How to Evaluate the Accuracy of a Biometric Modality?

With many biometric modalities available such as fingerprint or iris recognition, it is critical for users to assess their accuracy before implementing

Biometrics is a means of identifying and verifying people identity based on physiological characteristics. The core value of a biometric system depends on its ability to correctly accept or reject an individual identity. In other words, accuracy is the criteria to assess the reliability of a biometric modality. The accuracy of a biometric modality is…

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Biometric Access Control – Can Iris Biometric Enhance Better Security?

Biometric access control, especially iris, has become a common component in the commercial access control landscape.

The Significance of Biometric Access Control Security issues seem to be one of the most important problems of contemporary computer science. One of the most important branches of security is identification of users. Identification may be required for access control to buildings, rooms, devices or information. The basic aim of identification is to make it…

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Biometric E-Voting Gains High Attention in the Emerging Market

Biometric E-Voting Gain High Attention in the Emerging Market

In the present day, democracy has become a vital part of people’s lives and countries’ development, and to achieve democracy must meet several conditions. The heart of democracy is voting. The heart of voting is trust that each vote is recorded and tallied with accuracy and impartiality. In order to improve voting systems for elections,…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in Africa in The Next 5 Years

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Biometric market is growing fast in Africa, especially in recent years. Current challenges such as national security threats, lack of infrastructure, large geographic area, manual processes related forgery, etc. have greatly driven the need for biometrics based electric systems in this region. In order to build a strong national security and reduce the incidences of…

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Numerous Advantages of Biometric Physical Access Control

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Physical access control devices and systems play an important part in our life from the simplest single door of your house to a larger scale of organizations and governments.  Together with the technological proliferation, there are increasing demands for safety and security. Electronic access control system (EACS) such as: biometrics, card based, intruder alarm, touchpad…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in South America in next 5 years

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South America is emerging as one of the key growing regions in biometric market worldwide as stated by 6Wresearch. It is estimated that South America accounts 10% of global revenue with an annual growth between 2005 and 2010 of 30% by International Biometrics Group. Countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Colombia are contributing majority of…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in Middle East in The Next 5 Years

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Business is active in the Middle East, where national ID schemes, commercial ventures and improving border security are all providing impetus. The ambitious approach taken by some of the region’s governments has led to many exciting and cutting edge biometric schemes being deployed in the recent years. In 2004, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)…

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Biometric Systems Fulfill the Security Demand of Law Enforcement

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For over a century, biometric systems have assisted law enforcement efforts. During the early twentieth century, law enforcement agencies gradually replaced Bertillon’s anthropometry system with fingerprint identification. By the mid-twentieth century, police used fingerprints to link arrestees with their criminal records and to identify suspects from latent fingerprints left at a crime scene. As biometric…

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Can mobile push biometrics to the mainstream?

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Mobile devices are rapidly becoming a key computing platform, transforming how people access business and personal information. Access to business data from mobile devices requires secure authentication, but traditional password schemes based on a mix of alphanumeric and symbols are cumbersome and unpopular, which makes users to avoid accessing business data on their personal devices…

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Biometrics in Education – A Growing Demand

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Biometric technology is becoming increasingly more powerful and cost-effective, and it has been making inroads into education sector. Educational institutions recognize the threat of insecurity to their children and are starting to adopt biometric identification systems to protect the students under their care. A growing trend is that biometric access control devices are being used…

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