Biometrics: Measuring Human Biological Traits

(using human biological traits for security screening)

Biometrics now applies almost exclusively to the measurement of human-biological traits for security purposes

The term biometrics is now widely known as “the science of measuring physical characteristics, to verify a person’s identity which includes voice recognition, iris and face scans, and fingerprint recognition.” This definition represents a recently created application used in the industrial-tech world.

Since biometrics is a system for measuring unique biological traits for the purpose of identification; it includes utilization of time clocks, the “easy way” to track and to report employees authentication to increase security, and the enhancement of access with the convenience of hand readers or finger prints; so, there is no further need for ID badges or time cards and the biometric system also eliminates the “buddy punching” of time cards or employees clocking each other in.

When some recognition systems verify the identities of individuals by the size and shape of the hand, they do so without the fingerprints or palm prints being utilized.

Fingerprint recognition has emerged as one of the most popular and convenient biometric technologies because it is more accurate than voice recognition and cheaper than iris scanning, supporters say.

Now, more and more everyday gadgets are coming equipped with fingerprint scanners including some cell phones.

A few airports and government agencies, such as the FBI, have dabbled with biometrics to identify employees. In recent months, a wave of new users, from schools to banks, have adopted the technology.

The goal: tighten security, reduce security costs, and meet stricter laws imposed after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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