Biometric Technology in Cars: An Introduction to the Future

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS

What is biometric technology?

Biometrics is the use of behavioral and physical data obtained from a person and applied to a number of existing technologies for the purposes of both identification and access control.

Once the preserve of science-fiction fans, we now live in a world where the use of biometrics is commonplace. Smartphones use fingerprint technology for secure access, and iris scanning is now the main point of entry at passport border control in airports across the world. Continue reading →

Certain Trends Push Implementations in Biometrics Industry to The Next Level

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Pranjal Mehta, Sr. Digital Marketing Engineer, with Big Market Research.

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Self – Adjusting Capabilities Keeps Global Hand Geometry Biometrics Devices Market Strong

Weakening any risk of security breach or safeguarding critical data happens to be one of several concerns that needs to be tackled with creative technological methods. Thus, biometric verification is one such solution to authentication problem. Due to tremendous innovation, in this space new entrants are emerging to offer more secure and easy verification process to customers. Research analysts at “Big Market Research” assessing the growth rate, share and size and trends outline that government bodies and different industries are planning on implementing mobile biometric, which will speed up the authentication process. The industry is likely to undergo significant change over the next five to six years owing to certain trends. Continue reading →

Why Biometric AFIS Solutions Are More Effective Than Non-Biometric Technologies

Biometric AFIS Solutions for Governments

AFIS is a scalable and customizable solution that allows you to perform a wide variety of tasks for processing, editing, searching, retrieving and storing biometric templates and subject records.

Many governments have proactively implemented automated fingerprint (biometric) identification systems (AFIS /ABIS) to more accurately identify citizens and other individuals crossing their borders. In contrast to traditional non-biometric identification technologies, the implementation of biometric technology is successfully closing many security loopholes in the identification and authentication of citizens and travelers. Continue reading →

Do Mobile Biometrics Need More Security?

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Does the rising use of biometrics on mobile devices require a higher level of security?

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS.

When it comes to an organization’s information security systems, passwords are possibly the weakest link. This is why many inroads are being made in the field of biometric authentication technologies. Take a look at the rate of website breaches, and you can make the discernment whether or not biometrics and mobile biometrics are necessary. Companies can force users to come up with long and complex passwords. Yet, many will then write these passwords down somewhere simply because they are difficult to remember. In this regard, biometric authentication can be a foolproof approach—especially when using mobile devices that are the increasing method people use for accessing their accounts. Now the question remains, do mobile device biometrics need more security? Continue reading →

Can Employees Refuse Enrollment In a Biometric System?

This is a repurposed post on enrollment in a biometric system that was originally published on the M2SYS Blog, August 05, 2011

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Many organizations worldwide have implemented or are considering implementing biometric time clocks for employee time and attendance

Considering the many benefits of biometric technology for identification and authentication, some people raise concerns about privacy and security issues. Many people believe that when placed in the wrong hands, a person’s biometric data in a biometric system can be misused resulting in severe consequences. Some advocates also believe that collecting individual biometric credentials (even when used by the private sector for uses such as employee authentication) is a violation of individual privacy. This post is an explanatory approach to this issue in an attempt to clarify why privacy violations should not be a concern when it comes to biometric technology. Continue reading →

Top 5 App making companies in Canada

The following guest post was submitted by Alma Causey. 

Millions of applications are available today on different app stores throughout all platforms available. Companies around the world have started up since the age of technology began to integrate ideas that would turn out be so helpful as well as entertaining to us today. Ever wondered who is behind all of them? Who comes up with these ideas? Continue reading →

The Top Seven Advantages of a Biometric Identification Management System

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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What are the advantages of biometric identification management technology? 2016

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.” Continue reading →

Biometric Technology: Replacing Passwords and PINs in Banking

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The financial sector is replacing passwords and PINs with biometrics for higher security and consumer convenience.

Touch ID from Apple introduced a more modern way to authenticate banking customers through fingerprint recognition. Without wasting any time, banks throughout the world are pushing forward to leverage this device based technology to replace passwords and PINs. The entire financial industry realizes that biometric technology not only secures account holder financial transactions, but it also adds a great deal of customer convenience. Continue reading →

The Benefit of Integrating Biometrics with Membership Management Software

Forget the hassles of old methods of membership management

With the integration of biometric identification, member based organizations can focus on core competencies instead of worrying about the hassles of conventional membership management methods

Member based organizations such as gyms, fitness clubs, or churches often face similar membership management issues. Paramount among these issues is developing and sustaining a steady flow of traffic to avoid members waiting in a queue because the fact is, nobody likes to wait in line. However, when membership management software relies on passwords, PINs or even plastic ID cards for member identification, they open up the possibility of long lines and a chance for fraud and abuse.

The good news is that the simple integration of a biometric identification management system can help alleviate long lines and queues to help ensure members have safe, fast, and secure access to a facility. Implementing biometrics for member identification reduces wait times for check-in and check-out and ensures accurate member identification.

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Why Ears Are the Future of Biometrics

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could the human ear be the next mainstream biometric identification management technology?

The following guest post was submitted by Katrina Manning.

Increasingly, biometric security–which, uses our bodies’ characteristics to verify who we are–is becoming more commonplace. Once thought to be a hallmark of the future, with flying cars and communities living in space, today, many of us are quite comfortable scanning our fingerprints to unlock our phones or open an office door. In addition, we’re starting to see companies such as MasterCard and Facebook scanning our faces for increased security. It makes sense given that cyber crime is a billion dollar industry. Imagine the security impact ear biometrics would have on mobile banking. So, is there an avenue that biometric security has yet to touch? The answer would be yes, and the avenue would be our ears. Continue reading to learn more.

Hello? Is anyone there?

Apparently, Japanese company NEC has recently developed technology that measures the reflection of sound waves when they bounce off the tympanic membrane. If that sounds a bit too technical for you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Essentially, everyone’s ear cavity is unique–just like a fingerprint. This means that how the waves bounce will also be unique. Moreover, the process has an accuracy rate “greater than 99 percent.” This is according to an announcement from NEC earlier this month. Not to mention, it only takes a second. Imagine using your ears to unlock your phone.

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