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Biometrics

The term biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyse human physiological or behavioral characteristics for authentication or identification purposes. Some of the most widely used characteristics or biometric factors are fingerprints, irises, voice patterns and the spatial geometry of the face.

Biometrics can be used for far more than access control to a building or to a computer system. What did you think of a time attendance system based on biometrics? Or you are shop owner working with a loyalty card but customers tend to forget their card at home, why not replace the cards for a system with fingerprint recognition? Think about it fellas! with biometrics the possibilities are gobs. We can build oodles of case studies for every Industry. The main reasons to go for biometrics are to increase security while decreasing the burden of keeping keys, remembering passwords, etc. 

Biometric technologies are a thing of the future. Yes fellas! and the future is now. Welcome to 21st century! Welcome to the new way of life through biometrics. With Ritchie you can explore the possibilities. We have hatfuls years of experience working on, and developing biometric solutions.

Biometric solutions can be divided into two groups, based on the type of biometric factor they use

  • Solutions based on a physiological factor, examples are iris recognition and fingerprint recognition
  • Solutions based on a behavioral factor, examples are keystroke dynamics and voice recognition

There are many factors which can in theory be used as a biometric solution to be applied for authentication or identification. For such a factor to be suitable, it must meet the following criteria:

Universality - The quality of being universal; existing everywhere.

Uniqueness - with the factor it must be possible to separate individuals from another, this must be possible and not be overly expensive with existing technical means.

Permanence - how well the biometric factor resists the effect of time, generally speaking "aging".

Collectability - it must be possible and not overly expensive or time consuming to measure the factor.

Acceptability - biometrics is not always very well accepted. This is generally dependent on people's view and on how invasive a certain technique is. For example retina scans have low acceptability with the general public because retina scans require direct contact with the reader and retina scans can demonstrate pregnancy and other medical conditions such as high blood pressure.

Circumvention - how easily it is to immitate the biometric factor.

Performance - in general terms the speed, the accuracy and the robustness. 

If you are looking out for best in class biometric solutions, which are unique requirements, please feel free to get in touch with us, and discuss on the same. We understand every requirement is unique and we are confident, that we can address your requirements and add value. You can reach us at curious@ritchietech.com