Biometrics News Archive

American foundation invests in sensors to control firearm use

A young inventor from Boulder, Colorado, will receive a $50,000 grant to continue developing a biometric sensor that prevents unauthorized people from using a firearm. The grant comes from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, which is based in Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California. The foundation will award 15 grants aimed at the development of

Voice biometrics to prevent fraud

The combination of voice biometrics and the forensic voice services of telephone networks could combat fraud in call centers and reduce call times. Criminals can collect a great deal of personal information from a variety of public sources, and as a result, they are often better at answering security questions than the people who they

Biometrics used for passenger identification in Malaga airport

The Automated Border Control (ABC) system for automated management and border control is now being used in the Malaga airport. This technology makes it possible to verify a passenger’s documents and his/her identity using a biometric analysis that takes just a few seconds. This technological innovation will help passengers avoid long lines while improving security

Proposal to replace residence permits with biometric identification systems in Africa

Leaders of the sub region of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have proposed replacing residency permits with biometric identification cards, according to information from Citi FM Online in West Africa. The possibility of using biometric identification cards is expected to be debated in the 45th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of

Chile: Barclays working on a voice biometrics system for telephone banking

Barclays is developing a project to include voice biometrics in its «Call Center» system. Currently, clients who call Barclays must provide their passwords or debit card numbers to identify themselves. With the introduction of the voice biometrics system, users’ voices will be recorded and kept on file by the bank. Then, when clients want to

Sustained growth expected in mobile device biometrics market

Research and consultation company Goode Intelligence predicts that biometric technology will be used in as many as 5.5 billion mobile and portable devices by the year 2019. Fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets will play a key role in the growth of the biometric technology market. The use of multi-factor authentication (MFA), fast identity online