News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics, Law and Borders

This week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Month to a close with a roundup of March’s feature article festivities. The industry news section continued to be filled with mobile biometric news though, as we also reported on new developments in access control, the state of the global markets and identity management deployments in law enforcement and border control.

Here is a look at the week’s top stories in biometric and identity management:

On The Matter of Mobile Biometrics

Mobile BiometricsMobility Month has come to a close, but mobility in biometrics is still as popular in the news as ever. This week we reported on another major biometric sensor order for Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1025 which will be used for smartphones. Meanwhile biometrics and mobility were major talking points in education and healthcare.

We learned that iris recognition from SRI International will be included on Samsung mobile devices; that BIO-key plans to disrupt the market with its new pocket-sized EcoID fingerprint reader; and how voice recognition fits in with mobile commerce thanks to a whitepaper from AGNITiO.

Mobile Month: The Roundup

SRI’s Iris Biometrics Coming To Samsung Mobiles

Whitepaper: How Voice Recognition Fits With mCommerce

iPad Facial Recognition Coming to San Diego Schools

Fingerprints To Replace Physicians’ Passwords

Fingerprint Cards Receives Major Sensor Order

New BIO-key Device Aims to Disrupt Market

New Portable Iris Scanner Could Offer Aadhaar Integration

Adding Access Control

Biometric Access ControlISC West is almost here, so it’s appropriate that there has been an increase in bimetric physical access control news lately. This week ZKAccess announced a new distributor and Suprema reported on its 2014 financial results. In the realm of deployments, an athletic club deployed multimodal biometrics as a frictionless security system and EnterTech announced that a luxury rental property in Seattle has chosen it for strong authentication based protection.

EnterTech Brings Secure Luxury To Rental Property

ZKAccess Announces New Distributor

Suprema Posts Strong Revenue Growth for 2014

Athletic Club Integrates Frictionless Security

Rx Safes Offers Grant Writing Services to Potential Clients

The Stats

Biometric ID, National IDThree reports made the news this week at FindBiometrics. A new report from Hypatia Research had us talking about the best practices in authentication while Research and Markets declared that mobile biometrics have reached a tipping point.

Those who have been following the news the past few months that have noticed an increased interest in enterprise and consumer applications had their hunches confirmed this week too, with ABI Research releasing some positive numbers for those sectors in the global market.

Consumer & Enterprise Biometrics To Hit $3.1 Billion

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Report: How To Avoid Identity Theft

Retail, Law and Borders

Government Adoption Named Key Driver in Latin American Biometrics MarketThis week MorphoTrust announced that it has enrolled over one million people into the TSA PreCheck program. In the realm of law enforcement meanwhile, facial recognition was used to catch an active fraudster who had been presumed dead, and, FaceFirst’s technology was implemented in India by the Bengaluru police.

Finally, turning to retail markets, Crossmatch’s U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Readers were deployed in a high-end hat store, bringing the headwear dealer up to PCI compliance.

Here is how biometrics shaped the conversation around border control, law enforcement and retail this past week:

MorphoTrust Celebrates One Million PreCheck Enrollments

Feds Use Facial Recognition to Nab ‘Deceased’ Fraudster

Bengaluru Police Implement FaceFirst Tech

Crossmatch Tech Brings PCI Compliance To Retailer

FIS to Use Touch ID for Cardless ATM Banking


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March 27, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter