Unifying Technology Through Biometric Identification

Welcome to our first post on the Chain of Trust. In this post, Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics, discusses unifying technology through biometric identification.

Security is paramount in today’s technologically-advanced world, and creating secure pathways which ease consumer and business use of emerging technology are of key importance. Biometric identification is a technology that can unify different devices and systems to streamline user experience. The simpler the user experience, the more used a technology will be.

Safe and secure

Biometrics has an advantage over other types of personal identification. For one, you take your biometric identity everywhere with you. This means that it is as simple as pressing your finger onto the appropriate device’s reader in order to be verified. Not only does this make the technology easily accessible, but it makes it difficult for your identification to be stolen or duplicated.

The level of security that biometrics provide enhances the options available when combining or coordinating technology systems.

Portable and adaptable

Biometric technology poses a variety of options for implementation, and many consumers and businesses are already familiar with fingerprint technology and security. The portability of items such as smartphones and smart ID cards, both of which can rely on fingerprint sensors for use, demonstrate that this technology is beneficial in a variety of ways and present opportunities which will allow consumers to integrate different technologies with one another.

Fingerprint technology has become more adaptable with each iteration, making it a technology that is reliable, unique and secure.

Cost-effective and always advancing

New technologies typically start off as cost-prohibitive. However, as the technology is refined, it becomes more cost-effective to produce and thus more cost-effective to implement. Fingerprint sensors have moved into this realm of affordability and have become an achievable option for all types of businesses and consumers.

Technology companies continue to invest in the future of biometrics, securing their future in the tech space and establishing them as a dominant security feature. These technologies are here to stay, and they will become more able to protect sensitive data and streamline user experiences as research and development continues to thrive.

Unification is key

Unifying technologies and enabling them to recognize an end user by utilizing a single set of data is already on the horizon. Enabling this level of accessibility is a game-changer. Biometrics provides a safe, secure means for accessing a variety of technologies with minimal hassle to the end-user.

With the continuing advancement of biometric technology, the potential uses are endless. Making technology more user-friendly and integrated will help drive adoption of the technology. This will help to create an interconnected digital world that is useful, safe and inclusive. This unifying effect on consumer and business technologies is an important aspect of the growing trends in technology. The future of technology will depend on working together, and biometrics are a key component to making that a reality.