Point-of-sale systems are the crux of revenue as well as that of theft in the organized retail sector. One of the biggest concerns for large-scale retailers today is to properly secure their point-of-sale (POS) systems. A break in the POS system can lead to loss of sensitive customer data, sales numbers, costs, profit margins, etc. In the hands of competitors or crooks, this loss could be disastrous.
Traditionally, the retail POS system assigns a password to every cashier to gain access to the software. But the password system has its drawbacks in that it is still vulnerable to hacks and tampering. These fears for business safety are prompting POS manufacturers to incorporate biometric devices into their retail software and POS hardware. Biometric security will reduce the chances of incorrect access and tampering and definitely make it easier to track and find individuals responsible.
These biometric components have to be separately installed into the system by the POS system manufacturers. Today, there are several biometric device manufacturing companies such as Futronic, Suprema, SecuGen and Nitgen. These retail systems could use a USB fingerprint scanning component such as the Nitgen Hamster II or the SecuGen Hamster IV or they could also use embedded fingerprint modules.
In terms of feasibility and best fit, the Nitgen Fingkey Hamster II is the best bet for better biometric security analysis. The Nitigen Hamster II is being appreciated by speculators and buyers alike for its extreme portability and durability. Overall, the Nitgen Fingkey Hamster II is very well equipped with the provisions of software and support modules for all security analysis. With its durability and analysis capability, it fits the bill as the ideal component for a POS biometric device.