Biometric subscriber identity module (SIM) verification has gained rapid momentum recently due to the widespread adoption of mobile phones. It is defined as the process of verifying the personal details of a subscriber by utilizing their biometric attributes. The practice of using biometrics for SIM card verification not only works as a proof of ownership credential, but it also creates a sense of accountability among SIM card owners to not use their mobile phones in any kind of criminal activities. Continue reading →
RightPatient® will offer a free webinar on September 10, 2015 covering accurate patient identification and patient data integrity in healthcare. The webinar will cover elimination of duplicate medical records, the importance of creating a federated patient identity, and an in-depth discussion of what biometrics can or cannot do.
One of the major debates within the healthcare industry revolves around patient identification and patient data integrity, especially when it comes to patient safety and security. Ask any healthcare professional about the impact of failing to correctly identify patients and the answer would be same. Misidentification of patients is a direct cause of preventable medication errors, transfusion errors, and testing errors. Preventable medical errors continue to persist as the #3 killer in the U.S. and claim the lives of more than 400,000 patients per year.
Many school principals, district superintendents, administrators, and K-12 food service operators have already heard of fingerprint lunch lines, or the use of fingerprint biometric technology to recognize students and allow automated payment for school lunch purchases.
Using biometric fingerprint technology, school caterers or K-12 food service operators can not only simplify and speedup the school lunch line payment procedure, but can also eliminate lunch line fraud and stop bullying.
Fingerprints for student identification
The idea of a cashless fingerprint payment system for school lunch lines is not a new one. It has been used primarily in the United Kingdom and United States since the beginning of the 21st century, and is now widespread around the world including deployments in Australia, India, and some other European and Asian countries.
Schools mostly use student’s fingerprint data for cashless catering systems though in the United Kingdom fingerprint biometrics in schools were initially used for library book issuance. Within a few years fingerprints were being used for cashless catering systems, enabling parents to deposit money into students catering accounts, which is debited by a child’s fingerprint scan at the point of sale. In the United States, fingerprint biometrics systems are used primarily for lunch line point of sale transactions, as mentioned above.
The following guest post was submitted by Car Search Brokers, Australia’s leading automotive provider who always provides updates on new automotive technologies through their extensive knowledge of the motor industry.
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Automotive engineers have predicted that by 2022, people will drive cars equipped with powerful biometric capacities. The arrival of this trend within the next ten years promises to revolutionize aspects of daily life in the United States and other nations. How will this change impact your vehicle?
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Fraudulent time and attendance activities are a common phenomenon throughout the world. According to the Kentucky CPA Journal, time and attendance fraud costs U.S. employers more than $400 billion per year in lost productivity. Fortunately, technologies such as fingerprint time clocks are now available to prevent these kind of deceitful activities. Many governments and corporate entities are implementing fingerprint technology to ensure proper employee attendance tracking. Today we are going to discuss this technology and its role in eliminating employee attendance fraud. Continue reading →
Biometric time and attendance systems have become widespread in different industries such as workforce management and are quickly becoming more and more useful in the education sector for accurate student attendance tracking due to the limitations and inaccuracies of traditional student attendance tracking methods like roll calling or card punching. The need for biometric student tracking attendance systems in educational institutes is rising because these systems are more accurate, faster, and convenient besides being a more effective tool to protect student identities and privacy. Continue reading →
Back in 2011, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) budgeted 6.1 billion Naira to conduct biometric registration on SIM (subscriber identification module) cards in six geopolitical zones of the country in addition to Lagos. The project dragged on for several months and ended with the NCC using a mobile operator biometric SIM card database. Under the new biometric SIM registration system, every Nigerian mobile phone user will now be required to provide their biometrics for authentication.
The main reason behind deploying a biometric backed SIM registration system in Nigeria was to help law enforcement agencies improve the country’s security. The Authority considered that securing identities of all nationwide mobile network subscribers would help them combat fraud and criminal activity. The goal was to implement a solution that is secure, cost effective, widely accepted, and integrates with other identity databases in Nigeria.
Efficient payroll processing is a vital part of any businesses and since it is directly associated with employee compensation, system weaknesses and vulnerabilities could affect accuracy. It is important to understand that payroll involves more than simply compensating your employees for the time they have worked, and inaccuracies may lead to unnecessary payroll expenses. That is why many businesses worldwide are moving to implement biometric technology to establish more accurate and efficient payroll processing. Continue reading →
Today’s retail business industry is largely dependent on POS solutions for faster and more effective ways of managing business tasks. POS technology solutions help business owners to manage transactions, cash flow, inventory, and billing and payroll. Today’s POS technology needs to meet the rising demands of the industry for a secure and efficient system to boost productivity and foster smoother business processes. Therefore, rising issues like employee theft, buddy punching and payroll fraud are accelerating the need to integrate sophisticated technology such as biometrics with a POS solution. Continue reading →