Biometric technologies include complex equipment that is designed to analyze personal identification marks that is unique to each individual, such as fingerprints, ear lobes, vein patterns, face recognition, voices, and iris shapes. Biometric systems are mainly used for security and identification purposes. Biometrics engineers are usually software developers who create and maintain various biometric systems.

Bio-metric Applications

  • Access control

    Identification is the process by which the user professes an identity by providing a username, a pin code or some other form of ID.

    Authentication is the process of verification to make sure that the user is who he claims to be.

  • Time and attendance management

    Using biometric time registration or attendance management avoids fooling or illegal activities and also reduces overhead for security personnel when badges are lost or pin codes forgotten.

  • Surveillance

    Screening large crowds for criminals or missing children. For example airports can be largely automated using biometrics. The cost of implementations of biometrics is very high and for existing surveillance systems the success rates vary.

  • Face recognition

    It is said that some casino’s are using face recognition to automatically search the crowd for card counters and cheaters, it is unknown whether they are successful with this or not.