosario

        If your fingerprint does become hacked, then the solution is to take the biometric password off, inform people of importance, and replace with another password – just like if someone cracks your password. However, you should never rely on only biometric technology and always use it as an additional security feature.

        In terms of which biometric is best, this is still up for debate. Retinal scanning is shown to being the most accurate. However, many are naturally protective of their eyes meaning the intrusiveness is a problem for many. Therefore, many companies like Apple and Samsung stick to fingerprints. It is also cost-effective, and does not cause discomfort.

        Overall, biometrics is still a developing technological advancement. Face recognition is on the rise and could overtake
        fingerprinting in the future.

        I hope this helps answer your questions. If not, make sure to leave another comment for further information!

        • erniedelrosario

          James,
          Thanks for your reply.  I believe it is not that simple, though I may wrong.  I was the Project Manager back 2003 when build up of this database (using Sagem) was started.  AFIS (NEC) was employed back in late 2009 to deduplicate the records. (I resigned form the agency in 2008). The database was hacked last year.  I cannot remember voters who submitted themselves for demographic and biometrics capture over these many yeasr were ever asked to submit their passwords.  And the entire database including templates and even FP images were compromised. So rather than resurrecting the old FP-based database I am thinking of completely changing to a different biometric.  What do you think ? Thanks and I hope that we can continue our discussions.  Btw M2SYS bidded for the AFIS project back in 2009 and did not win not because of something wrong with its bid.  Mike and Jeremy were involved in the bid and if they are still w M2SYS they would still remember a lot of details on the project. The bidding was rigged (which triggered my resignation). Now thru the Senate I am trying to help the election commission to attend to this disaster NOW for there is an election on May 2019.  If nationwide recapture based on the new bio will surely take so much time so there is time to dilly dally. Thanks again and bets regards.
          Ernie del Rosario

        • erniedelrosario

          I meant NO MORE time to dilly dally.

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          Hi erniedelrosarioIf your fingerprint does become hacked, then the solution is to take the biometric password off, inform people of importance, and replace with another password – just like if someone cracks your password. However, you should never rely on only biometric technology and always use it as an additional security feature.In terms of which bi ometric is best, this is still up for debate. Retinal scanning is shown to being the most accurate. However, many are naturally protective of their eyes meaning the intrusiveness is a problem for many. Therefore, many companies like Apple and Samsung stick to fingerprints. It is also cost-effective, and does not cause discomfort.Overall, biometrics is still a developing technological advancement. Face recognition is on the rise and could overtake fingerprinting in the future.I hope this helps answer your questions. If not, make sure to leave another commen t for further information! 8:25 a.m., Wednesday March 22 | Other comments by James Daniels |   |
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