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Security Overview - Biometric
There are many types of Biometric Technologies which can be deployed
for authentication applications. Each type will have varying degrees
of accuracy and processing time but whatever the arguments for
and against it, this technology will certainly remain in the security
marketplace now and in the future.
Facial Recognition is usually software based and analyses the
features of people’s faces from digital video or images.
It is one of the fastest growing Biometric technologies being
deployed today and can assist with forensic evidence and also
the identification of people in a crowd. Examples of applications
could be Airports or Sports Stadiums where large numbers of people
congregate or indeed anywhere where a security threat exists.
Probably the most commonly used and cost effective Biometric
technology on the marketplace today. It has been used in various
forms of security for many years and is now becoming quite an
important part of access control. Provides much higher security
than many other access control technologies and does not have
any ongoing costs, unlike those solutions based on card technology.
Iris Recognition is now being adopted by many Government Institutions
and Airports around the world. The technology is very accurate
and fast but one of the largest drawbacks is there are only a
small number of manufacturers of hardware implementing this technology.
We believe that this will change over time. One thing to note
is this form of access control is not as expensive as one may
Signature Recognition has been used in the Document Management
and Financial Industries for a large number of years. It is not
very accurate but quite useful when used as a complimentary security
methods at the same time.
Voice Recognition is already being used for many applications
outside the security industry, for example answering systems automation.
We are sure that we will see this technology being used more often
in the future, for example to assist in authentication within
the banking environment.