Fingerprint Scanners use biometric technology to implement a fingerprint access control system that is foolproof, reliable and robust. This has helped to secure data and valuable assets against unwarranted access and has also led to more productive systems.
Biometric security in Pubs in Australia
Pubs and clubs in Australia have taken to this technology readily as it has helped them reduce violence drastically. Major tourist locations like the Coogee Bay in Sydney and the Amplifier nightclub in Perth have implemented a biometric security platform that records the photo, fingerprint and ID of each of its patrons for security purposes. This information is used to refuse admittance to tourists who have been flagged for unruly behaviour earlier.
According to experts, privacy advocates who fear the misuse of data need not worry because the biometric data is thoroughly de-identified. Attention has been paid to ensure that there are no addresses and names associated with the data removing the risk of misuse. Even the police have to go through a complex audit purpose to get to the data.
The patrons of the club had a mixed response to this new technology, with some finding it a nuisance while others acquiescing to its use in light of increasing security concerns. The NSW police gave thumbs to this technology provided it was used within the limits laid down by the law.
Use in Banks
In banks and financial institutions data security is of vital importance; auditing guidelines give importance to maintaining information security. This becomes all the more important when the person using the computer has to login repeatedly. Biometric access through a USB Fingerprint Scanner not only dispenses with the need to remember password, helping the user to login within a few seconds. Also, this maintains the integrity of the information security system as the biometric information cannot be duplicated.
Biometric security based on fingerprint technology is considered to be reliable because no two individuals bear the same pattern of fingerprints making it a perfect for identification purposes. The ridges and the valleys on the fingertips form the basis of a fingerprint based identification system. These ridges and valleys are formed due to several environmental and genetic factors and it is impossible for two people to have the same prints.
The USB Fingerprint Reader captures the fingerprint and digitizes the information. This information is then matched with the template made at the time of enrolment. If the information matches then the user is able to get access to the information available on the system. The USB Fingerprint Reader is portable and provides a cost effective security solution for professionals.