Over the past eight years, surveillance technology options have gone from a few simple choices between camera manufacturers, camera types, lens and how many tapes were needed to more complex issues such as choosing between IP Video and HDcctv. And… Read More
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Just how much is the popularity of electronic access control systems growing? This article provides some insight and states that they are one of the fastest growing sectors of the security industry. Biometric systems and smart card technology are among the developments spurring this growth.
One of the most promising developments in biometric identification has been iris recognition systems. As this article explains, this technology makes use of the unique pattern of specks in each person’s iris to verify the identity of that person. Iris scanning has been used on a limited, experimental basis in both the U.S. and Europe and offers many advantages.
The last few years have seen a much wider application of biometric technology to improve access control and security. This article cites several of these uses, which demonstrate the potential of biometric identification. Here are a few of these applications.
Biometric identification, as this article describes, is being used more and more for security purposes. Privacy concerns hindered development prior to the Sept. 11 attacks, but some biometric technology such as fingerprinting and DNA identification made inroads. Now, there are a wide variety of biometric technologies available for access control and other security purposes.