Desktops are passé, mobile devices are in. Mobile technology is advancing at such a breathtaking and fascinating pace that it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of what is new and what is old. In the not so distant future, it is not inconceivable to imagine mobile devices, like the iPad and the iPhone, taking over the role of desktops in an office setting.
As businesses move towards a cloud based business model, security will become paramount for survival in this business. Unfortunately, the existing archaic access control systems based on a system of passwords, will be blown to bits by a hacker who knows his game. If you think that cloud based platforms are safe, think again. Recently, Wired correspondent, Mat Honan, had his cloud connected Mac, iPhone and iPad hacked. If this can happen to a Wired correspondent, think what can happen to you. However, with stronger Biometric Security Systems, this type of hacking would not be possible.
We all know that M-Commerce or mobile commerce is going to be the next big thing. Banks, financial institutions, online trading companies are already hawking their wares online. However, when it comes to security, M-Commerce is still a long way from being reliable. The good news for consumers, having high hopes of M-commerce, is that the next generation of smart phones will be way smarter with inbuilt biometric access control software. This software will have a device to record your biometric data. This data will then be digitized with the help of powerful biometric access control software and sent to the cloud where it will be matched with recorded data. If there is a match, the user will be able to log in and complete the transaction as he wishes. This type of application will support cash transactions too. Right now, customers have to login with the use of passwords which is fraught with a lot of risk. Once smart phones are biometrically enabled, access to cash will become smoother, risk free and convenient.
Biometric security systems can be tailored to the requirement of any industry. This type of technology is almost here and it is believed that the next generation of Apple products will have inbuilt biometric readers.
Biometric Access Control technology uses certain identifiable characteristics like fingerprints, retina, veins, voice, keystroke, and gait for validating the verification process. These characteristics are unique to every individual and cannot be replicated. Biometric data is collected during enrollment and stored in a secured database. Verification is done by comparing the information in the database with live data collected thorough a scanner. Biometric access control systems are foolproof, reliable and built to operate in the most challenging conditions.
Biometric Access Control has found widespread acceptance in the industry. The advantages include round the clock surveillance, remote login, time keeping and payroll accounting.