It’s no wonder biometric security is THE trend for 2020, especially in the business world. As internet banking and online shopping become more and more popular, the need for higher security, fast transactions, and user-friendly systems increases. The simultaneous increase of identity theft and security breach enhances even more the necessity for more reliable systems. And so, the biometric security trends for 2020 don’t only include digital lock installation at physical stores, banks, and firms but also dominate in the world of internet.
Biometric technology evolves as the need for high-security increases
All businesses of the world share the same enemy. Security breach and identity fraud. With biometrics, such risks are reduced. This is easy to understand if you eliminate the human error and add the uniqueness of personal physiological features to the equation. No two fingerprints are alike. And even the most ambitious hackers and perpetrators cannot replicate the face features or the voice of another human being. This eliminates the possibility of security breaches a lot. And so, the lock & security industries don’t rest. The technology of biometrics is developing. And it’s developing fast.
Biometrics that are about to rock our world
What we expect to see in the year of 2020 is much evolved systems compared with the biometrics of the previous decades. Businesses are evolving. Today, most firms, companies, shops, and banks rely highly on internet transactions. Getting a master key system in a company or storage facility is still a fantastic idea. But advanced biometrics that can authenticate the identity of both employees and customers gain more credits in high-risk establishments (law enforcement, banking, etc.) and online transactions. Due to such an increased need for higher security, the great evolution of such systems has already started with banks around the world using biometric technology for internet and mobile banking, but also at ATMs.
Biometric trends for 2020
What should we expect to be commonplace pretty soon?
- Voice recognition
It might seem odd, but human voices vary a great deal. That’s because the nose, the mouth, and the larynx – features that determine the human voice – are different. And so, hard to mimic. Since our voice defines our individuality, it becomes a way to authenticate our identity. And thus, it’s one of the systems we should expect to see evolving pretty soon.
- Face, iris, and eye vein recognition
So far, facial recognition worked well when there’s a need to identify a person in a crowd and so highly used in airports and other large spaces. Up until now, this is considered a less effective solution compared to other biometrics. A smile, for example, may fool the system. But recently, this system is evolving and although not the best measure for high security, it’s still great for criminal identification, smartphones, or in conjunction with other biometrics.
On the other hand, eye vein recognition is about to grow. This form of identifying a person through the veins of the white part of the eye, known as sclera, is relatively new. So far, it’s only used in healthcare and government facilities. Verifying identity through the eye veins is very reliable. The eye vein patterns are unique for each individual and don’t change with age or illness, while the system works if the person wears glasses or contacts.
Iris recognition also has low false match rates due to the individualism of irises. The difficulty of the systems to identify irises from a distance is considered the shortcoming of such biometrics that is also about to be eliminated with the new technology.
- Finger vein identity
Most of us have already used our fingerprints to gain access to anything from the smartphone to a room. The newest kid in town is identity recognition with the finger veins. These are unique due to the patterns of the veins under our skin. It has been used for computer and credit card authentication but also auto security. And it’s expected to get more popular in the near future.
- Combo biometrics
It’s no wonder that high-risk businesses (like banks and multi-billion companies) use a combination of biometrics. When a person’s identity is verified through the iris, fingerprints, veins, and voice, there’s no room for any doubt about his/her authenticity.