5 Things to Consider Before Deploying a Biometric System for Your Business
1. Conduct an audit of your current infrastructure
See how well it matches up against your current security policies.
2. Which biometric modality is best for your business?
Each biometric modality has its own strengths and weaknesses that must be evaluated in relation to the application before implementation. The effectiveness of a particular biometric system deployment is dependent on how and where the technology is used.
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Factors that must be taken into account when implementing a biometric system include, but are not limited to:
• Physical location,
• Security risks, task (identification or verification)
• Expected number of end users
• User circumstances
• Existing data
3. Do You Need Multimodal Biometric Systems?
One of the most important rules of a good security policy is to never rely upon one means of security as your only line of defense. Instead, it is smarter to have multiple layers of security. In biometric terms, this means having a multimodal biometric system for your business.
4. Which Biometric Hardware to Use?
With rapid innovations in biometric technology, various types of hardware are now available to choose from. Businesses need to consider all related hardware factors that may have an effect on the success of the deployment such as liveness detection capability, spoof detection capability, and mobility.
5 Consider the ROI
If you have already decided that you want to implement a biometric system, it is important that you develop an understanding of the rate of Return on Investment (ROI). In order to understand this, you can first conduct a “Pilot Project”.
Business Case Study
Bahrain based manufacturing and construction company Mass Contracting Co. WLL was looking for a solution to integrate biometrics with their web based workforce management system. They have their own workforce management solution and were looking for a solution that would enable them to accurately identify their employees and visitors with biometric technology.
They were trying to make their employee profile management system more accurate and increase office security through proper visitor management. They were exploring the idea of adding biometric identification to their software in order to eliminate these challenges. Learn how biometric system helped them to solve this problem.