With cross-border travel, crime and fraud now easier than ever, biometric technology offers a reliable and cost effective way to manage identities for security and authentication purposes.
Biometric technology is increasingly being used to support diverse tasks ranging from the processing of asylum applications and the smooth flow of cross-border traffic, to authentication of criminal identities and controlled access
Certain facilities & buildings require a higher level of security whether it be Airport, pharmacy or government research building certain locations just have to have attention paid to who is gaining entry.
Biometrics recognition is a natural and more reliable mechanism for ensuring that only legitimate or authorised users are able to access a facility as the pin & card identities are outdated and can be easily targeted by unauthorised personnel, therefore breaching security measures in place.
Finger print reader systems are becoming ever popular because of the ease of use and increased level of security.
Recently biometric systems have become more widespread and are used widely in commercial and residential properties such as access control in hospitals, schools, sheltered accommodation, and leisure centres etc. not just in higher security buildings as previously.
Biometric readers were not widely used previously as installers were reluctant to use them due to perceived high costs and reliability.
Technology has evolved significantly over the years and the introduction of more sophisticated equipment has led to more consumer market players using biometrics for effective identification. Biometric systems impart higher levels of security when appropriately integrated into applications requiring user authentication.