What are Behavioral Biometrics? Humans are creatures of habit. The way we walk, the way we type, how we move our cursors around on a website’s login or checkout page, or even how we interact with a smartphone’s touch screen—these are deeply ingrained rituals that, while we don’t necessarily realize it consciously, are unique to […]
What are fingerprint readers? Fingerprints are practically synonymous with identity. The unique ridges and whorls on the tips of your finger have been distinguishing one person from another since 1788 when German anatomist Johann Christoph Andreas Mayer discovered that every fingerprint is different. Fingerprint readers do exactly what their name describes. Using either optical, capacitive, […]
What is biometric software? Biometric identification, verification, and authentication relies not only on the proper sensors used to capture biological data, it also requires the algorithms and software to store, encrypt, match and compare the fingerprints, irises, vein patterns, and facial features captured by a solution. Biometric software/middleware takes care of these processes, and it’s […]
What are biometric sensors? In order to capture images of the unique biological traits used to identify, verify, and authenticate via biometric technology, specialized hardware is often required. Biometric sensors are made to do just that. Whether they are high definition cameras for capturing face biometrics, infrared cameras for scanning irises, ultrasound devices for picturing multiple […]
Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition technology measures and matches the unique characteristics for the purposes of identification or authentication. Often leveraging a digital or connected camera, facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.
Face scanning biometric tech is incredibly versatile and this is reflected in its wide range of potential applications. Learn more by clicking through to our Facial Recognition Showcase Page.
What are biometric hand and finger scanners? Many identity applications demand more than just a single fingerprint. Law enforcement booking, criminal background checks, national ID enrollment, border control—these and other areas of biometric tech deployment can require all ten of a subject’s fingerprints, perhaps their entire fingers, or even in some cases their whole hand. Thankfully, […]
What is iris recognition? Iris scanning biometrics measure the unique patterns in the colored circle of your eye to verify and authenticate your identity. Contactless, fast and renowned for its accuracy, biometric iris recognition can operate at long distances, with some solutions that leverage the modality requiring only a glance from a user. Where can […]
What are multimodal biometrics solutions? When a given solution offers more than one biometric scanning option, it is referred to as multimodal. With such a broad definition, the term multimodal biometrics solution can refer to any technology that combines different types of biometrics, either to work together as a multifactor solution, or to allow a […]
What are Physiological Biometrics? Physiological biometrics technology measures the unique pattern of a user’s automatic bodily functions for purposes of identification, authentication, and analysis. Heartbeat, brain activity, perspiration, respiration, eye-reactions to light, emotions, and even body odor can be measured for a wide variety of applications including health monitoring, physical and logical access control, liveness […]
What are biometric smart cards? Smart cards, as their name implies, are plastic cards with integrated circuits that allow them to contain important, rich data. The most common of these are modern credit and debit cards, as well as, in some countries, national ID cards. Biometric smart cards contain biometric data used for identification and […]