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Fighting Crime with the Help of Biometric Technology

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Fighting Crime with the Help of Biometric Technology

Biometric solutions can be used by companies for verification and identification purposes, using a host of physiological and behavioural characteristics that are unique to an individual. However, in order to be foolproof, this system of identification and verification must be reliable, convenient, universal and acceptable at all times.

A security system based on Biometrics comprises of Physiological traits and Behavioural traits, fed into a system that allows for verification and identification in a hassle free environment. A biometric system based on Physiological traits comprises of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. On the other hand Behavioural biometrics relies on writing style, typing style and walking rhythm and so on. Whatever the method used, it is true that Biometric systems are being increasingly used by private bodies and governmental organizations to improve governance and improve law and order situations. A biometric security system based on physiological traits includes fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, voice recognition software and so on.

The Fingerprint identification system is one such method that helps in authenticating the identity of an individual automatically, dispensing with the need to maintain costly physical checkpoints at high value areas. Moreover a system based on fingerprints is more reliable than the one based on cards, tokens and passwords, which can be easily counterfeited and misused. The Automated fingerprint identification system can be integrated into the Justice and Law enforcement system, enhancing capabilities and providing for an automated system of prison booking, crime scene identification and national identity programs.

Automated fingerprint identifier can be used effectively to shorten the booking process, as the digital prints can be taken at the scene of the crime itself and cross-checked against multiple databases within a matter of hours. Crime...

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