a unique physiological or behavioural measure that can only be associated with the individual who generated it (such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retinal scans, iris scans, hand geometry, facial thermograms, etc
systems that measure some physical property of the user such as hand geometry (fingerprint), retina pattern, or voice pattern. These type of devices offer very high security but also are the most expensive and require that the user be present in order to be enrolled into the system.
Unique and measurable characteristics of a human being which can be used to identify an individual. Primary areas of biometric technology are: Face Recognition Fingerprints Hand Geometry Iris Recognition Palm Prints Retina Pattern Signature Voice Areas under research include body odors, ear shape, and keystroke dynamics (an individual's particular typing rhythm and characteristic).Biometric access needs to operate in real time, which at the moment precludes the use of DNA testing. Although DNA is a unique biometric, no real-time analysis of DNA is presently available. _____________________________________________________________________________
(adj.) Of or pertaining to a lock with a hybrid mechanism, part of the mechanism identifies a physical attribute such as finger print, voice print, etc. while another part is a mechanical mechanism. Source: Lock Industry Standards and Training (LIST) Council
Refers to technology that can identify an individual from his/her physiological attributes. These include from fingerprints, hand geometry, pattern of blood vessels in the retina, face recognition, etc.
A security identification system which measures a physical feature (such as hand geometry, retinal scanning, fingerprints, facial or vocal feature), translates it into a digital form, and then compares it with the values found in the approved database. See Access Control, Biometric Reader.