In an effort to increase the security of the current EMV chip and PIN, SmartMetric has created an EMV card enhanced with biometrics.
The SmartMetric Chip & Biometric EMV Card incorporates fingerprints to activate the card. It’s designed to increase the security of standard EMV chip and PIN cards, which SmartMetric claims are still vulnerable to fraud attacks, even though they are safer than a magnetic stripe card.
SmartMetric has timed its introduction of this product to the arrival of EMV cards in the United States. As the cards are rolled out, SmartMetric believes this offering will gain a foothold in the market.