How Biometrics and IoT work together for increased security?

Biometric mainly refers towards identifying and verifying individuals with respect to their certain characteristics which make them stand out from the rest, based on their physical and behavioral traits. Since several decades fingerprints have been used as the biometrics but with rapid progressions in the world of science and technology, the biometric expertise has developed tremendously and is now capable of recognizing a person on the basis of their unique facial features, iris pattern, and even voice.

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When we talk about IoT, nobody can deny the wonders it has created so far. With improved connectivity and automation, IoT professionals worked at their best to make our lives luxurious and easy. So, what if we combine IoT with Biometrics? Yes!! Undoubtedly, it has led us to a number of outclass innovations, offering convenience and literal sense of security. Therefore, let us explore the magnificence of biometric and IoT working together to get to know the significance of their presence during present times.

The Security of Mobile Devices:

Smartphones indeed have become vital, in fact, a necessity and home to our photo gallery, confidential saved information, our log into various apps and more. Thus, for the manufacturers of smart devices, security is a serious concern. They are using a wide range of biometric techniques like fingerprint sensors and facial recognition to make their products as secure as possible for their clients.

Other than these biometric proficiencies, voice recognition is also getting a pronounced worldwide acceptance with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Now and the most recent Samsung’s Bixby, offering superior biometric authentication.

Secured Banking:

With an increased number of frauds cases and threats from cyberspace, biometric procedures are becoming common practices all across the globe to ensure safe transactions. Banks and other financial institutions are opting biometric so as to offer its customers secured online transactions via their mobiles and reduce ATM frauds.

Moreover, in this era of globalization, where the entire world is interconnected and subscribing for various online services, recalling passwords of each is a real headache, isn’t it? Thus, keeping in mind this complex scenario, biometrics offers an easy solution to this and permits you to make payments and avail numerous other services without remembering passwords.

Home Security:

IoT technology along with biometric locking systems provides an enhanced security scheme by managing a level of access and forgetting about the keys and pin codes. It allows you to make a key-less entry without even worrying about someone breaking in.

Wrapping up:

Connectivity is what that makes a smart even smarter. And of course, smartness definitely requires a high level of security to retain its class as unauthorized access would activate the trust issues. So, this is where the IoT has stepped forward with more quick and trustworthy validation approaches. Undeniably, biometric authentication offers seamless verification experience without making any compromises.

On the other hand, when we consider the traditional methods of authenticity, they are becoming outdated and not easy to use. While biometric indeed provides a great deal of security with simplicity.


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