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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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I have asked some principals and teachers to make this a Special Project of the Month for their high school students-where each student will be asked to get the names of at least 10 relatives or friends of voting age and their dates of birth for purposes of assisting them in verifying if they are biometrically registered.
tests and markets the company's biometrically secured garage door openers, thermostats, deadbolts and home alarm keypads and, smartTOUCH Medical, Inc.
GE Security's Identity Commander, combined with ImageWare's biometric identity management and secure credentialing technology, enables support for biometric enrollment, identification and verification, and identity proofing, as well as card management and issuance of the biometrically enabled secure FUPAC badges.
This is an exciting time to join the iCache team - top tier card issuing organizations are quickly gravitating to iCache's biometrically secure digital wallet over other mobile payment applications.
The SensorCard is, essentially, a computer in a credit card format that biometrically authenticates a cardholder by matching their fingerprints to those that were automatically captured, encrypted and stored on the card when it was issued.
Eastern Credit Union has purchased the biometric control system, including hardware and software, with the goal of increasing security by biometrically controlling their strategic assets - logical, software, and physical.
Kwikset's SmartScan is a biometrically accessible deadbolt that can be applied to external and internal doors in residential applications.
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Sequiam Corporation develops, markets, and supports a portfolio of highly robust proprietary biometrically enabled consumer lifestyle and commercial products and OEM solutions.
The IWS Biometric Engine Border Management product provides biometric enrollment, management and identification, allowing land, air and sea borders to biometrically search and match populations of unlimited sizes for identity confirmation.