Tracking the Evolution of Access Control Biometrics

Biometric technology is increasingly considered standard in access control, according to leading industry players.

It’s no coincidence that Princeton Identity’s first standalone product since the company spun off from former parent SRI International is a biometric access control solution. Equally important is the fact that the IOM Access200 is a multimodal solution, reflecting the growing sophistication of the field; it uses both facial and iris recognition for identity verification.

The same is true of the technology offered by another leading pioneer in biometric access control, FST Biometrics. The company’s In Motion Identification (or IMID) system combines facial and gait recognition to establish a comprehensive, passive visual identification system, and also features a voice authentication capability.

Of course, multimodality isn’t the only prominent trend in biometric access control today. These solutions also reflect what may be a rising trend toward contactless authentication, and the field is also being affected by changing attitudes among consumers, increasing reliance on mobile devices. FindBiometrics will explore these changing dynamics along with other cutting-edge industry analysis in the next entry in its renowned webinar series, The Biometric Baseline: Starting the New Conversation in Physical Access Control. The expert panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, and registration is free – sign up today to get a front seat to the evolution of the industry.