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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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The behaviour, life cycle and biometrical measurements of Aphis fabae.
Table 1: The comparative analyse of biometrical technical tests (Firiteanu V.
Therefore, the up-dating of the electoral list is relatively smoothly carried out, and the operation for the replacement of the IDs with biometrical ones is in course, in which every one must individually apply for and take one's personal documents after an overall check of the presented data.
Interestingly, the related biometrical values regarding the phalanges of the right little finger (Digitus quintus) had no statistical significance.
The current and future use of biometrical data, such as fingerprinting and facial scanning will further facilitate the IEC to flush out any multiple entrants in the system.
1997) found that formalin causes significant shrinkage of all biometrical characters of Acartia clausi with the length loss being larger for the abdomen than for the cephalothorax or for total length.
Due to the high frequency the aneurysms observed in the anterior communicating arteries, besides too, in the precommunicating segment (A1) of the anterior cerebral artery, we have decided to carry out a biometrical analysis of these arteries and the ICA for research possible association or correlation in these arteries.
He is to undergo a full biometrical analysis this month to ensure that his prosthetics do not give him an unfair advantage.
The involvement of Labour MP Jack Straw, pictured, in the debate over Muslim women removing their veils is in line with the Government policy to introduce biometrical identity cards for British citizens.