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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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 official said the biometric system was installed a week ago, but it started functioning on Friday.
He said the biometric verification of intending pilgrims was being continued at 26 Visa Service Centres of Etimad, in Faisalabad, Multan, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore.
In the Indian Biometric Market, Mantra Softech is known for providing innovative, advanced, and technology-driven biometric products catering to complex and diversified deployments especially for government, mid to large enterprises, telecom industries, banking & financial institutions, retail sector and many more.
The intending pilgrims will have to deposit biometric verification receipt in their respective banks along with their passports.
Togo also plans to begin a biometric population census.
Cloud biometric storage for banking or identity access solutions is the worst possible way of implementing biometric security solutions.
Moreover, with the view to further strengthen the measures already in place and mitigate the money laundering and terrorist financing risks, banks/DFIs are advised to immediately take steps to ensure optimal utilisation of biometric technology and carry out biometric verification of the existing customers (if already not done) as per given timelines and thresholds.
Utilizing the latest biometric technology -- a mix of facial and iris recognition, Emirates passengers can soon check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates Lounge, and board their flights, simply by strolling through the airport.
It claimed Wendy's uses biometric time clocks to record the punching in and leaving times of its employees, including when and by whom the Point-Of-Sale (POS) and cash register systems are being used without informing the staff what their fingerprint data was being used for and for how long the data will be stored by the company, both of which was required by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Officials said that CDA top brass wants to see biometric attendance in all offices of the authority to make sure that people come and do the work they are paid for.
ISLAMABAD:Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has directed the intending pilgrims to visit Etimad offices for biometric verification of fingerprints as per their scheduled time and date with original bank receipts, copies of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) and passports before leaving for Saudi Arabia for Hajj 1439 AH.