Biometric authentication technologies are blazing a path to the future
We believe that biometric technologies are key to creating the touchless, secure experiences being demanded by the public and business in the era of COVID-19. The fear is real. We all want to feel safe in our shared spaces, and the contactless security and identity authentication afforded by biometric devices and systems are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play by improving our experiences and comfort level in these spaces
We've seen an uptick in the demand for biometrics to authenticate the identity of customers, employees, students, patients and others; particularly since the pandemic. Biometric non-contact technologies, such as face recognition, are helping to alleviate the widespread fears of people concerned with touching keypads, card readers and other similar contact-based devices.
There will continue to be a need as many of the prevailing characteristics of our new normal will continue to persist and challenge us well into the future.
Organizations will continue to use and expand their biometrics programs... Correctional facilities to eliminate mistaken identities during release, bail and probation programs... Unemployment, Nutritional and other social programs to reduce fraud... Telemedicine to ensure proper care and treatments and to adhere to the HIPPA privacy law... Workplaces to compare chip-based health-certificate cards programmed with the users' biometric credentials with theit live biometrics... Employers to authenticate those accessing their networks especially with so many of employees now working from home... School distance-learning to verify attendance and identify test takers... Public restrooms with people detectors installed versus levers, knobs, and buttons.
Organizations are looking for ways to safely navigate their environment without touching hardware. Hackers know how to defeat old-fashion codes and tokens. The FBI now recommends that organizations add biometrics to their identity protocols as an added layer of security. Biometric authentication is a viable longterm strategy. It is here and we believe here to stay,
—Alexander Ayanru, CEO, Sandia International