Rapid Growth for Iris Recognition Biometrics

Iris recognition for access control is gaining acceptance as one of the most secure and accurate biometric identification modes for security and surveillance applications. First used in the defense, military and government sectors, its use is spreading to the automotive, banking and finance, consumer electronics, health care, and travel and immigration sectors.[1] Market researchers forecast … Continue reading “Rapid Growth for Iris Recognition Biometrics”

Police Departments Seeking Registration of Private Surveillance Cameras

Violent crimes are increasing across the country, growing 4.1% in 2016 to 1.2 million incidents.[1] The number of property crimes exceeded 7.9 million in 2016 and victims of property crimes (excluding arson) experienced losses of $15.6 billion.[2] Police departments across the country are increasingly turning to homeowners and businesses to assist in crime investigations. They … Continue reading “Police Departments Seeking Registration of Private Surveillance Cameras”

Video and RFID Combine to Better Protect Retailers, Offer More Insights

Retailers are finding the combination of video surveillance and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology not only improves inventory protection but can provide insights into customer preferences and buying habits. RFID uses wireless radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. The tag contains a unique serial number and … Continue reading “Video and RFID Combine to Better Protect Retailers, Offer More Insights”

Biometric Applications Take Off

Ever since fingerprint identification capabilities were added to the Apple iPhone in 2013, biometrics has been heralded as the next secure and convenient method of identification and authentication.[1] While smartphones aren’t the only devices adding biometric authentication, they are indicative of how ubiquitous biometrics has become. Biometrics is moving from limited use in high security … Continue reading “Biometric Applications Take Off”

Smart Homes Mean Safer Homes

Can you activate your home security system using your smartphone once you walk out the door? Can you check security cameras, dim the lights or draw the shades using an app? These all are features of a secure smart home. Although many electronic and wireless devices such as thermostats and baby monitors have been around … Continue reading “Smart Homes Mean Safer Homes”