Biometric technology set to address security lapses in password-based systems


Biometric systems will become increasingly popular across a variety of applications requiring high-security authentication due to the significantly higher level of security they provide, compared to password-based solutions, industry experts have argued.

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Biometric technologies identify an individual based on unique physical and behavioral traits. These include facial makeup, voice, gait and pulse — thereby reducing the risk of identity fraud and eliminating the need for password memorization.

“Because manufacturers know users are unlikely to select complex pass codes on their mobile devices, they have driven biometrics to compel users to utilize authentication,” said Chris Crowley of SANS Institute, an information security training company in San Francisco.

The range of applications for biometric authentication technology is very extensive, from securing access to specific areas and buildings to developing ultra-safe ATMs that prevent credit card fraud and/or eliminating the need for home locks or car keys.

As the UK market leader in the field of access control and time and attendance solutions, Tensor supplies an extensive range of products that actively employ biometric authentication, including fingerprint readers, hand scanner terminals and facial recognition solutions.

The biometric readers in Tensor’s T34xx series feature an elegant case and are easy to use. They target specifically those users who want the absolute peace-of-mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to your sensitive or dangerous areas.

The biometrics solution supports Control and Reset functions, and also comes equipped with a range of connectivity options, such as one RS485 interface to clock and External Scanner interface, 1 port with full modem control ( Modem RS232 Interface) and 2 SPI ports (one port is used for scanner interface).

If you’d like to find out more about the range of biometric readers supplied by Tensor, not to mention the range of access control and Time and Attendance solutions they can be integrated into, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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