Fingerprint Recognition Biometric Solutions
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Fingerprints can serve many purposes and are often used to identify people in our society. One common usage is using them as an automatic way to authenticate someone’s identity. This form of identification has been around for a long time, but recently became more popular due to its easy acquisition methods, high level of acceptance among law enforcement agencies, and its popularity when compared with other biometrics.
There exist four main types of fingerprint reader hardware:
Optical Readers are the most commonly used type of fingerprint scanner. This type of sensor is typically a digital camera that captures an image of one’s fingerprints. One perk about Optical Readers is its low price when compared to other types on scanners; however, it has disadvantages as well – specifically being impacted by dirty or greasy fingers and being easy to manipulate when compared with other types.
A CMOS reader is also known as a capacitive scanner, which creates an image of the fingerprint using electrical currents rather than light. Unlike optical scanners, they are more expensive but offer some benefits over them such as higher resolution output.
These newest types of fingerprint scanners use high-frequency sound waves to penetrate the epidermal layer of skin. They capture a much more detailed reading because it scans beneath the surface level where there are ridges on fingerprints that exist no matter how dirty or scarred your hand may be. Other scanners can only scan what is seen from the outermost layer, which leads to dirtied and incorrectly captured images. These newer readers cost more than some of the others – but they are worth it because they take a clearer picture without all of these disadvantages.
sense, on contact, the difference in temperature between fingerprints’ ridges and valleys. Thermal fingerprint readers have disadvantages such as higher power consumption and poor performance depending on ambient temperatures.
HIGH ACCURACY FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION
Security wise, fingerprints offer a vast improvement over traditional biometrics such as passwords and ID cards. Fingerprints are much harder to forge, they also don’t change too much over time which means that the data will be accurate for years after other biometric information expires.
From a technology management perspective, fingerprint recognition has now become an affordable and efficient solution for security. With small hand-held devices that are easy to set up, you can experience the highest level of accuracy from this method of identification.
Using biometrics such as fingerprint scanning also provides a higher degree of accountability at work. Proof that you have been present when an event occurs is difficult to refute, and can be used as evidence if necessary.