Five years ago, if someone told you that a computer would enable you to shop, order food, work and talk while on the way to home from office, you would have probably not believed him. Today, when you look at tablet PCs like iPads, you find these features are the norm.
These small, handy devices are making our life increasingly convenient by the day, especially because they help you manage your professional and personal life better. But since they do so much, it is important that you protect them, too. While you may use protective covers and screen guards for its body, how do you ensure data safety? Until now, most people have used virus scanners and applications that provide customized locks, but these are not foolproof. The solution is to use biometric security systems for your tablet PCs.
These systems apply the technology used in popular biometric devices like the Suprema Biomini USB fingerprint scanner and Lumidigm Sensor, which are known for their accuracy and sharpness in identifying fingerprints.
There are two ways in which you can use these biometric security systems:
The first one is external, wherein you use fingerprint scanners like the Lumidigm Mercury 301 or the Lumidigm Sensor. These need to be attached to your tablet via a USB port. Your device would only unlock when an authorized fingerprint is provided to it.
This means that you may leave your tablet unattended at meetings or in office or even while having guests at home, and no one would be able to access your data!
This is more popular than the former as it is more convenient and helps keep your tablet secure even while on the move. Here, the tablet itself has internal applications that work on biometrics. The system is similar to that of the Suprema Biomini USB fingerprint scanner and Lumidigm Mercury 301, wherein the camera of the tablet helps scan your fingerprint and authorizes it.
The best part about using internal or external fingerprint scanners for your tablet is that it limits the access, thus also averting the risk of theft. You may also install a tracker along with the scanner for enhanced safety.