Using Biometrics in Business Security

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Do you use your thumb print to log into your phone? (Ok. Hang on. Just reread that first sentence and imagine yourself reading this blog in 1995…. Toto, look how far we’ve come).

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines biometrics as the analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics, such as fingerprints or voice patterns, as a means of verifying personal identity.” This is the stuff thriller films are made of. Fingerprints will eventually become as outdated as rotary phones.

The Future of Business Security

Closed circuit security cameras have been the norm in business security since World War II. Pretty soon, your business security will make current TSA airport security seem outdated. Case in point, MasterCard recently teamed up with a Canadian biometrics company to develop a system in which users can make purchase transactions by authenticating their identity with their heartbeat. No, this is not an article from The Onion. Now, not even what goes on inside your body is private.

If that’s not enough to make you stare at your computer screen in wonder, Telesign, a platform that creates websites and phone applications, can now measure a user’s behavior, such as how long it takes them to type information, or how they utilize their mouse, in order to intercept identity theft.

Upgrading Your Security System One Step at a Time

If reading about all these technologies is just making you chuckle, thinking that none of it will become part of your security system yet, you can start small, by installing video surveillance in a lightbulb. At $199 each, they’re a small investment to keep your business safe.

With all the futuristic options either readily available or just around the corner, choosing to not upgrade your security system would be borderline foolish. It would be like buying movies on VHS or connecting to the internet with America Online. Whether you think you’re ready to take that first step, contact Source1Solutions to discuss your options. We’ll take your business security from Y2K to 2017 in a heartbeat.


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