Physical Access/Attendance

Physical access control and time/attendance applications are a mainstay for the biometrics industry. These systems can control access to buildings, sensitive facilities and building sites and help verify the attendance records of employees or other relevent groups of people, such as students. This section covers all the news and views in this sector…

Latest Headlines

Allevate working on launch of face recognition service in UK 17 January 2017

British face recognition firm Allevate has revealed that it is working on bringing its Face-Searcher solution to the UK in the near future as a SaaS cloud-service for businesses and organisations.


India cloud-based biometric access firm secures seed funding 13 January 2017

Bangalore-based SecurAX, which develops biometrics-backed secure access and workforce tracking solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from companies including Axilor and the Parampara Early Stage Opportunities Fund.


First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have confirmed the first speakers for the show's industry-leading conference.


BIO-key awarded $1.1m enterprise contract 15 December 2016

Biometrics firm BIO-key has secured an initial $1.1M subscription contract for its enterprise biometric authentication platform with an undisclosed customer. 

Features

Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.


iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift?

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Automatic Facial Recognition: A Review

In an effort to answer the increasing number of questions being put forward about automatic facial recognition, this whitepaper by Morpho takes a general look at the technology, explores the state of the art and assesses its technical and commercial potential.


Automated Personal Identification

This book is a rare and exciting find in the US Library of Congress. It is one of the very earliest analyses of automated personal identity technology and was written at the birth of what we now know as the modern biometrics industry. Despite being written in 1974, the authors saw with impressive clarity many of the issues that remain today as some of the most difficult problems to solve.

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