The use of biometric security systems in law enforcement is not a breaking news event any more. However, from a sheer biometric perspective, it is not a bad development at all as people are more attuned to what is happening in biometric technology and have accepted that biometrics will be an integral part of their lives. This is a small victory for the biometrics industry. Kudos to all!
However, this does not mean that the biometric industry is incapable of throwing a surprise, from time to time, that makes us sit up and wonder: “Is this really possible?” This is exactly what happened recently. A leading provider of identity and protection products for soldiers and civilians released their new application on Google Play, the Android marketplace. The free trial app allows the user to perform biometric identification using their android devices. The app will support biometric enrolment like iris scan, finger scan, and facial scan. However, you will need a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner or facial scanner to collect the data. Once the data is collected it can be sent to the database to collect biometric information of the sample.
This is breaking news. Just imagine all the good that can be done with these simple but powerful biometric security systems. A policeman patrolling on the streets can record biometric information like iris scan, finger scan or facial scan and tap into the central database in seconds. Depending on the information showing up on the central database, he can take the decision to apprehend or release the suspect. This will be a huge improvement over the current police reporting system which is time consuming and clumsy. In the current system, the suspect is apprehended and taken to the police station where he has to wait for hours for the background verification to be completed. This procedure is time consuming, inefficient and is bad publicity for the police administration. No wonder people complain about police harassment all the time.
Fingerprint readers like the Digital Persona U Are U 4500 Fingerprint Reader can easily be integrated into this system to make police administration work less chaotic. This fingerprint scanner is not limited to just police work; it can be used indoors too in restaurant, hospitals, offices, schools and more. Fingerprint reader windows 7 devices can be used for drug dispensation, prescription fulfillment, time and attendance, law enforcement and banking applications. Digital Persona’s U Are U 4500 Fingerprint Reader soft blue glow blends with any type of environment and does not conflict with the soft lighting in restaurants and health care facilities. Because of its special under coating it stays put in one place. It has a powerful optical sensor that can read fingerprint data from any angle.
This app has huge potential in schools, public administration, hospitals and defense. Yes, it will throw up a few privacy issues, but that is expected when there is a new development in technology.