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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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At JADCS, our goal is not to replace a property's existing security structure, but to build on to it, incorporating the latest innovations in biometric technology and real time security management.
Biometric technology uses unique biological properties to identify individual users in a confined group.
CBEFF is described in detail in NISTIR 6529, Common Biometric Exchange File Format (CBEFF).