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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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It would be a bit of a shame if Samsung is unable to deliver an in-display fingerprint scanner for the Note 9, considering Vivo has already managed to do it with the X20 Plus UD.
New Delhi, April 19 -- Morpho (Safran group) is the first company to receive provisional certification in India for its single fingerprint scanners.
The company said that the FS50 is a portable Fingerprint Scanner with 1.
This gives you an additional level of assurance; as if you remove the fingerprint scanner card, the laptop will be impossible to boot.
The most intriguing thing about the photo is that the Mi Mix 2S's display is showing a fingerprint icon right on the screen suggesting that it comes equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The company said the biometric fingerprint scanner to a standard credit and debit card in April 2015 in a bid to prevent payment card fraud.
Pro works with a wide range of fingerprint scanners, the company has made its latest offering available with Suprema BioMini Slim 2, a range-leading FAP20 fingerprint scanner.
Besides the dual camera feature and a dual flash light, Huawei P9 has a fingerprint scanner just below the camera.
According to the BBC, the HTC One Max also has a fingerprint scanner, which makes it set to be the first Android handset to go on sale with the facility in the UK since Apple's launch of the iPhone 5S in September, which included a similar component.
23 -- BioScan10 from BioEnable Technologies Pvt Ltd, The UID Certified Ten Fingerprint Scanner for Aadhar is getting widely accepted across the country with different UID Enrollment Agencies for its high quality and ability to register citizens fast.
The fingerprint scanner - believed to be the first to be used in a Welsh nursery - has been installed by the Daisy Day Nursery in Llanishen and replaces the signing-out system still in common use by many other creches and nurseries.
You can buy a computer mouse with a built-in fingerprint scanner to protect access to your machine.