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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.
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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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The company also recommended using Face Unlock alongside the in-display fingerprint scanner for a faster unlocking experience.
Morpho's single fingerprint scanners have successfully passed the tests under the STQC's Biometric Device Certification Scheme, designed to facilitate availability of quality assessed biometric devices to identity verification agencies.
Virtually all laptop makers offer a model with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Some provide facial recognition systems that use a laptop's webcam to match a stored image of the user's face.
Specialist fingerprint scanner and fingerprint recognition company Futronic Technology Company Limited announced today the release of its new FS50 FIPS201/PIV Compliant USB2.0 Two Finger Scanner.
SecuGen's Hamster III USB Fingerprint Scanner is the First Biometric Device to Receive Microsoft 'Designed for Microsoft Windows Server 2003' logo
SmartTOUCH is a combination Mifare smart card reader and fingerprint scanner available from Integrated Engineering of Amsterdam.
The most popular type of biometric device is a fingerprint scanner such as Digital Persona's U.are.U models (
In an effort to achieve maximum screen-to-body ratio, many smartphone makers have tucked the earpiece away on the border, made a tiny circular or U-shaped notch for the selfie camera, and put the fingerprint scanner under the display.
But officers used a fingerprint scanner to prove he had given false details and he was arrested.
The FAP30 fingerprint scanner maintains the highest FBI PIV/FIPS201 standards and mobile ID FAP30 certification, and enables users to capture high quality fingerprints in harsh environments and under direct sunlight of up to 100,000 LUX.
The notches are located on the top and bottom portion of the display, with the latter being slightly larger to accommodate the fingerprint scanner.