It’s not been so long that the biometric identification was considered only for large-scale projects. But with the introduction of Biometrics-as-a-Service, now small and medium businesses can also utilize the benefits of biometric authentication.
Here are a few more advantages, because of which small and medium enterprises are interested in availing themselves of Biometrics-as-a-Service:
1. Instant Deployment:
Biometrics-as-a-Service can be deployed rapidly, as all you need to do is just connect through a Web API to perform 1: N authentication. It’s a matter of only a few hours to integrate and reduces unnecessary hassles and the expense of developing a whole biometric system.
2. IT Infrastructure & Maintenance:
On-premises biometric systems require specialized IT infrastructures, like servers and networking. This infrastructure is not only expensive but maintenance is also troublesome. Biometrics-as-a-Service doesn’t require any specialized IT infrastructure or maintenance for the deployment of the biometric project.
According to the business size, the number of enrollments varies from business to business. If you utilize Biometrics-as-a-Service, you can subscribe exactly for what you need. It’s very simple to scale up or scale down the facilities by simply changing the subscription plan. This advancement of Biometrics-as-a-Service enables enterprises to go for a risk-free deployment of biometric identification.
4. The Scope of Operation:
Biometrics is considered to be the most secure method of identification for the uniqueness of patterns. Fraud prevention, KYC, workforce management, patient identification, and customer identification; value could be added to all of these simply by enabling biometrics. Enterprises can use biometrics to develop business operations in so many ways.
5. Saving Millions of Dollars:
Biometrics-as-a-Service enables businesses to automate business processes, eliminate paper logs & registers, and increase accountability. All these processes can help a company to save millions of dollars per year by increasing productivity.
Success Story of Biometrics-as-a-Service
Founded in Mobile, AL in 1991, Safety Plus has been providing high-quality loss control for over 25 years. Their main mission is to reduce employee-related risk through aggressive risk management. They maintain multiple facilities for customer support, partner support, the community, and its own employees. In many cases, an individual requires to access two or more facilities or in a secured area where the only specified person can enter. They were seeking for a solution which is superscalar, biometrics-as-a-service (BaaS) matching system for fast deployment and lower costs.
By rigorously evaluating many cloud-based biometric matching systems in the market, Safety Plus decided that the best solution would be to implement CloudABIS: a scalable, cloud-based biometric matching system. This would allow them to remove the hassle and expense associated with building and maintaining a reliable biometric identification system.