Biometrics systems can be a great investment, both in terms of security and simplicity of use. But how exactly does it work and what does it mean for us as individuals and businesses?
Biometrics allows a company to identify employees and visitors, keep a track of employee hours making payroll much more efficient. It does away with time consuming paperwork involved in keeping timesheets and might save the business money that could be lost in time theft. Obviously, biometrics also makes sure only the people with authorisation can gain access to the building which makes it much safer for employees.
What is Biometric Verification?
In basic terms biometric verification is a way of identifying someone by their unique, biological traits, including:
- Iris and retina patterns
- Hand geometry
- Voice waves
- Facial recognition
- Ear shape
Some people rightly worry about privacy infringements of such security techniques with concern that personal data could easily be extracted without consent. Fears of being under constant surveillance (CCTV is everywhere with many cities across the globe linking to facial recognition databases to help fight crime).
But on the flip side biometrics obviously offer security solutions that are hard to duplicate and in a world where businesses are under threat from physical security breaches as well as electronic data security breaches it is important to recognise how valuable biometrics are to keeping your business safe:
- SMI Global provide the technology to allow mobile devices to be used for biometric security and allows the user to identify and authorise individuals wherever they are on the premises.
- SMI Global technology allows the access control system to be used where there are no physical barriers, Biometric technology makes it easier and quicker to verify employees and individuals.
- Events where there may be multiple access points, using Biometric mobile devices makes verification simple and effective anywhere on site creating a safe and secure environment.