Biometric Card – The Future of Personal Identity

Dec 04, 2017

With the rise in crime and theft, the security of a building is the number one concern of any organization. It has become absolutely necessary that only threat-free personnel enter the vicinity and any and all threats be determined and obstructed at the gates. And one of the most cost-efficient and secure way to achieve this is the use of Biometric Key cards.

What are Biometric Key Cards? The Biometric Key Card is a new form of identification that helps an organization analyse and distinguish a person’s physical traits, such as fingerprints, facial photograph, voice recognition, physical attributes, IRIS scan patterns and other information.

Today, Biometric identification is winning against traditional identification systems. Here are some of the pros of Biometric Technology:
  1. Accuracy – As Biometric identification relies on physical attributes of an individual that cannot be easily swapped or forged, it is nearly 100% accurate.
  2. Cost-efficient – The software and hardware products required for a biometric card setup are reasonably priced and cost-efficient.
  3. Higher ROI – Biometric cards tend to have a better accuracy, cost efficiency, improved accountability and less chances of misuse because of which they have a higher Return of Investment as compared to traditional identification systems
  4. Integration – Biometric cards can be seamlessly integrated in the company’s existing security systems, camera surveillance, and visitor management logs.
Biometric cards have been widely incorporated in all the small and big industries across the world. Biometric cards are highly favoured in the Banking and Finance sector because of the level of the security it brings to the table.

12.6 million Identity frauds were recorded in 2012, making security and privacy one of the major concerns of the general population. Biometric technology can be very beneficial at ATM booths in identifying whether the card user is the owner of the credit card by comparing the owner’s biometric data to the user. MasterCard and Zwipe have introduced fingerprint authentication in their credit cards with the help of biometric technology. Other attributes that the Biometric cards can incorporate include DNA matching, Hand geometry recognition, Gait, Odour, Signature Recognition and more, however, these are used in highly classified and confidential institutions. Biometric technology reduces paperwork, thereby increasing the efficiency and the speed. It even reduces the costs incurred in routine password reset operations conducted by the company. Biometric identity cannot be stolen; One’s identity always stays with one. There are various types of Biometric cards, however, the most common ones are the ones with an internal processor and memory or an inbuilt memory chip. The card utilization works by coming in the proximity of a scanner, with a show of one’s card, or with a contactless interface. These cards are equipped to store data and can communicate automatically with the card readers via an encrypted system and have their own digital signatures. Solus Security Solutions provides a variety of products along with biometric integration, whether you are in the Manufacturing business, Pharmaceuticals, Energy field, Defence, or Residential buildings. Incorporating Biometric technology in your organization can save up to 40% of your resources, and Solus Security Solutions can help bridge the gap between you and a cost-effective and secure security system.

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