Safran Identity & Security CEO: Fingerprints Are Just The Beginning

Safran is already exploring some pioneering biometric technologies—though not foot recognition, which Safran Identity & Security CEO Anne Bouverot finds impractical.

Safran Identity & Security CEO Anne Bouverot continues to advance the case for biometric security. In a recent blog post for Hewlett Packard, she points to various emerging technologies delivering users both security and convenience.

Safran Identity & Security CEO Enthusiastic About Biometrics, With One Exception

A major point of interest at the moment is, of course, smartphone fingerprint sensors. Bouverot cites a Tractica forecast that over a billion smartphones sporting such technology will be on the market by 2021; and of course a recent Acuity report asserted that in 2018 all smartphones shipped will feature the technology.

But, as Bouverot asserts, fingerprint scanning “is just the beginning,” with even contemporary smartphones also equipped with cameras that could support facial recognition. There’s also eye vein recognition, voice recognition, and even foot shape recognition.

As an industrial, multinational tech company, Safran is already exploring some pioneering biometric technologies—though not foot recognition, which Bouverot finds impractical—and for its part, HP is also looking into facial recognition as it strives to take advantage of Windows Hello security software in new devices. It, Safran, and many other companies are seeing the advantages of biometrics, and to realize them in new offerings.

September 2, 2016 – by Alex Perala