Although biometric technology is being consistently adopted for security measures, especially with regards to government mandates, there remains a question as to whether or not the technology will ever reach the tipping point where it’s consistently used by the mass market.
As reported on SecurityInfoWatch.com, manufacturers, the government and university research facilities have done a great deal to advance the technology and make it reliable enough for mass market adoption. However, it remains to be seen whether biometric technology will replace current products in the access control market.
That said, continuing work in the field has helped prices to decline, which may help spur acceptance and future adoption of biometric products. Researchers at the Center for Identification Technology Research at West Virginia University believe that having true interoperability between biometric sensors and systems, as well as access to the Internet may encourage wider adoption as well.
Still, researchers believe that the industry will continue to advance and will use multiple biometric identifiers for authentication to become an integral part to security systems.
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