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Biometric Authentication: Overview of the Advantages and Benefits

We've all seen television shows and movies where hackers are able to "crack the code." This isn't made up by Hollywood! Changes to data protection laws, company policies, and greater risks posed by cybercriminals to information systems has led to rapid advances and implementation of the technology for a variety of access control situations. Gone are the days of passwords and PIN numbers. If you want something to be totally and completely secure, you want to look into biometric authentication. Let's learn a little more about this exciting technological advancement.

What is Biometric Authentication?

Biometrics are body measurements and calculations related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. Essentially, this is a way of proving that you are who you say you are with your body, not by remembering a set of numbers or a word. With biometric solutions, governments, companies, and other services are able to safely provide access to systems with more secure authentication than ever before. Some types of biometric authentication tools available are:

  1. Fingerprint scanners

  2. Facial and voice recognition

  3. Iris (eye) scanners

  4. Hand geometry

What are the Advantages of Biometric Authentication?

Using the technologies mentioned above, you can deploy a secure access model and enjoy enhanced security. Already, you can probably imagine the benefits of switching to this type of authentication for your secure data and areas. The advantages of a switching to biometric authentication, like a fingerprint scanner, include:

  1. Improved security – This is number one! Biometric authentication provides a secure and uncrackable access control solution that doesn’t expose your information to cybercriminals. No one can leave their keys somewhere or tell someone else their password.

  2. Higher accuracy – Fingerprint scanners are one of the world's most sophisticated biometric modalities. They provide almost 100% of accuracy during authentication!

  3. Faster access – Typing in a secure password takes a long time, if you even remember it. If you don't, it takes minutes or longer to retrieve it and get access again. Compared to this, a fingerprint scanner can lock and unlock your workstation or device quickly.

  4. Greater convenience – You will no longer have to remember complex passwords! Security experts tell us that you should never use the same password for different systems, which means you have a lot to remember. Fingerprint scanners increase security without overburdening you with numerous credentials to keep in mind.

Biometric tailored access control systems can be uniquely designed to fit your business security needs. Are you ready to learn more? American Identity Solutions is here for you! Biometric controlled access is just one of the services we offer. Our biometric readers are designed to aid the employer, meaning you. Our readers can maintain detailed access logs or be used for modified restrictions of employees with different levels of access. Contact us now to learn more. We have several locations throughout Maryland, so there's sure to be one that is convenient for you.


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