Security at your fingertips
Whether it’s unlocking a smartphone, gaining secure access to a building, or at airport security, biometric technology is having an increasing impact on our everyday life. Many businesses now use biometrics as a way to authenticate users and safeguard their enterprise.
Typical access control systems use a proximity card or tag to identify a user. While this what you have type of credential is adequate in most cases, it is easily misplaced, lost, or stolen. A second authentication factor can be implemented that requires the user to also enter a PIN code. This combination uses both what you have and what you know, and while it increases security, a PIN can still be forgotten or passed on to someone else. Biometrics introduce the what you are factor and are immune to these problems by using fingerprints or facial patterns that are unique to an individual.