Biometrics are a growing trend in both home and business security system solutions, which can provide another exceptionally strong layer of security.
It is so prevalent that many modern smart devices have biometric security systems available as standard, and a growing number of safes and smart locks use biometric sensors to ensure only authorised people can access a system, area or secure storage.
Here is how biometrics help to keep your valuable items and information more secure.
What Is Biometrics?
Biometrics is the idea of using physical information about our bodies to prove our identity. It is a system of authentication which uses physical traits that are unique to us and do not naturally change.
For example, fingerprint scanners are a common form of biometric security as they are fast, easy to set up, register and check, and outside of certain cases such as working with particular chemicals, skin diseases and scars, do not change over our lifetime.
There is a growing number of biometric markers that can be used as part of your security system, including voice recognition, handprint patterns, retina texture and overall facial recognition.
This information is registered into a database which the security system can access, and when someone tries to gain access to a system, device or enters a facility, their biometric markers are matched with results stored in the database.
It is the most foolproof system for physical security as it is far more difficult to bypass a biometric system than to attempt to guess or gain access to a password or pass number.