Market Drivers Real need for increased security Traditional methods obsolete Increased identity theft and fraud Advances in biometric technology Reliability and functionality Price factors Weak capital markets Competitive environment Consolidation Industry standardization Current Events/Emotion
Fingerprint Measures ridges and minutiae (end, fusion, bifurcation of fingerprint data) Used for over 100 years Highly accurate Small devices Latent prints Environmental conditions
Facial Recognition Measures the contours and distances of the Eyes, Nose and Chin. May also use Thermograph matching Easy to use/Non-cooperative Influenced by lighting and facial angles Susceptible to spoofing with glasses, wigs, beards
Hand Geometry Measures finger length and knuckle thickness Intuitive Operation Uses few minutiae points Large Devices limit the installation possibilities.
Eye Recognition Iris: Measures the shape & color of the Iris Minutiae rich Inconvenient Expensive Retina: Blood Vessel Pattern Highly Accurate Low public acceptance (Intrusive)
Vein Recognition Uses an infrared camera to measure the veins on the wrist and back of the hand. Currently impossible to copy Large Equipment Expensive Uses few minutiae points
Signature Recognition Measures the pressure and speed of stroke dynamics Inexpensive Intuitive Operation Signatures may change over time Participation must be voluntary Low Accuracy
Voice Recognition Measures the vibration of phoneme, syllable, words Easy to use Remote applications Easy to impersonate Influenced by health conditions Sensitive to noise