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, today’s livescan solutions are capable of scanning the unique details of the human hand for enrollment or matching purposes with incredible speed and accuracy, allowing for optimal scanning in a timely manner to facilitate large groups of people requiring the services.
Where can I find hand and finger scanners?
Hand and finger scanners are common in the law enforcement vertical, used for criminal background checks and the booking procedures associated with police operations. They can also be found at enrollment centers used to provide civilians with national ID services. Particularly fast contactless scanners can be found integrated into automatic border control solutions, allowing for expedited security processes in high throughput environments like airport security lines.
Recent innovations that have allowed for contactless scanning of multiple fingerprints have even led to the piloting of financial deployments of hand scanners.
How are hand and finger scanners making a difference?
Further to the point above, Vida Europe is trialing contactless multi-fingerprint scanning technology to enable post of sale payments with the wave of a hand.
Livescan devices are used in the FBI’s powerful Next Generation Identification (NGI) program, allowing for enrollment and matching with the largest biometric criminal database in the USA.
Livescan technology is used to conduct criminal background checks on employees in the public trust. Such checks can be performed in as little as fifteen minutes time and are considered the gold standard in ensuring public safety.