The Top Seven Advantages of a Biometric Identification Management System

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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

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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.”

 

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Identification accuracy

Since every individual on the planet possesses unique physiological features that can’t be easily swapped, shared, or stolen, biometric identification has the potential to accurately identify someone without a shadow of a doubt nearly 100% of the time. Occasionally, the ability to accurately identify someone can be affected by environmental, age, or skin integrity issues, but with a multimodal biometric identification system you can eliminate those factors. Multiple biometric attributes can identify someone with 100% certainty every time you scan them.

Biometrics reduces administrative costs

Biometric Middleware Enabling Integration into M2SYS Award-Winning Hybrid Biometric Platform™ Multi-Modal Biometrics SystemModern biometric identification management systems are comprised of hardware and software that are simple to install and easy to use. This reduces the need for intense training and ongoing management costs. Plus, biometric identification management helps save other costs such as the issuance of new ID cards, and replacing lost or damaged ID cards. Biometric identification also generates cost savings for IT by eliminating the time consuming and resource draining need to reset passwords. If you use single sign on solutions to log in to your network, think about the IT time and cost of password resets every time an employee forgets their password. In addition, if that password gets stolen, it can lead to a security breach.

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Establishes accountability

Implementation of a biometric identification solution creates a concrete activity audit trail to help establish accountability. Each and every action or transaction will be recorded and clearly documented by the individual associated with it which reduces the possibility of system misuse and fraud.

Adds convenience

Biometric technology makes individual identification convenient without the need to carry around ID cards or remember complicated passwords. Due to the fact that passwords can be forgotten or easily guessed and the fact that ID cards can be damaged, swapped, or shared, biometrics are more convenient because individual physiological attributes are always with you.

Difficult to forge

Biometric attributes are almost impossible to forge or duplicate. Even if you manage to forge a biometric attribute such as a fingerprint, modern biometric devices with liveness detection have the capability to identify a fake from the original.

Improved Return on Investment (ROI)

Biometric identification management offers enhanced accuracy, improved accountability, and a reduction in opportunities for misuse. Compared to traditional identification systems that may rely on passwords, ID cards, or personal identification numbers (PINs), the ROI is much higher with biometric identification systems.

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Seamless Integration

Biometric identification systems can be seamlessly integrated with workforce management time and attendance systems, access control, surveillance, and visitor management solutions – all managed through a single window on a computer. Biometrics provides centralized control for security administrators.

Conclusion

Biometric identification management systems offer higher security, convenience, accountability, and accurate audit trails. If these agenda items are top of mind for the success of your business, now is the time to learn more about the advantages of implementing biometric identification management.

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Shaon Shahnewaz (33 Posts)

Shaon Shahnewaz leads the digital marketing team at M2SYS Technology and an occasional blogger. He is passionate about writing various government and enterprise biometric identity management technology adoption related topics and the changes it brings on the general people’s lives.