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Biometrics Technology: A Modern Approach to Construction Security
The biometrics technology captured the global market by using fingerprints to identify suspects in a criminal investigation. This process was once paper-based and labor-intensive, but today, this is completely an automated process, which uses modern image capture technologies and powerful computing.
Over the years, the world has seen a steady upward growth of biometric technology for myriad reasons however mainly because of the very fact that personal identification and authentication have taken into account with more importance. From border and immigration management to distinguishing criminals to time and attending in manpower management, the sensible uses of statistics are growing quickly.
A new survey by biometric specialist Human Recognition Systems has highlighted the expansion within the industry over the last 3 years.
Ensuring security in the construction area is a very difficult task because of the existence of several access points and valuable assets inside it. Also, they are not safe. However, recent developments in the biometrics technology have made solutions for all these problems by providing its benefits or use facilities into the field of construction industry.
There are technologies like proximity cards and swipe cards, but it contains some disadvantages too. They are expensive and not easier to manage when there are thousands of people at a site. Thus, biometrics becomes more relevant. It offers accurate and efficient payroll and attendance, and ensures better security without the need of a third person.
Biometrics uses an automated method of human recognition and identification on the basis of their behavioral and psychological characteristics. It can identify people through fingerprints on a reader, facial recognition tool by using photos, finger veins, palm veins, voice recognition, and iris patterns in the eye.
The biometric recognition management systems provide higher security, convenience, accountability, and accurate audit trails. It proves promise for safety and investments in the construction industry. It is expected that, as time moves ahead, the world can see the implementation of biometric technology continue to develop and be used in more areas.