Biometric authentication techniques that rely on biological data to record information, are rapidly replacing conventional card and PIN-based equipment in the workplace.
They are also becoming popular among employers.
It has been estimated that biometric terminals accounted for more than one-third of all hardware sold in 2013.
Nowadays, multiple biometric technologies are available, including hand, facial and fingerprint recognition. However, employers overwhelmingly choose fingerprint recognition technologies.
Both, falling costs and increasing levels of accurate authentication are driving the biometrics trend. Additionally, growing familiarity with biometrics at the consumer level has led to greater acceptance.
Also, biometric time clocks are proven to prevent time theft, a universal labor problem that costs employers an average of 2.2% of gross payroll each year.