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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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should consider utilizing the only patented gesture biometric and strongest multi-factor authentication for cyber defense now available from Biometric Signature ID.
Placing millions of people's biometric signatures into a central repository -- just as it is often done with passwords -- is an extraordinarily risky policy because unlike passwords, biometric data cannot be changed.
The LG Knock Code feature isn't as susceptible to biometric signatures like fingerprint scanners and offers over 80,000 possible pattern combinations.
6 million registered voters to return for new registration and to affix their biometric signatures and data information.
Identity confirmation supported by biometric signatures, operated from a cloud-based platform, now enable health care providers to immediately verify the identity of the patient under treatment.