Biometric authentication has a solution for every business

October 11, 2018
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The mobile generation is all about technology and convenience. With more and more people taking to their mobile devices to make transactions, the need for secure mobile transactional services is in demand.

The heavy dependence on smartphones and other mobile devices has lead to cyber threats and subsequently, heavy investment into security. Apple has embraced both Near Field Communication (NFC) and fingerprint capture technologies for authenticating mobile transactional services and this biometrics trend is set to continue.

The United States is currently at the forefront of the revolution of mobile transactions which is estimated to account for a whopping $1 trillion worth of financial transactions! There’s plenty of reasons to secure that kind of value.

Biometric security is taking shape – and taking note of your shape. Here’s how:

FACIAL RECOGNITION
The key to unlocking your smartphone is by using facial recognition and we will soon be able to use this technology in anything with a camera. Think CCTV, phones, drones, etc.

BEHAVIOURAL BIOMETRICS
The way you write your name is already being integrated into systems that can authenticate your digital signature making forgery almost impossible.

POINT OF SALE (POS)
Swift service and painless transactions can now be met through the advent of POS technologies. Things like PINs and barcodes will be eliminated for a simpler solution for consumers. Financial institutions may eliminate cheques and cards for biometric authentication and authorization like a fingerprint.

MULTI-MODAL AUTHENTICATION
Security is above all the topmost priority for manufacturers.

Authentication services which are multi-modal are aimed at reducing identity theft and its associated harms. The combination of a traditional method of authentication like password with a biometric solution such as fingerprint authentication is just the beginning of what can be achieved in multimodal authentication services.

BIOMETRICS IN HEALTHCARE
Due to the need for maintaining hygiene in healthcare facilities, non-invasive and touch-free biometrics will flourish. Services will be offered in treatment facilities, gyms, and other hygiene sensitive locations while protecting health and hygiene using the latest biometrics such as facial recognition.

Healthcare professionals will identify patients using biometrics, receive access to real-time patient history for making swift and more accurate diagnoses. This will assist in avoiding the mix-ups in dosage, allergens, etc.

AIRPORTS WILL EXPAND BIOMETRIC USE BEYOND PASSPORT CONTROL

In addition to the existing biometric passports already in circulation, in-motion biometric technology will allow the recognition of individuals while they go about their business in the airport, without the need to stop and ask for authentication documents. This technology will allow identification of every individual in the airport premises with a single token, without the need for authentication at every point.

For example, a passenger can be identified as themselves while they shop, wait or board, instead of through the traditional processes. Without passport and boarding cards, in-motion biometrics technology will allow passengers to use themselves as their identification token.

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