The Use of Biometric Technology to Protect Assets and People is on a Fast Track
There is a drastic rise in the development and use of biometric technologies in the past 10 years. Also, the level of acceptance they enjoy as security systems are being designed and developed increasing by the day. Fingerprinting is one of the forms of biometric security that has gained popularity over the years. It is also the most developed and economical of all. It has also been employed in many industries. What everybody is looking out for when it comes to using an identification system is accuracy and Biometric fingerprinting has provided this degree of accuracy. This has also fueled its popularity in recent times. Various industries apply biometric security and here is a list of some of them below
Biometric technologies such as fingerprinting and facial recognition and also use of CCTV is used widely by banks and other financial institutions. Also, technologies like access control system have been employed by banking software developers to help them know those using their services and they also use this technology to document the activities of their customers. This service helps bank with KYC compliance. Also fingerprinting technology can now be used to access ATMs and is also preferred by many over cards and pins. The possibilities of biometric technology in the banking industry is endless.
Biometric technologies especially fingerprint sensors allow the hospital to identify the medical records of a particular patient. This eliminates the need for file number and registration codes. This helps the hospital to provide top class services to patients as well as dispensing medication. This technology has also helped in eliminating the possibility of misplaced medical records or giving one person’s prescription to another person. It makes health practice easier and helps to make sure that the efforts of the healthcare professionals are not wasted.
- Government Agencies
With the increase in the accuracy of biometric technology, the government of many countries have enjoyed it in various aspects of government. It has been used in conducting national identification programs, it also helps the government to handle public distribution systems, voters’ enrollment and international passports too. Biometric technology has generally made life easier for human beings and have reduces the amount of time spent on procedures that were formerly difficult.
- Human Resource Management
In this aspect, biometric technology is very paramount. This sector makes use of fingerprint sensors the most and it have various purposes. But basically, they help the resource department to access the different parts of the facility. It also helps to check for time and attendance of employees. This technology can be integrated with payroll systems in the company. Once integrated, the system takes the attendance data of the employers and pays out the exact amount for the number of hours they worked.
Biometric technology and integration is the next big thing. It is getting through to various sectors and if it continues like this it will replace the older manual methods. It has many advantages and many applications. Its use is flexible and can be used to achieve almost anything. So, if you have not yet gotten on the biometric security train you should do so.
About the Author
Chris Cavallo has been involved in every facet of the Security and Investigations Industry for over 35 years. He started his career with the two largest Security and Investigation Companies in the world at the time, Wells Fargo and Pinkerton’s Investigative Services. After spending 2 years as a Management Trainee with 11 months in the field as an Undercover Operative he quickly raised rose through the ranks and became one of the most highly recognized Security Consultants for his first 10 years. He is considered a subject matter expert in various Security/Investigative practices such as security guard services and Background Investigations. He ended is career with a Fortune 50 Company as the VP of the SE Region. He then co-founded a company, RSI Investigations (Records Search Inc.), which was one of the pioneers and leaders in the Background Screening industry in the late 80’s and used Biometric Hand Technology to protect employees and information. After this experience Chris founded Cavallo Associates working with Security, Defense and Investigation Companies and helping them develop their Business Plans and training their personnel while opening new markets in such places as Rome, Italy, several Central America countries and Bogota, Colombia. Today Chris is a Florida Licensed Private Investigator and Security Consultant and continues to dedicate himself in both the Security and Investigations Industry. Presently he is mentoring, developing and sponsoring several PI Interns and overseeing the CSI Security Division as well. Both business units operate under the brand name CSI Secure Solutions headquartered in Davie Florida with offices in Bogota, Colombia. Chris and his wife Caryn Rae Robin a local singer and popular voice Coach live in Plantation, Florida with twin daughters Stefanie & Cristina and are very proud Grandparents of Christopher 14, Stefan 12, Legend 9, Roman 6 and Mia 5.
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