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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What are some of the most common uses of biometric technology by bodyguards?
The following guest post on the use of biometric technology by body guards was submitted by Jason Mueller.
The idea for biometric scanners and biometric technology has been around for decades and people have been recording fingerprints for more than a century, but this technology has advanced dramatically in the past 20 years along with the advent of computers and more capable electronics. Today biometrics are used for computer access, to screen employees, to secure buildings and for many other purposes. They’re highly reliable, and cost-effective to use. Even personal body guards are putting biometric technology to use during their jobs.
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The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Paul Simmons.
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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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.
The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Brent Whitfield. He is the CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc.
Biometric security measures — once considered science fiction — have started to invade our lives. A deeper awareness of identity and data theft has fueled the steady rise of biometrics — which can be any type of natural identification of an individual. Many mobile users now use fingerprint identification technology to login or to pay. And to counter data breaches in the healthcare industry, medical companies have started to adopt an array of security systems that use data from a patient’s fingerprint, iris, veins, or face to protect health records.
The Nature of Biometrics
Biometrics is the use of identification traits such as fingerprints, hand geometry or face topology that links a person to his or her confirmed identity. To provide proper authentication, a biometric device has to have the following basic functionality and flow:
- capture of biometric imprint
- extraction of biometric characteristics
- creation and storage of a template
- comparison for authentication
Once we have proper authentication, we can use biometrics for detailed access control — whether it’s for physical locks, digital accounts, enrollment or surveillance.
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Iris recognition is a widely adapted biometric modality for use in border control, national ID, and (shown here) patient identification in healthcare
Iris recognition and retinal scanning are both very reliable modalities for biometric identification. However, both possess different characteristics that have a strong impact on their performance based on the environment and deployment purpose. Both biometric modalities use contactless scanners, but there are notable differences between iris recognition and retinal scanning; one being that iris recognition is considered non-invasive, and retinal scanning as invasive because it beams visible light into the eyes during the scanning process.
These biometric identification technologies are often misunderstood and incorrectly assumed to be one in the same despite their distinct differences. In this post, we will discuss the differences between iris recognition and retinal scanning.
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The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS
What is biometric technology?
Biometrics is the use of behavioral and physical data obtained from a person and applied to a number of existing technologies for the purposes of both identification and access control.
Once the preserve of science-fiction fans, we now live in a world where the use of biometrics is commonplace. Smartphones use fingerprint technology for secure access, and iris scanning is now the main point of entry at passport border control in airports across the world. Continue reading →
In April 2014, we published a blog post on The Advantages of a Biometric Identification Management System. Since then, biometric technology has rapidly evolved and we believe it’s time to revisit and update the advantages of this technology.
Advantages of a biometric identification management system in 2016
What are the advantages of biometric identification management technology? Source: Pixabay
It today’s technology based society, traditional individual authentication methods are gradually becoming obsolete. Biometric authentication is taking over traditional passwords or ID card based authentication due to numerous advantages. Let’s examine the advantages of a biometric identification management system (which relies on “who you are”) vs. traditional authentication methods that rely on “what you have” or “what you know.” Continue reading →
The financial sector is replacing passwords and PINs with biometrics for higher security and consumer convenience. Source
Touch ID from Apple introduced a more modern way to authenticate banking customers through fingerprint recognition. Without wasting any time, banks throughout the world are pushing forward to leverage this device based technology to replace passwords and PINs. The entire financial industry realizes that biometric technology not only secures account holder financial transactions, but it also adds a great deal of customer convenience. Continue reading →
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 →