What are Biometrics ?

The term “Biometric” originates from the Greek words “bio” (life) and “metric” (to measure). Biometrics is the technique of studying the physical or physiological characteristics of a person such as your fingerprint, hand geometry, eye structure or voice pattern.

The main application of biometrics is the identification and verification of individuals. It may be done by a variety of methods, the most popular of which are fingerprinting, iris/retinal scans and facial recognition scans.

What is Biometric Access Control ?

Biometric access control is ideal for situations where irrefutable proof of a persons identity is required. This technology, designed specifically for your access control system, can measure various human characteristics like a person’s fingerprint, their eye retinas and irises, their vocal patterns, facial shapes and hand measurements. Once measured, said characteristic is matched against a stored value in order to verify the user’s identity.

Biometric scanning technology gives increased accuracy and reliability when identifying a user and can operate under difficult conditions.

The complete security solutions supplied by Biometric Access Control support a combination of biometric and proximity smart card readers, giving you the flexibility to mix and match to suit your needs.

Biometrics and Privacy Rights

Biometric Access Control readers will measure a specific physical characteristic and save it as a digital template. Biometric data saved in the digital templates and personal information are completely segregated, since biometric templates can’t be reverse-engineered to recreate and/or access personal information.

Our systems are fully compliant with the the Human Rights Act and the Data Protection Act, ensuring that the user’s privacy rights are upheld throughout the enrolment and normal operation stages.

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