Fingerprint recognition Archive

Biometric control for bus drivers in Manila

The new bus management system to be implemented by the government of Manila will control drivers through biometric fingerprint scanning. In this system, drivers will be asked to register their fingerprints before starting their routes. Then, their personal information, as well as their eventual traffic violations, will be verified by the database. Drivers will not

Mexican police employ fingerprint biometrics to supervise ex-convicts

Mexican authorities are currently using biometrics to keep an eye on 41,000 ex-convicts, to prevent them escaping abroad or committing more crimes. Each month, the ex-convicts have to report to the authorities and have their fingerprints scanned by a biometric reader – to prove it’s them and not someone they’ve asked to take their place.

Software is developed to detect falsification of fingerprints

Stephanie Schuckers, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Clarkson University, has developed a software application to avoid falsification of fingerprints. According to the teacher’s statements, «There are people who can fabricate false fingers and try to supplant the identity of other people. We have the software to detect which fingers are false and which

Bulgaria implements biometric security for border control

Sofia airport (Bulgaria) has recently finished implementing a series of automatic gates for border control and electronic passports that employs biometrics to verify the passengers’ identities. The system consists of four immigration gates which include face recognition, biometric capture of fingerprints and document verification devices. The system scans the traveler’s electronic passport before performing face

Latest fingerprint recognition trends

Fingerprint biometrics, though originally conceived as a forensic tool for identifying and recognizing suspects, has -during the last seven years or so- «invaded» the commercial field, together with other forms of biometric technology, with the goal of replacing (sometimes complementing) our traditional keys, cards and passwords in security systems. The weakness inherent to those traditional

Colombia will identify minors with biometric methods

Colombia will start to issue a new identity card in which the fingerprint data of the citizens is included. Issuance of this new card will extend to minors from age 7 onwards; before this new system, ID cards were only given to youths between 14 and 17 years of age. This initiative will help to