The Value of Biometrics for Student Attendance Management Systems

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Traditional student attendance record systems are time consuming and ineffective. Using biometrics is a more useful tool to easily and effectively track and manage student time and attendance. Photo Credits: Wiki

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 →

Why the Nigerian Biometric SIM Registration Project is an Example to Follow

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.

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Background

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.

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Do Biometrics Ensure Efficient Payroll Processing?

Biometric technology can increase the efficiency of payroll processing systems by providing undisputed employee time and attendance records for more efficient and acurate payroll processing

Biometric technology can increase the efficiency of payroll processing systems by providing undisputed employee time and attendance records for more efficient and acurate payroll processing

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 →

The Benefits of Integrating Biometrics with a POS Solution

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Biometric integration with “Point of Sale” (POS) solution will bring much more accuracy and security by preventing employee theft, buddy punching and payroll fraud.

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 →

The Benefits of using a Biometric Time Clock for Workforce Management

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Biometric time clock increases employee productivity and generates time and overhead cost savings

Companies utilizing biometric time clocks to track  employee time and attendance are not just the stuff of sci-fi movies anymore. In fact, biometric fingerprint readers have been incorporated into everything from employee time clocks to personal cell phones. Biometric technology offers users higher levels of security and a convenient way of identification that is simply not found with other identification methods. Continue reading →

Using Biometrics to Streamline Membership Management Process

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Running an efficient and profitable membership-based organization is nearly impossible without the use of biometric technology.

Are you managing your members with a membership management software solution? Great! But what if I told you that it’s possible to manage your members more easily and efficiently? The secret is using biometrics to help you to streamline the time consuming identification processes. Sound cool?

Biometrics speed up member registration

Nobody likes to spend much time waiting around, especially while they are at their gym, fitness club, or at church, but that’s exactly what happens when you implement a member management software solution that relies solely on personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords, or plastic ID cards for identification. Instead, implementing biometrics for member identification will reduce check-in and check-out waiting times by simply walking in and touching a biometric hardware device exemplified by this example of biometrics in use at a church in Florida:

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Know Your Customer (KYC) with Biometrics

Biometrics will help banks to maintain accurate customer identities and effective Know Your Customer (KYC) management to prevent fraud and regulatory fines.

Biometrics will help banks to maintain accurate customer identities and effective Know Your Customer (KYC) management to prevent fraud and regulatory fines.

“Know Your Customer” (KYC) refers to detailed and authenticated information required by financial institutions and other regulated companies before conducting business with a customer. According to Wikipedia, Know Your Customer (KYC) is the process of a business verifying the identity of its clients. KYC policies mandated by regulators globally are becoming increasingly important to prevent identity theft fraud, money laundering, and terrorist financing.

As more banks and financial institutions begin to augment their customer identification security policies, evaluation of using biometrics for KYC management is rapidly increasing. The use of biometric identification management technology for accurate customer identity verification has proven to deliver efficiency and convenience for organizations and also helps comply with government regulations to prevent identity theft and money laundering. Continue reading →

Why Integrate Biometrics with Membership Management Software?

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Membership management based organizations are moving to biometrics for member identification due to its convenience, affordability, and security features.

If you operate a membership based organization such as a gym, church, or library, it is very difficult to make it profitable and efficient without utilizing modern technology. Manual membership management systems based on pen and paper or ID card systems have become outdated due to their maintenance costs and inefficiencies. On top of that, the possibility of security breaches has aided membership-based organizations to deploy safer and more effective alternatives – most notably the use of biometrics for identification with membership management software. Continue reading →

The Secret Behind Choosing the Best Biometric Scanner: Part 2

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Considering key features like quality, standards, usability and compatibility will help you to choose the best biometric scanner for your needs.

Choosing the optimal scanner is an integral part of ensuring the success for any biometric identification management project to achieve the highest return on investment (ROI). As biometric deployments increase each year in government, healthcare, and the banking/financial services industries to maintain a higher level of security and accurate identification, the urgency to select a biometric modality that serves the needs of unique populations is becoming even more critical. What started as an industry with limited hardware choices has evolved into a market with many different modalities to choose from based on unique project requirements and environments. In a previous blog post we discussed what to consider before choosing a suitable biometric modality. This post will dig a little deeper into strategizing which modality will be the most effective based on unique characteristics. Continue reading →

Biometrics and Privacy in 2015: Maintaining a Delicate Balance

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As biometric technology is becoming mainstream, will it attract more privacy concerns?

With the rapid adoption of biometric identification technology by Apple and other giant mobile phone manufacturers, biometric technology has become a mainstream technology in 2015 by opening availability to more people for daily use. Does this mean that our privacy is even more at risk from snoopers, hackers, and identity thieves?

The answer is — not really. Today we are going to discuss how biometric technology is maintaining a delicate balance with privacy concerns as its use proliferates across many different markets. Continue reading →