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What Is Biometric Security?

March 26, 2018 11:55 am Published by

Biometric security has continuously risen in demand over recent years due to the array of contemporary methods that are available. The main advantage of biometrics is that they are much more secure than a simple lock and key. Here are some of the most popular methods of biometric security:

Fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint Scanning

This is the most common form of biometric security, a finger-scanning door lock is reliable and relatively cheap in comparison to other biometric security methods. No longer will you have the hassle of misplacing your keys. Fingerprint scanners are easy to use, once set up, simply scan your finger, the scan will then be crossed checked from the system’s database, once confirmed access is granted.


face scanningFacial Recognition

As we’ve seen with the launch of the iPhone X, Apple is clearly heading down the root of facial recognition as the main security access feature for the latest iPhone. Facial recognition security systems are capable of analysing tens of thousands of characteristics of a person’s face. They will also feature an infrared camera, so you don’t have to worry about the security system not working in the darkness.


eye recognition

Iris Scanning

Regarded as one of the most secure methods of biometric security, iris scanning is the process in which the camera takes a high-res photo of your eyes, isolating the iris, then running it through a matching algorithm to see if you’re on the guest list. With a false-positive rate of 1 in 1.5 million, the accuracy of a quality iris scan is bested only by a DNA sample.

Evolving Technology

Biometric security is only going to become more prevalent over the coming years in this technological era. Experts are predicting that biometric security can go beyond physical features and may soon be used to monitor behavioural traits. Behavioural biometric technology, such as how fast you type, may soon be used to stop hackers. Therefore, if somehow your bank details were to end up in the wrong hands, they would still need to mimic your behaviour in order to do anything with them.

Use Access Control Solutions For Your Biometric Security Needs

Here at Access Control Solutions, we are specialists in access control security systems, including biometric security. If you would like to find out more about our biometric security options, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team on 0116 236 6044. You can also fill out a contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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