By Krzysztof Rutkowski, Research Analyst, Aerospace, Defence and Security
Movies sometimes give us a glimpse of what is to come and we often think that many decades or centuries will pass before humanity arrives at that point of technological advancement. In some cases it is true and in others all that we need to do is take a look into our document drawer and realize that the future is just around the corner. Biometrics has been used as a means of identification for decades, if not centuries, when Alphonse Bertillon used biometrics to identify criminals. Currently we see this technology making its presence felt not only in law enforcement but also in the military, government administration and in border control. Frost & Sullivan believes that this technology will continue to develop itself in parallel with enabling technology such as portable devices and high definition surveillance cameras. The future of the industry looks positive for organsations that have already established themselves in the market and have secured large contracts that prove that biometric technology is a viable solution.
Biometrics is just the beginning
When computers were not around or were simply too slow to conduct quick comparison checks the police departments used primitive manual comparison techniques in order to determine the identity of the individual. The negatives are long waiting times for a match and the possibility of a mismatch. Modernity and technology improvements brought with them new systems which enhanced the biometric experience.