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Biometric solutions 'improve security access'

26 August 2010


Using biometric technology can enhance security access systems, as PINs and passwords can be exploited by criminals, an expert has claimed.

Chief Executive of Ideco Group, Vhonani Mufamadi, suggested that such measures are "not only ineffective against modern day threats, they often end up being used to perpetrate crime".

The identity management systems specialist added that biometric systems can tackle insider fraud and other risks by allowing only authorized people to enter buildings, areas of premises, computers or accounts.

He warned that insider crime is one of the "most significant" threats companies are currently facing, as it can cut revenues and result in financial losses, with investment in biometric applications increasing as a result.

Mr Mufamadi claimed the need for more effective security is driving uptake of systems such as fingerprinting technology, with its use expanding into finance, hospitality, residential, retail and manufacturing sectors.

Global Rainmakers recently revealed that their solutions are being adopted by authorities in Leon, Mexico, who are using biometric identification as part of an initiative intended to make the city more secure.

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