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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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Device security protection: Protecting the device against unauthorised access is the biggest driver for mobile phone biometric security.
The flexibility and performance of the EZ-USB FX2LP controller is a perfect fit for the needs of the rapidly growing biometric security market.
It allows customers to bring biometric security enabled hard drives to mass production without requiring additional software development.
Gabriel Technologies develops, manufactures and sells a series of technically advanced systems in the physical locking systems market for the transportation and shipping industries through the WAR-LOK brand; GPS-assisted asset tracking through Trace Technologies; and biometric security products through Digital Defense Group.
The plusID incorporates features not available in other biometric security products:
Validity's biometric security products enable a wide range of product enhancements across numerous market segments, including password replacement for PCs and applications, centralized management for corporate network security, secure mobile transactions, protection of portable data, identity verification for government and military applications and physical access control.
WASHINGTON -- Saflink(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:SFLK), a leading provider of solutions that verify identity, secure access and increase productivity, and Datastrip, a leading provider of biometric verification devices and 2D bar code software today announced the continued deployment of a mobile biometric security system for the State of Florida's Seaport Gate Control Project.
The increase in revenue for 2005 was mainly due to the execution and delivery of a large custom application order of biometric security products and services to one of Sense Holdings' largest corporate customers.
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