Biometrics is one of the most fascinating areas of electronic security, representing both the epitome of high tech and the nadir of false authentication and vulnerability to compromise. But improvements continue to emerge, and so long as security professionals remain aware of potential issues biometrics can have a place in your access control mix.
By Bob Dolph · September 20, 2011
The world we woke up to on that clear September day 10 years ago was in many ways vastly different than the one we live in now. That world was before robust wireless networks, smart phones, broadband, GPS and a host of other technological advances that make us feel safer today. Our ability to track people, check identities and access infinite amounts of information via the Internet is leaps and bounds ahead of what was possible then.
September 04, 2011
Installing contractors are discovering that biometrics, once a much maligned technology segment, offer practical solutions to meet clients' security needs. Learn how to eliminate keys or cards to reduce administrative costs.
August 28, 2011
Lumidigm of Albuquerque, N.M. releases the Mariner fingerprint reader, which extends to Windows PC-based biometrics applications
SSI Staff · August 03, 2011
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) will now offer iris-based biometric product solutions, thanks to a new partnership with Hoyos Corp., a biometrics R&D firm ...
April 07, 2011
Samsung Techwin America of Carson, Calif., presents the SSA-S30 Series of standalone single-door controllers.
SSI Staff · April 06, 2011
The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently defended the use of biometrics in New Hampshire. The group has also voiced its concern with banning radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in Oklahoma ...
March 16, 2011
Security funding, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) top the Security Industry Association's (SIA) 2011 Public Policy Agenda ...
March 03, 2011
Installers seeking an access control system to deploy in schools might consider a biometric solution as an option ...
January 26, 2011
i-Evo, a biometric reader provider, is now incorporating multispectral imaging sensors by Lumidigm to produce a line of indoor/outdoor fingerprint readers ...
January 18, 2011